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An Integrated Approach to the Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Undergraduate biochemistry laboratories traditionally expose students to biochemical techniques through a series of independent and usually unrelated laboratory exercises. Efforts to reorganize and update the undergraduate biochemistry laboratory at Texas Tech University have centered upon the development of a series of laboratory experiments that focus on a single biological system, the complex 11 (succinate:ubiquinone oxidoreductase) of Escherichia coli. Students are provided a computer-aided research environment in which to gain practical training in molecular biology, protein purification and enzyme kinetics. The laboratory schedule includes exercises on the succinate dehydrogenase operon (sdh) DNA sequence, and experiments that deal with isolation and characterization of sdh operon DNA, extraction and purification of complex 11 and characterization of complex 11 subunit structure and kinetic parameters. This unified approach to the biochemistry teaching laboratory is specifically designed to impact undergraduate student preparation for future studies, providing exposure to fundamental techniques of biochemistry experimentation and simulating the focused, single system, environment of a research laboratory.

Harman, James G.; Anderson, John A.; Nakashima, Richard A.; Shaw, Robert W.

1995-07-01

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Ribose 5-Phosphate Isomerase Investigations for the Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The enzyme ribose 5-phosphate isomerase (RpiA) has many features that make it attractive as a focal point of a semester-long, advanced biochemistry laboratory for undergraduate students. The protein can easily and inexpensively be isolated from spinach using traditional purification techniques. Characterization of RpiA enzyme activity can be…

Jewett, Kathy; Sandwick, Roger K.

2011-01-01

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Independent Research Projects in an Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses some of the problems associated with requiring a highly structured set of laboratory exercises in undergraduate biochemistry courses. Describes a program where students perform short-term independent projects after completing experiments which introduce basic concepts and techniques. Provides lists of the experiments and some typical…

Boyer, Rodney F.

1987-01-01

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Undergraduate Biochemistry  

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Undergraduate Biochemistry Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences #12;bristol.ac.uk/study Studying a degree in biochemistry will give you a unique insight into life at a molecular level and will prepare you for a career in any of the major biosciences. Biochemistry is the study of life processes

Bristol, University of

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Undergraduate Programs BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR  

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Undergraduate Programs in BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Dalhousie University 5850 College Street ............................................................................................................................. 3 1. Biochemistry Degree Programs .............................................................................................................. 4 Minor in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Dellaire, Graham

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Undergraduate Programs BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR  

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Undergraduate Programs in BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Dalhousie University 5850 College Street.............................................................................................................................. 3 1. Biochemistry Degree Programs .............................................................................................................. 4 Minor in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Dellaire, Graham

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Undergraduate Programs BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR  

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Undergraduate Programs in BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Dalhousie University 9B1 - 5850 College........................................................................................................................................................ 3 1. Biochemistry Degree Programs ............................................................................................................................. 5 Minor in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Dellaire, Graham

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DNA Topology Analysis in the Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The ability of a cell to control precisely and regulate DNA winding and topology is critical for many intracellular processes, such as replication, transcription, recombination, and repair. A set of complementary experiments is described which are useful in teaching the principles of DNA topology to undergraduate biochemistry students. In one experiment, a copper-o-phenanthroline complex is used to oxidatively cleave closed circular supercoiled DNA and generate nicked and linear forms. In the second experiment, the antitumor agent cis-diamminedichloroplatinum is used to gradually remove supercoils by unwinding the DNA helix. In a third experiment, DNA topoisomerase I is used to generate a set of topoisomers of covalently closed circular DNA. In all experiments, the results are readily analyzed by agarose gel electrophoresis. Together, these experiments greatly facilitate the students' understanding of the basic principles of DNA topology and provide an interesting backdrop for teaching agarose gel electrophoresis methodology. They also serve to introduce topics such as small molecule-DNA interactions and DNA damage and repair.

Keck, Michael V.

2000-11-01

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Vesicle Stability and Dynamics: An Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A laboratory exercise is described that helps students learn about lipid self-assembly by making vesicles under different solution conditions. Concepts covering the chemical properties of different lipids, the dynamics of lipids, and vesicle stability are explored. Further, the described protocol is easy and cheap to implement. One to two…

Del Bianco, Cristina; Torino, Domenica; Mansy, Sheref S.

2014-01-01

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Identification of Forensic Samples via Mitochondrial DNA in the Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A recent forensic approach for identification of unknown biological samples is mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequencing. We describe a laboratory exercise suitable for an undergraduate biochemistry course in which the polymerase chain reaction is used to amplify a 440 base pair hypervariable region of human mtDNA from a variety of "crime scene" samples (e.g., teeth, hair, nails, cigarettes, envelope flaps, toothbrushes, and chewing gum). Amplification is verified via agarose gel electrophoresis and then samples are subjected to cycle sequencing. Sequence alignments are made via the program CLUSTAL W, allowing students to compare samples and solve the "crime."

Millard, Julie T.; Pilon, André M.

2003-04-01

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The Determination of Vitamin D-Dependent Calcium Binding Protein in Chick Intesting: An Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratory Experiment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is an experiment used in an undergraduate biochemistry laboratory involving inducing rickets in chicks and correlating the disease to a reduction in vitamin D-dependent calcium binding protein. Techniques involved are hormone induction, protein isolation, and radioisotope methodology. (Author/DS)

Lessard, George M.

1980-01-01

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Spectroelectrochemical Determination of the Redox Potential of Cytochrome c via Multiple Regression An Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis or Biochemistry Laboratory Exercise  

Microsoft Academic Search

This laboratory exercise can be used in an undergraduate course in Biochemistry or Instrumental Methods. Bovine cytochrome c is reduced in the presence of DCIP in an enzyme- coupled redox reaction. The reduction is monitored spectroscopically and the concentrations of the individual species are determined from Beer's law via multiple regression. The redox potential of cytochrome c is estimated from

Graham T. Whitaker; Eugene A. Belogay; Eugene T. Smith

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Glycobiology, How to Sugar-Coat an Undergraduate Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A second semester biochemistry laboratory has been implemented as an independent projects course at California State University, Sacramento since 1999. To incorporate aspects of carbohydrate biochemistry, or glycobiology, into our curriculum, projects in lectin isolation and purification were undertaken over the course of two semesters. Through…

McReynolds, Katherine D.

2006-01-01

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Purification of Bovine Carbonic Anhydrase by Affinity Chromatography: An Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratory Experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have developed a rapid and inexpensive experiment utilizing affinity chromatography to isolate carbonic anhydrase (CA) from bovine blood. The more specific an affinity gel is the better the purification, but the greater the cost. Some costs would be prohibitive in the undergraduate biochemistry laboratory. Less specific resins may be more affordable but may bind a number of closely related proteins. One alternative would be to couple a specific ligand to an inexpensive resin such as an ion exchanger. We describe a simple procedure for preparing a sulfonamide-coupled resin which specifically binds CA from a blood hemolysate. The CA is eluted and analyzed by sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). It was found that only a single band of 31 kD was obtained. The instructor can readily prepare the affinity gel prior to the lab, and the students, beginning with packed red blood cells can carry out the lysis, binding to the gel, elution, enzymatic assays, and electrophoresis.

