Sample ScreenShot from BioInformatics Lab
Comparison Between Musical Notes and RNA Strands
Bioinformatics Labs and Activities
Below are a few of the Bioinformatics based labs that
we have implemented at our DK-12 based laboratories.
RANDOM WALK AND BIOINFORMATICS
By Chidiogo Ike-Egbuonu
This lab helps to teach students about using the BLAST genetic tool to help compare genetic sequences and find whose genes are similar to whose. It also helps to show the relation between the Codon Wheel and Musical Notes as well as conduct a Matlab based random genetic sequence walk program.
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
By Steve Essinger
This lab, like the one listed above it, has students comparing protein sequences to identify an unknown protein to help solve a murder. The lab even goes on further to have students compare nucleotide strings and figure out who the culprit to the murder was. The lab uses the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) protein and nucleotide database for the activities.