BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium:
How Do You Know a Microbe When You Find One?:
Marion Field Fass (Uses μGCK software)
Epidemiology: Understanding Disease Spread:
by Marion Field Fass (Uses Epidemiology software)
Studying HIV evolution within and between patients
This session will focus on two teaching modules that use the Biology Workbench,
an online bioinformatics tool, to analyze two sets of HIV sequence data from
the scientific literature. We will use this data to study the relationship between
viral evolution and patient immunological function, and to investigate the source
of a patient's HIV infection using data from an actual court case.
Fractal Dimension and Image Analysis
During this session we will investigate two activities the incorporate image
analyses, mathematics, and biological studies. The activities we will study
the use of fractal dimension in of bacterial growth and growth of bread mold
to demonstrate models of growth.