Bering, C. Larry; Kuhns, Jennifer J.; Rowlett, Roger

1998-08-01

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Affinity Chromatography of Lactate Dehydrogenase: An Experiment for the Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses a laboratory technique of enzyme purification by affinity chromatography as part of an undergraduate biochemical methodology course. Provides preparation details of the rat muscle homogenate and reagents. Proposes column requirements and assaying information. (MVL)

Anderson, Alexander J.

1988-01-01

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A Static Method as an Alternative to Gel Chromatography: An Experiment for the Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a static method as an alternative to gel chromatography, which may be used as an undergraduate laboratory experiment. In this method, a constant mass of Sephadex gel is swollen in a series of protein solutions. UV-vis spectrophotometry is used to find a partition coefficient, KD, that indicates the fraction of the interior…

Burum, Alex D.; Splittgerber, Allan G.

2008-01-01

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An Inexpensive, Relatively Green, and Rapid Method to Purify Genomic DNA from "Escherichia Coli": An Experiment for the Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A method to purify genomic DNA from "Escherichia coli" is presented. The method is an amalgam of published methods but has been modified and optimized for use in the undergraduate biochemistry laboratory. Specifically, the method uses Tide Free 2x Ultra laundry detergent, which contains unspecified proteases and lipases, "n"-butanol, 2-propanol,…

Sims, Paul A.; Branscum, Katie M.; Kao, Lydia; Keaveny, Virginia R.

2010-01-01

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A Kinetic Experiment for the Biochemistry Laboratory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the use of specific reactions of metabolic pathways to make measurements in the laboratory. Describes an adaptation of an experiment used in undergraduate biochemistry laboratories involving the induction of an enzyme in E. coli, as well as its partial purification and characterization. (TW)

Palmer, Richard E.

1986-01-01

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Equilibrium Gel Filtration Chromatography for the Measurement of Protein-Ligand Binding in the Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratory  

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A laboratory exercise used in the senior biochemistry course at the University of Winnipeg for three years is discussed. It combines liquid chromatography and absorbance spectroscopy and also allows the students to produce a quantitative result within a single three-hour period.

Craig, Douglas B.

2005-01-01

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The Biochemistry of the Muscle Contraction Process: An Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment Using Viscosity to Follow the Progress of a Reaction.  

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Describes an undergraduate laboratory experiment using viscosity to follow the progress of the contractile process in muscles. This simple, short experiment illustrates the action of ATP as the source of energy in the contractile process and the catalytic effect of calcium ions as a control in the energy producing process. (CS)

Belliveau, James F.; And Others

1981-01-01

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Incorporation of Bioinformatics Exercises into the Undergraduate Biochemistry Curriculum  

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Articles Incorporation of Bioinformatics Exercises into the Undergraduate Biochemistry Curriculum biochemistry curriculum with data-mining exercises is an ideal way to expose the students to the common of bioinformatics is developing faster than most biochemistry textbooks can adapt. Supplement- ing the undergraduate

Feig, Andrew

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Assessment of Molecular Construction in Undergraduate Biochemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

White and group used a two question, open-ended tests to separately evaluate students' learning of specific biochemical concepts in the general biology lecture and laboratory, in the first performance assessment of molecular visualization in teaching biochemistry. Two studies were devoted to protein structure using globins followed by one…

Booth, Deborah; Bateman, Robert C., Jr.; Sirochman, Rudy; Richardson, David C.; Richardson, Jane S.; Weiner, Steven W.; Farwell, Mary; Putnam-Evans, Cindy

2005-01-01

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Differentiating Biochemistry Course Laboratories Based on Student Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Content and emphases in undergraduate biochemistry courses can be readily tailored to accommodate the standards of the department in which they are housed, as well as the backgrounds of the students in the courses. A more challenging issue is how to construct laboratory experiences for a class with both chemistry majors, who usually have little or…

Jakubowski, Henry V.

2011-01-01

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An Undergraduate Investigation into the 10-23 DNA Enzyme that Cleaves RNA: DNA Can Cut It in the Biochemistry Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A low-cost biochemistry experiment is described that demonstrates current techniques in the use of catalytic DNA molecules and introduces a nonradioactive, nonfluorescent, inexpensive, fast, and safe method for monitoring these nucleic acid reactions. The laboratory involves the exploration of the 10-23 DNA enzyme as it cleaves a specific RNA…

Flynn-Charlebois, Amber; Burns, Jamie; Chapelliquen, Stephanie; Sanmartino, Holly

2011-01-01

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Incorporation of Bioinformatics Exercises into the Undergraduate Biochemistry Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The field of bioinformatics is developing faster than most biochemistry textbooks can adapt. Supplementing the undergraduate biochemistry curriculum with data-mining exercises is an ideal way to expose the students to the common databases and tools that take advantage of this vast repository of biochemical information. An integrated collection of…

Feig, Andrew L.; Jabri, Evelyn

2002-01-01

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Incorporation of bioinformatics exercises into the undergraduate biochemistry curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

The field of bioinformatics is developing faster than most biochemistry textbooks can adapt. Supplement- ing the undergraduate biochemistry curriculum with data-mining exercises is an ideal way to expose the students to the common databases and tools that take advantage of this vast repository of biochemical information. An integrated collection of exercises based on pet proteins has been assembled. The exer-

Andrew L. Feig; Evelyn Jabri

2002-01-01

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Environmental Regulation of Plant Gene Expression: An Rt-qPCR Laboratory Project for an Upper-Level Undergraduate Biochemistry or Molecular Biology Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We present a novel laboratory project employing "real-time" RT-qPCR to measure the effect of environment on the expression of the "FLOWERING LOCUS C" gene, a key regulator of floral timing in "Arabidopsis thaliana" plants. The project requires four 3-hr laboratory sessions and is aimed at upper-level undergraduate

Eickelberg, Garrett J.; Fisher, Alison J.

2013-01-01

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Laboratory Exercises Development of a Biochemistry Laboratory Course with a Project-oriented Goal  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new course for undergraduate biochemistry laboratory has been developed in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The course is innovative pedagogically by giving students a set of relevant skills for biochemical research and then allowing them to apply those skills in designing and performing the procedures for a research-like project. The course content focuses

Robert V. Stahelin; Raymond E. Forslund; Donald J. Wink; Wonhwa Cho

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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry UCLA Chemistry, Biochemistry & Chemistry Material Science  

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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry UCLA Chemistry, Biochemistry & Chemistry Material Science ...........................................................................................................................................4 Chemistry & Biochemistry Undergraduate Office..............................................................................................6 Majors in Chemistry & Biochemistry

Levine, Alex J.

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A Biochemistry of Human Disease Course for Undergraduate and Graduate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the experiences of a medical school faculty who have been offering for more than 10 years a two-course series in the biochemistry of human disease to undergraduate students majoring in biochemistry, biology, or chemistry. Recommends the teaching of specialized, advanced courses to undergraduate, pre-professional students. (DDR)

Glew, Robert H.; VanderJagt, David L.

2001-01-01

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Cytochrome c: A Biochemistry Laboratory Course  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A unified biochemistry laboratory course has been developed. Rather than using miscellaneous laboratory experiments, the concept behind this course is to focus on a theme: the process of biochemical research. The laboratory deals entirely with one protein, cytochrome c, simulating the experience of a real-world research project. The laboratory is built around team-learning: groups of students isolate cytochrome c, characterize it by a variety of biochemical and bioinorganic methods, attempt to determine its function, and finally alter the protein to produce a modifier of oxidative nucleic acid damage. In this way, the students are introduced in general terms to the techniques necessary to research a new biochemical problem. Overall, by exposing students to the excitement of research problems, it is hoped their interests in pursuing careers in chemical or biochemical research will be stimulated.

Vincent, John B.; Woski, Stephen A.

2005-08-01

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Integrating Internet Assignments into a Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Laboratory Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A main challenge in educating undergraduate students is to introduce them to the Internet and to teach them how to effectively use it in research. To this end, an Internet assignment was developed that introduces students to websites related to biomedical research at the beginning of a biochemistry/molecular biology laboratory course. The basic…

Kaspar, Roger L.

2002-01-01

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Kinetics of Carboxylesterase: An Experiment for Biochemistry and Physical Chemistry Laboratory.  

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Describes a convenient, inexpensive experiment in enzyme kinetics developed for the undergraduate biochemistry laboratory at the University of Virginia. Required are a single beam visible spectrophotometer with output to a recorder, a constant temperature, a commercially available enzyme, substrates, and buffers. (BT)

Nichols, C. S.; Cromartie, T. H.

1979-01-01

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An SDS-PAGE Examination of Protein Quaternary Structure and Disulfide Bonding for a Biochemistry Laboratory  

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Electrophoresis is a valuable tool for biochemists, yet this technique is often not included in biochemistry laboratory curricula owing to time constraints or lack of equipment. Protein structure is also a topic of interest in many disciplines, yet most undergraduate lab experiments focus only on primary structure. In this experiment, students use…

Powers, Jennifer L.; Andrews, Carla S.; St. Antoine, Caroline C.; Jain, Swapan S.; Bevilacqua, Vicky L. H.

2005-01-01

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An SDS-PAGE Examination of Protein Quaternary Structure and Disulfide Bonding for a Biochemistry Laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electrophoresis is a valuable tool for biochemists, yet this technique is often not included in biochemistry laboratory curricula owing to time constraints or lack of equipment. Protein structure is also a topic of interest in many disciplines, yet most undergraduate lab experiments focus only on primary structure. In this experiment, students use sodium dodecyl sulfate–polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS–PAGE) and ?-mercaptoethanol

Jennifer L. Powers; Carla S. Andrews; Carolina C. St. Antonia; Swapan S. Jian; Vicky L. H. Bevilacqua

2005-01-01

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The Kinetics and Inhibition of Gamma-Glutamyl Transpeptidase: A Biochemistry Laboratory Experiment.  

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Discusses an enzyme kinetics laboratory experiment involving a two substrate system for undergraduate biochemistry. Uses the enzyme gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase as this enzyme in blood serum is of clinical significance. Notes elevated levels are seen in liver disease, alcoholism, and epilepsy. Uses a spectrophotometer for the analysis. (MVL)

Splittgerber, A. G.; Sohl, Julie

1988-01-01

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UCLA CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY  

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UCLA CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY ORIENTATION HANDBOOK 2012-2013 #12;Table of Contents Introduction .............................................................................................................................................2 Chemistry & Biochemistry Undergraduate Office ................................................................................................................................................4 Biochemistry

Levine, Alex J.

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A Research-Inspired Biochemistry Laboratory Module  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This helpful set of materials is part of the "Cool Science" initiative at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). It comes from a research-inspired biochemistry laboratory course at MIT developed by professor Catherine Drennan, who also happens to be a fellow at HHMI. The intention is that these materials will introduce students to standard biochemical techniques in the context of investigating a current research topic. The resources here include detailed student and instructor laboratory manuals, equipment lists, and lecture slides and notes for accompanying background and technique lectures. There is a complete syllabus available, along with an extensive gallery of relevant images. The site also contains links to related resources, such as a classroom video on researching microorganisms that live on greenhouse gases.

2013-01-25

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HPLC for Undergraduate Introductory Laboratories  

Microsoft Academic Search

Undergraduate laboratories continue increasing the use of instrumentation in teaching. One technique that is growing in popularity is HPLC. We have designed a set of simple HPLC separations as part of an introductory set of projects that serve as an introduction to chromatography early in the organic course. We have introduced quantitative analysis to the common separation of analgesics so

Scott A. van Arman; Marcus W. Thomsen

1997-01-01

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A Laboratory Course in Clinical Biochemistry Emphasizing Interest and Relevance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ten laboratory experiments are described which are used in a successful clinical biochemistry laboratory course (e.g. blood alcohol, glucose tolerance, plasma triglycerides, coronary risk index, gastric analysis, vitamin C and E). Most of the experiments are performed on the students themselves using simple equipment with emphasis on useful…

Schwartz, Peter L.

1975-01-01

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A Proposal for Teaching Undergraduate Chemistry Students Carbohydrate Biochemistry by Problem-Based Learning Activities  

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This article presents a problem-based learning (PBL) approach to teaching elementary biochemistry to undergraduate students. The activity was based on "the foods we eat." It was used to engage students' curiosity and to initiate learning about a subject that could be used by the future teachers in the high school. The experimental…

Figueira, Angela C. M.; Rocha, Joao B. T.

2014-01-01

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A Course Designed for Undergraduate Biochemistry Students to Learn about Cultural Diversity Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Biology, biochemistry, and other science students are well trained in science and familiar with how to conduct and evaluate scientific experiments. They are less aware of cultural issues or how these will impact their careers in research, education, or as professional health care workers. A course was developed for advanced undergraduate science…

Benore-Parsons, Marilee

2006-01-01

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Synthesis of Vitamin K Expoxide: An Undergraduate Biochemistry Experiment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides procedures for synthesizing and purifying a vitamin K metabolite (2,3-epoxide) to introduce many of the techniques used in lipid biochemistry. Includes typical results obtained as well as an optional experiment designed to test the purity of the epoxide obtained. (JM)

Thierry-Palmer, M.

1984-01-01

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The Use of Case Studies in an Undergraduate Biochemistry Course  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most college biochemistry courses are taught in a format in which the professor lectures and the student memorizes. Although this is the best method for conveying large amounts of material, it puts the student in the position of passive learner. The lecture-based format has not been abandoned, but has been supplemented with case study projects assigned to the students upon

Kathleen Cornely

1998-01-01

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Raising Environmental Awareness through Applied Biochemistry Laboratory Experiments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Our environment is under constant pressure and threat from various sources of pollution. Science students, in particular chemistry students, must not only be made aware of these issues, but also be taught that chemistry (and science) can provide solutions to such real-life issues. To this end, a newly developed biochemistry laboratory experiment…

Salman Ashraf, S.

2013-01-01

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Computerized Examination: Application to the Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains a computer exam format used with pharmacy students in a clinical biochemistry laboratory course. Student attitudes were assessed. Students felt that their final grade reflected their comprehension, exam pratical facilitated learning, exam format fostered retention and the questions were appropriate. (GS)

Bachmann, Kenneth A.

1975-01-01

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A Focused Assignment Encouraging Deep Reading in Undergraduate Biochemistry  

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Encouraging undergraduate students to access, read, and analyze current primary literature can positively impact learning, especially in advanced courses. The incorporation of literature into coursework typically involves reading and responding to full research reports. Such exercises have clear value as students make connections between…

Spiegelberg, Bryan D.

2014-01-01

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Purification and Characterization of Enzymes from Yeast: An Extended Undergraduate Laboratory Sequence for Large Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Providing a project-based experience in an undergraduate biochemistry laboratory class can be complex with large class sizes and limited resources. We have designed a 6-week curriculum during which students purify and characterize the enzymes invertase and phosphatase from bakers yeast. Purification is performed in two stages via ethanol…

Johanson, Kelly E.; Watt, Terry J.; McIntyre, Neil R.; Thompson, Marleesa

2013-01-01

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HPLC for Undergraduate Introductory Laboratories  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Undergraduate laboratories continue increasing the use of instrumentation in teaching. One technique that is growing in popularity is HPLC. We have designed a set of simple HPLC separations as part of an introductory set of projects that serve as an introduction to chromatography early in the organic course. We have introduced quantitative analysis to the common separation of analgesics so that students may identify the composition of an unknown commercial tablet. Derived from this system is a Ån adaptation of the well known separation of nucleosides by reversed-phase HPLC such that students can quantitatively identify the components of an unknown "RNA digest." Students must determine retention times and an instrumental response factor for each component. For both separations all components elute in × 6 min. and baseline separation is excellent. From the retention times of standard individual component samples the identity of each component in the sample can be ascertained. From the instrumental response factors of standard individual component samples the percent composition of each component can be calculated.

van Arman, Scott A.; Thomsen, Marcus W.

1997-01-01

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Fluid Flow Experiment for Undergraduate Laboratory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The undergraduate fluid mechanics laboratory at Clarkson University consists of three experiments: mixing; drag measurements; and fluid flow and pressure drop measurements. The latter experiment is described, considering equipment needed, procedures used, and typical results obtained. (JN)

Vilimpochapornkul, Viroj; Obot, Nsima T.

1986-01-01

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Biochemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Web site is the online companion to the fifth edition of Biochemistry, (W. H. Freeman & Co publisher). The site "is designed to help students review key concepts from the textbook through interactive exercises, animated 3D tutorials and learning tools." Most of these amazing resources, including animated flashcards and experimental techniques, are immediately available by clicking on chapter or resource headings. Additional resources, such as the online quizzing feature, require a free online registration (teachers must verify their instructor status).

2002-01-01

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Probing Changes in the Conformation of tRNA[superscript Phe]: An Integrated Biochemistry Laboratory Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We have designed a new guided-inquiry laboratory for an advanced biochemistry course. This integrated laboratory focuses on the biomolecule tRNA[superscript Phe] and combines elements of bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry with biochemistry. Throughout the semester students work together to study tRNA[superscript Phe] structure and ligand…

Kirk, Sarah R.; Silverstein, Todd P.; McFarlane Holman, Karen L.; Taylor, Buck L. H.

2008-01-01

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Guaiacol Peroxidase Zymography for the Undergraduate Laboratory  

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This laboratory exercise presents a novel way to introduce undergraduate students to the specific detection of enzymatic activity by electrophoresis. First, students prepare a crude peroxidase extract and then analyze the homogenate via electrophoresis. Zymography, that is, a SDS-PAGE method to detect enzyme activity, is used to specifically…

Wilkesman, Jeff; Castro, Diana; Contreras, Lellys M.; Kurz, Liliana

2014-01-01

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Environmental Chemistry in the Undergraduate Laboratory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the importance of environmental chemistry and the use of laboratory exercises in analytical and general chemistry courses. Notes the importance of lab work in heightening student interest in coursework including problem-based learning in undergraduate curricula, ready adaptability of environmental coursework to existing curricula, and…

Wenzel, Thomas J.; Austin, Rachel N.

2001-01-01

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A Pharmacy Practice Laboratory Exercise to Apply Biochemistry Concepts  

PubMed Central

Objectives To develop exercises that allow pharmacy students to apply foundational knowledge discussed in a first-professional year (P1) biochemistry course to specific disease states and patient scenarios. Design A pharmacy practice laboratory exercise was developed to accompany a lecture sequence pertaining to purine biosynthesis and degradation. The assignment required students to fill a prescription, provide patient counseling tips, and answer questions pertaining to the disease state, the underlying biochemical problem, and the prescribed medication. Assessment Students were graded on the accuracy with which they filled the prescription, provided patient counseling, and answered the questions provided. Overall, students displayed mastery in all of these areas. Additionally, students completed a course survey on which they rated this exercise favorably, noting that it helped them to integrate basic science concepts and pharmacy practice. Conclusion A laboratory exercise provided an opportunity for P1 students to apply foundational pharmacy knowledge to a patient case and can serve as a template for the design of additional exercises. PMID:21179255

McFalls, Marsha A.

2010-01-01

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An Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment for Upper-Level Forensic Science, Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology Courses: Human DNA Amplification Using STR Single Locus Primers by Real-Time PCR with SYBR Green Detection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this laboratory experiment, real-time polymerase chain reaction (real-time PCR) was conducted using published human TPOX single-locus DNA primers for validation and various student-designed short tandem repeat (STR) primers for Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) loci. SYBR Green was used to detect the amplification of the expected amplicons. The…

Elkins, Kelly M.; Kadunc, Raelynn E.

2012-01-01

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The Arizona State University electrical engineering undergraduate open laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the undergraduate electrical engineering laboratories at Arizona State University, For the past few years, the laboratory exercises associated with 11 electrical engineering courses have been conducted in a single large room and, mostly, on an unscheduled basis. This open laboratory is available 74 h each week and contains the equipment necessary for most of the undergraduate electrical

J. C. Palais; C. G. Javurek

1996-01-01

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Transmission Grating Spectrometers in Undergraduate Astronomy Laboratories  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Iowa Robotic Telescope, located in southern Arizona, has been used in University of Iowa undergraduate laboratories for more than a decade. The addition of a low-resolution transmission grating spectrometer (TGS) to the 0.37 m classical Cassegrain reflector has allowed students to obtain spectra of stars, planets, and nebulae as regular part of the lab curriculum. We discuss the relative efficiency and resolution dependences using different groove spacings, slits, telescope optics, and camera sensor geometries. In addition, we consider the use of beam steering prisms joined with diffraction gratings (grisms). Students may schedule the TGS system using a simple web-based form to observe targets down to approximately 10th magnitude. Some of the TGS observational targets include Wolf-Rayet stars with optically thick winds, novae, as well as main sequence stars over the entire spectral sequence.

Hood, Ryan; Moore, J.; McKinlay, M.; Coffin, D.; Trieweiler, D.; Mutel, R. L.

2012-01-01

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CHEM 4581 Syllabus Page 1 of 7 Biochemistry Laboratory I  

E-print Network

for this course is as follows: 30% Laboratory Reports No lab report is required for Lab #1. Lab #9 (GMO Project score will be dropped. 30% Laboratory Performance 10% Homework 10% GMO Project Presentation 10

Houston, Paul L.

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Innovative research and laboratory experiences for undergraduate students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Students majoring in Engineering Technology programs at Western Washington University (USA) have many opportunities to participate in unique undergraduate research experiences and innovative laboratory programs. This paper describes the methods used by the faculty to integrate innovative design experiences into the undergraduate programs at Western Washington University. The CIM projects in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program are used to illustrate

Kathleen L. Kitto

1998-01-01

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Commentary: Why Abandoning Undergraduate Laboratories Is Not an Option  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Laboratory exercises (labs) are sometimes regarded as dispensable in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) education for various reasons including a combination of increased class costs and small budget allocations, pressing demands for more time to lecture to fit in new BMB discoveries within constant time span of courses, and the fact that…

Costa, Manuel Joao

2010-01-01

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Biochemistry Why biochemistry?  

E-print Network

Biochemistry Why biochemistry? Biochemistry seeks to understand and explain living systems? Biochemistry is central to genetics, development, ageing and disease. Practical applications range from genetic, the development of personalised medicine, and drug discovery. Essentials What biochemistry courses are there

Sussex, University of

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Application of a Differential Respirometer to the Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an apparatus that can be used to measure low gas pressures over a range of temperature in the undergraduate teaching laboratory. Discusses an experimental procedure and theory for pressure temperature measurements with this apparatus. (CW)

Cummins, Ken; Stedman, Geoffrey

1988-01-01

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479Program of Medical Laboratory Sciences Undergraduate Catalogue 201314  

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, antigens, antibodies, and complement system, as well as basic principles in blood banking and transfusion medicine. First semester. #12;480 Program of Medical Laboratory Sciences Undergraduate Catalogue 2013

Shihadeh, Alan

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Introducing Undergraduates to a Research Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses a student project which is intended to teach undergraduates concepts and techniques of nuclear physics, experimental methods used in particle detection, and provide experience in a functioning research environment. Included are detailed procedures for carrying out the project. (CC)

Weinberg, Robert

1974-01-01

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Undergraduate Skills Laboratories at Sonoma State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Due to the current economic climate, funding sources for many laboratory courses have been cut from university budgets. However, it is still necessary for undergraduates to master laboratory skills to be prepared and competitive applicants when entering the professional world and/or graduate school. In this context, student-led programs may be able to compensate for this lack of formal instruction and reinforce concepts from lecture by applying research techniques to develop hands-on comprehension. The Sonoma State University Chapter of Society of Physics Students has established a peer-led skills lab to teach research techniques in the fields of astronomy and physics. The goal is to alleviate the pressures of both independently learning and efficiently applying techniques to junior and senior-level research projects. These skill labs are especially valuable for nontraditional students who, due to work or family duties, may not get a chance to fully commit to research projects. For example, a topic such as Arduino programming has a multitude of applications in both astronomy and physics, but is not taught in traditional university courses. Although some programming and electronics skills are taught in (separate) classes, they are usually not applied to actual research projects, which combined expertise is needed. For example, in astronomy, there are many situations involving programming telescopes and taking data with electronic cameras. Often students will carry out research using these tools but when something goes wrong, the students will not have the skills to trouble shoot and fix the system. Another astronomical topic to be taught in the skills labs is the analysis of astronomical data, including running remote telescopes, analyzing photometric variability, and understanding the concepts of star magnitudes, flat fields, and biases. These workshops provide a setting in which the student teacher may strengthen his or her understanding of the topic by presenting it to peers. Students teaching fellow peers is an ideal method of furthering understanding for all participants, and the skills lab established by the SPS has begun this process at SSU.

Gill, Amandeep; Zack, K.; Mills, H.; Cunningham, B.; Jackowski, S.

2014-01-01

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What Skills Should Students of Undergraduate Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Programs Have upon Graduation?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) students should demonstrate proficiency in the foundational concepts of the discipline and possess the skills needed to practice as professionals. To ascertain the skills that should be required, groups of BMB educators met in several focused workshops to discuss the expectations with the ultimate goal of…

White, Harold B.; Benore, Marilee A.; Sumter, Takita F.; Caldwell, Benjamin D.; Bell, Ellis

2013-01-01

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EDITORIAL: Student undergraduate laboratory and project work  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the last decade 'labwork' courses at university level have changed significantly. The beginning of this development was indicated and partly initiated by the EU-project 'Labwork in Science Education' funded by the European Community (1999-2001). The present special issue of the European Journal of Physics focuses on a multitude of different aspects of this process. The aim of this publication is to improve the exchange of experience and to promote this important trend. In physics research labs a silent revolution has taken place. Today the personal computer is omnipresent. It controls the experiment via stepping motors, piezo-microdrives etc, it monitors all parameters and collects the experimental data with the help of smart sensors. In particular, computer-based modern scanning and imaging techniques open the possibility of creating really new types of experiments. The computer allows data storage and processing on the one hand and simulation and modelling on the other. These processes occur in parallel or may even be interwoven. The web plays an important role in modern science for inquiry, communication, cooperation and publication. Traditional labwork courses do not prepare students for the many resulting demands. Therefore it is necessary to redefine the learning targets and to reconsider the learning methods. Two contributions show exemplarily how modern experimental devices could find their way into students' labs. In the article 'Infrared thermal imaging as a tool in university physics education' by Klaus-Peter Möllmann and Michael Vollmer we can see that infrared thermal imaging is a valuable tool in physics education at university level. It can help to visualize and thereby enhance understanding of physical phenomena of mechanics, thermal physics, electromagnetism, optics and radiation physics. The contribution 'Using Peltier cells to study solid-liquid-vapor transitions and supercooling' by Giacomo Torzo, Isabella Soletta and Mario Branca proves that new experiments which illustrate both fundamental physics and modern technology can be realized even with a small budget. Traditional labwork courses often provide a catalogue of well known experiments. The students must first learn the theoretical background. They then assemble the setup from specified equipment, collect the data and perform the default data processing. However, there is no way to learn to swim without water. In order to achieve a constructivist access to learning, 'project labs' are needed. In a project labwork course a small group of students works as a team on a mini research project. The students have to specify the question of research, develop a suitable experimental setup, conduct the experiment and find a suitable way to evaluate the data. Finally they must present their results e.g. in the framework of a public poster session. Three contributions refer to this approach, however they focus on different aspects: 'Project laboratory for first-year students' by Gorazd Planinši?, 'RealTime Physics: active learning laboratories' by David Sokoloff et al and 'Labs outside labs: miniprojects at a spring camp for future physics teachers' by Leos Dvorák. Is it possible to prepare the students specifically for project labwork? This question is answered by the contribution 'A new labwork course for physics students: devices, methods and research projects' by Knut Neumann and Manuela Welzel. The two main parts of the labwork course cover first experimental devices (e.g. multimeters, oscilloscopes, different sensors, operational amplifiers, step motors, AD/DA-converters). Then subjects such as data processing, consideration of measurement uncertainties, keeping records or using tools like LABVIEW etc are focused on. Another concrete proposal for a new curriculum is provided by James Sharp et al, in 'Computer based learning in an undergraduate physics laboratory: interfacing and instrument control using MATLAB'. One can well imagine that project labs will be the typical learning environment for physics students in the future. However, the de

Schumacher, Dieter

2007-05-01

69

PLANNING YOUR BIOCHEMISTRY AND  

E-print Network

PLANNING YOUR BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY MAJOR #12;Outline · Course changes · New Pre in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology BCMB499-1-6 Independent Study BCMB430-6 Undergraduate Thesis #12;New pre-requisites · BCMB340-3 Physical Biochemistry (CHEM330) ­ Pre-requisites: PHYS 101 or PHYS 111, and CHEM 204

Northern British Columbia, University of

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COURSE NAME TERM CR COURSE NAME TERM CR BC 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry I F 3 CHEM 334 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory F, S 1  

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COURSE NAME TERM CR COURSE NAME TERM CR BC 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry I F 3 CHEM 334 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory F, S 1 BC 403 Comprehensive Biochemistry II S 3 CHEM 335 Intro to Analytical Chemistry F,S 3 BC 404 Comprehensive Biochemistry Laboratory F,S 2 CHEM 343 Modern Organic Chemistry II F

Stephens, Graeme L.

71

Laboratory Exercises for an Undergraduate Personality Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This series of exercises is designed to provide undergraduate students with some experiences to deepen and clarify their understanding of the various approaches to personality. The exercises include the semantic differential, modeling, systematic desensitization, shaping, role construct repertory, free association, and approach-avoidance…

Catlin, George; Halgin, Richard P.

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An undergraduate laboratory experiment on quantized conductance in nanocontacts  

E-print Network

. Nanostructure fabrication has typically involved electron- beam lithography, either to directly create metalAn undergraduate laboratory experiment on quantized conductance in nanocontacts E. L. Foley, D laboratory experiment on conductance steps observed to occur near integer multiples of 2e2 /h as nanocontacts

La Rosa, Andres H.

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An Undergraduate Nanotechnology Engineering Laboratory Course on Atomic Force Microscopy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, is home to North America's first undergraduate program in nanotechnology. As part of the Nanotechnology Engineering degree program, a scanning probe microscopy (SPM)-based laboratory has been developed for students in their fourth year. The one-term laboratory course "Nanoprobing and Lithography"…

Russo, D.; Fagan, R. D.; Hesjedal, T.

2011-01-01

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Information Management Systems in the Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis Laboratory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses two applications of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) in the undergraduate laboratory. They are the coulometric titration of thiosulfate with electrogenerated triiodide ion and the atomic absorption determination of calcium using both analytical calibration curve and standard addition methods. (JN)

Merrer, Robert J.

1985-01-01

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Can Computer Simulations Replace Real Equipment in Undergraduate Laboratories?  

E-print Network

Can Computer Simulations Replace Real Equipment in Undergraduate Laboratories? N. D. Finkelstein, K, Boulder Abstract. This paper examines the effects of substituting computer simulations in place of real (DC) circuit laboratory was modified to compare the effects of using computer simulations

Colorado at Boulder, University of

76

Curricular Reformation in Undergraduate Physics Laboratories Via Action Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A dissertation study is described which employed action research methods and was conducted over four semesters of practice in a large first year undergraduate physics laboratory making extensive use of microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) technology. Three cycles of action research are recounted, along with the resultant changes in goals,…

MacIsaac, Dan

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UNIVERSITY OF Department of Biochemistry  

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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE Department of Biochemistry #12;2 .:history:. The Department of Biochemistry of the Department of Biochemistry. Undergraduates Undergraduates taking the Medical, Veterinary and Natural Sciences University Library and the University Computing Service have been operating a local service of authentication

Steiner, Ullrich

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Protein Biomarker Research in UK Hospital Clinical Biochemistry Laboratories: A Survey of Current Practice and Views  

PubMed Central

Background: With the increasing drive for more and better disease biomarkers to underpin the stratified or personalised medicine agenda, clinical biochemistry laboratories should be ideally placed to play a major role in their translation into clinical practice. However, little is known about the current extent of biomarker-related research activity in UK National Health Service clinical biochemistry departments. Methods: In December 2010, an online questionnaire was sent to active UK members of the Association for Clinical Biochemistry (ACB) to determine the extent of their current research activity and involvement in protein biomarker discovery and translation, including an assessment of the awareness of proteomics. Results: A total of 198 eligible responses (19% response rate) was received from across the UK. Of a further 50 eligible people who responded to a follow-up for initial non-responders, most cited insufficient knowledge about the topic as the reason for non-response (24% total response rate). The results illustrate the highly skilled nature of the workforce with many having experience in a research environment (75%) with postgraduate qualifications. However, more than half spend <10% of their time undertaking research in their current role, and many (61%) would like to be more research active. Encouragingly, approximately a third were involved in biomarker discovery activities, even though for <10% of their time, with slightly more reporting involvement in biomarker translation. Conclusions: Although there are people with the necessary skills and desire to be involved in biomarker research in clinical biochemistry departments, their involvement is small, predominantly due to issues with capacity and resources. It is likely that the majority of biomarker programmes will therefore continue to be carried out by a small number of academic groups, hopefully with collaborative input from hospital laboratories. PMID:25210209

Hepburn, Sophie; Banks, Rosamonde E; Thompson, Douglas

2014-01-01

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Computerized Laboratories in an Undergraduate Psychology Department.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A computer project sponsored by a National Science Foundation grant was completed in the psychology department at Loyola University. The purpose of the project was to upgrade existing laboratory equipment in both the operant learning and sensation/perception laboratories, to provide equipment for a cognition laboratory, and to allow increased and…

Brazier, Mary M.

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The Most Proficient Enzyme as the Central Theme in an Integrated, Research-based Biochemistry Laboratory Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The enzyme orotidine-5'-monophosphate decarboxylase is an attractive choice for the central theme of an integrated, research-based biochemistry laboratory course. A series of laboratory exercises common to most instructional laboratories, including enzyme assays, protein purification, enzymatic characterization, elementary kinetics, and…

Smiley, Jeffrey A.

2002-01-01

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Making Connections in the Undergraduate Laboratory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a strategy used in a meteorology course to increase its relevance to students' lives. Involves combining the lecture and laboratory portions of the course and including a Connections section in the lab report in which students comment on the connections they saw between the coursework, the laboratory exercises, and their own experience.…

Poole, Bobbie J.; Kidder, Stanley Q.

1996-01-01

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Ultrasound imaging as an undergraduate physics laboratory exercise  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ultrasound imaging provides an interesting and accessible example of the intersection between biology, medicine, and physics. This article provides a review of the physics and technology currently available and discusses two recent methods that have expanded the diagnostic capabilities of ultrasound imaging. We also describe two undergraduate physics laboratory exercises involving ultrasound imaging.

Stiles, Timothy A.

2014-05-01

83

Computer Modeling in the Undergraduate Unit Operations Laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an undergraduate unit operations laboratory, the goal is to provide a hands-on demonstration to the students that the concepts of transport phenomena and thermodynamics do indeed describe the behavior of fluids within acceptable experimental error. Because most sophomore and junior engineering students have no feel for the validity and limitations of the mathematical models presented in lecture courses, we

David J. Keffer

2001-01-01

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Motion Tracking for Undergraduate Laboratories with the Wii Remote  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report the incorporation of an infrared-tracking remote control device (Wiimote) in two undergraduate-level laboratories. We begin with an overview of the Wiimote's basic functions and a systematic analysis of its motion tracking capabilities. We also describe the Wiimote's incorporation into a conservation of momentum \\

Spencer L. Tomarken; Dallas R. Simons; Richard W. Helms; Will E. Johns; Kenneth E. Schriver; Medford S. Webster

2011-01-01

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Advanced Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment in Inelastic Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced undergraduate laboratory experiment in inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy is described. Tunnel junctions were fabricated, the tunneling spectra of several molecules absorbed on the surface of aluminum oxide measured, and mode assignments made for several of the prominent peaks in spectra using results obtained from optical…

White, H. W.; Graves, R. J.

1982-01-01

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Laboratory Teaching Seminar for Undergraduates: A Response to Overcrowding  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is an undergraduate biology seminar in which the students, perform as laboratory assistants for an introductory biology course, attend group discussions, and work on special projects. Described in detail is a student-developed photosynthesis game which was tested by the seminar students in local secondary schools. (SL)

Hadow, Harlo H.

1976-01-01

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Case-Study Investigation of Equine Maternity via PCR-RFLP: A Biochemistry Laboratory Experiment  

PubMed Central

A simple and robust biochemistry laboratory experiment is described that uses restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) products to verify the identity of a potentially valuable horse. During the first laboratory period, students purify DNA from equine samples and amplify two loci of mitochondrial DNA. During the second laboratory period, students digest PCR products with restriction enzymes and analyze the fragment sizes through agarose gel electrophoresis. An optional step of validating DNA extracts through realtime PCR can expand the experiment to three weeks. This experiment, which has an engaging and versatile scenario, provides students with exposure to key principles and techniques of molecular biology, bioinformatics, and evolution in a forensic context. PMID:24363455

Millard, Julie T.; Chuang, Edward; Lucas, James S.; Nagy, Erzsebet E.; Davis, Griffin T.

2013-01-01

88

Microcomputers in an Undergraduate Optics Laboratory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a junior-level, one-year optics laboratory course for physics and engineering students. The course offers a range of experiments from conventional geometric optics to contemporary spatial filtering and fiber optics. Presents an example of an experiment with pictures. (Author/YP)

Tomaselli, V. P.; And Others

1990-01-01

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Basic neuron model electrical equivalent circuit: an undergraduate laboratory exercise.  

PubMed

We developed a hands-on laboratory exercise for undergraduate students in which they can build and manipulate a neuron equivalent circuit. This exercise uses electrical circuit components that resemble neuron components and are easy to construct. We describe the methods for creating the equivalent circuit and how to observe different neuron properties through altering the structure of the equivalent circuit. We explain how this hands-on laboratory activity allows for the better understanding of this fundamental neuroscience concept. At the conclusion of this laboratory exercise, undergraduate students will be able to apply the principles of Ohm's law, cable theory with regards to neurons, and understand the functions of resistance and capacitance in a neuron. PMID:24319391

Dabrowski, Katie M; Castaño, Diego J; Tartar, Jaime L

2013-01-01

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Basic Neuron Model Electrical Equivalent Circuit: An Undergraduate Laboratory Exercise  

PubMed Central

We developed a hands-on laboratory exercise for undergraduate students in which they can build and manipulate a neuron equivalent circuit. This exercise uses electrical circuit components that resemble neuron components and are easy to construct. We describe the methods for creating the equivalent circuit and how to observe different neuron properties through altering the structure of the equivalent circuit. We explain how this hands-on laboratory activity allows for the better understanding of this fundamental neuroscience concept. At the conclusion of this laboratory exercise, undergraduate students will be able to apply the principles of Ohm’s law, cable theory with regards to neurons, and understand the functions of resistance and capacitance in a neuron. PMID:24319391

Dabrowski, Katie M.; Castano, Diego J.; Tartar, Jaime L.

2013-01-01

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A laboratory course for teaching laboratory techniques, experimental design, statistical analysis, and peer review process to undergraduate science students.  

PubMed

This article describes a 13-week laboratory course called Human Toxicology taught at the University of Otago, New Zealand. This course used a guided inquiry based laboratory coupled with formative assessment and collaborative learning to develop in undergraduate students the skills of problem solving/critical thinking, data interpretation and written discussion of results. The laboratory practices were a guided inquiry based around retinol's ability to potentiate acetaminophen-mediated hepatotoxicity. To induce critical thinking, students were given a choice as to which assay they could use to determine how retinol affected acetaminophen hepatotoxicity. Short summaries were handed in following each assay and formed the bases of the formative assessment. To complete the feedback loop, a summative assessment that consisted of all the graphs and concepts from the short summaries were combined into a manuscript. To give the students exposure to science communication, the manuscript had to be written in accordance to the submission guidelines for Toxicological Sciences. Evaluation of this course was determined by a student questionnaire using a Likert scale and students' responses were very favorable. While the subject matter was toxicological centric, the content could be easily modified to suit another subject matter in biochemistry and molecular biology. PMID:23166024

Gliddon, C M; J Rosengren, R

2012-01-01

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High-resolution solar spectroscopy in the undergraduate physics laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The richness of the solar spectrum at visible wavelengths makes it ideally suited for many laboratory exercises in optical spectroscopy. A number of such experiments taking advantage of a high-resolution scanning spectrometer are described as they have been performed by seniors at Middlebury College. Physical principles emphasized include optical depth, the nature of molecular spectra, the Doppler effect, and the Zeeman effect. These experiments are suitable for advanced undergraduate physics and astronomy majors.

Ratcliff, Stephen J.; Noss, Darcy K.; Dunham, Jeffrey S.; Anthony, Eric B.; Cooley, John H.; Alvarez, Alberto

1992-07-01

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Motion Tracking for Undergraduate Laboratories with the Wii Remote  

E-print Network

We report the incorporation of an infrared-tracking remote control device (Wiimote) in two undergraduate-level laboratories. We begin with an overview of the Wiimote's basic functions and a systematic analysis of its motion tracking capabilities. We also describe the Wiimote's incorporation into a conservation of momentum "air table" experiment and the classic Cavendish torsion pendulum lab. The Wiimote not only streamlines the data acquisition process but it also allows students to take more precise measurements with limited time and money.

Tomarken, Spencer L; Helms, Richard W; Johns, Will E; Schriver, Kenneth E; Webster, Medford S

2011-01-01

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College of Medicine BCH Biochemistry  

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College of Medicine BCH Biochemistry KEY: # = new course * = course changed = course dropped University of Kentucky 2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 1 BCH 395 INDEPENDENT WORK IN BIOCHEMISTRY. (3 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY. (3) Descriptive chemistry of amino acids and proteins, carbohydrates, lipids

MacAdam, Keith

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Experiences of mentors training underrepresented undergraduates in the research laboratory.  

PubMed

Successfully recruiting students from underrepresented groups to pursue biomedical science research careers continues to be a challenge. Early exposure to scientific research is often cited as a powerful means to attract research scholars with the research mentor being critical in facilitating the development of an individual's science identity and career; however, most mentors in the biological sciences have had little formal training in working with research mentees. To better understand mentors' experiences working with undergraduates in the laboratory, we conducted semistructured interviews with 15 research mentors at a public university in the Midwest. The interviewed mentors were part of a program designed to increase the number of American Indians pursuing biomedical/biobehavioral research careers and represented a broad array of perspectives, including equal representation of male and female mentors, mentors from underrepresented groups, mentors at different levels of their careers, and mentors from undergraduate and professional school departments. The mentors identified benefits and challenges in being an effective mentor. We also explored what the term underrepresented means to the mentors and discovered that most of the mentors had an incomplete understanding about how differences in culture could contribute to underrepresented students' experience in the laboratory. Our interviews identify issues relevant to designing programs and courses focused on undergraduate student research. PMID:24006389

Prunuske, Amy J; Wilson, Janelle; Walls, Melissa; Clarke, Benjamin

2013-01-01

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Biochemistry Major Research Report Updated February 2014  

E-print Network

Biochemistry Major Research Report Updated February 2014 Biochemistry majors who use their year, hard copy of the report should be turned in to the mailbox for Ken Prehoda (Biochemistry Division Spokesperson) at the UO Chemsitry and Biochemistry office. Students for whom their undergraduate research

Cina, Jeff

97

Oxygen Uptake by a Cobalt(II) Complex: An Undergraduate Experiment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An experimental procedure is described for studying oxygen uptake by a transition metal. This procedure is designed for use with undergraduates and may be used in organic or biochemistry laboratories. Diagrams of the apparatus are included. (MR)

Appleton, Trevor G.

1977-01-01

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Experimental analysis of nonlinear oscillations in the undergraduate physics laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we present a simple experiment to introduce the nonlinear behaviour of oscillating systems in the undergraduate physics laboratory. The transverse oscillations of a spring allow reproduction of three totally different scenarios: linear oscillations, nonlinear oscillations reducible to linear for small displacements, and intrinsically nonlinear oscillations. The chosen approach consists of measuring the displacements using video photogrammetry and computing the velocities and the accelerations by means of a numerical differentiation algorithm. In this way, one can directly check the differential equation of the motion without having to integrate it, or perform an experimental study of the potential energy in each of the analysed scenarios. This experiment allows first year students to reflect on the consequences and the limits of the linearity assumption for small displacements that is so often made in technical studies.

Moreno, R.; Page, A.; Riera, J.; Hueso, J. L.

2014-01-01

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Biochemistry MSci (Hons) in Biochemistry  

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Biochemistry Essentials Courses MSci (Hons) in Biochemistry MSci (Hons) in Biochemistry (research placement) BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry (with an industrial placement year information, refer to page 136-138) Typical A level offer for the MSci in Biochemistry (research placement

Sussex, University of

100

Improved Undergraduate Astronomy Laboratories with A Modern Telescope Control System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We are in the middle of a cooperative astronomy education project to improve undergraduate laboratories at RPI (a PhD granting institution) and Siena College (a nearby liberal arts college). We have completed an overhaul of a 40-year-old, 16" B&C telescope on the RPI campus, and have made it available for hundreds of students at both schools, and once per week to the public. We have written an assessment test which was distributed to the students at the beginning and end of the Fall 2006 semester, which will be used as a baseline to determine whether the laboratory activities, which are currently under development, improve student learning in the Fall 2007 semester next year. The studio-style, hands-on, inquiry-based laboratories will be designed to challenge student misconceptions. In order to handle a large number of students using the main telescope and a limited number of smaller telescopes, we will cycle students through concurrent activities. This is enabled by the rapid acquisition and imaging of targets made possible by the upgrade to the control system of our 16" telescope. We demonstrate the productivity of our newly refurbished telescope, show the baseline results of our assessment, and present samples of activities under development. This project is funded by an NSF CCLI grant, 05-11340.

Milano, Anthony J.; Broder, D.; Finn, R.; Newberg, H.; Weatherwax, A.; Whittet, D.

2006-12-01

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Planning an Objective and Need Based Curriculum: The Logistics with Reference to the Undergraduate Medical Education in Biochemistry  

PubMed Central

Purpose: The medical education is recently being transformed into several domains in order to adapt to the need and the value based academics which is required for the quality doctors who serve the community. Presently, the biochemistry curricula for the graduate students of medicine have been questioned by as many experts, because of their multiple lacunae. In this review, we would like to highlight the scenario which is related to the existing biochemistry curricula for graduate medical students, which have been followed in several medical schools and universities and we also hope to share our ideas for implementing objective and pragmatic curricula. Evidence based research, wherein the articles which are related to innovative teaching-learning tools are collected and the pros and cons which are related to the different methods analyzed in biochemistry point of view. Conclusion: Rapid changes in the content of the curriculum may not be required, but a gradual introduction of the novel approach and the methods of teaching biochemistry can be adopted into the curriculum. PMID:23634431

Ramasamy, Ramesh; Gopal, Niranjan; Srinivasan, A R; Murugaiyan, Sathish Babu

2013-01-01

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Utility of Self-Made Crossword Puzzles as an Active Learning Method to Study Biochemistry in Undergraduate Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To incorporate an active learning component in a one-semester biochemistry course, students were asked to create crossword puzzles using key concepts. Student observations on the use of self-made crossword puzzles as an active-learning instructional tool were collected using a 5-point Likert survey at the end of the semester. A majority of the…

Coticone, Sulekha Rao

2013-01-01

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BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  

E-print Network

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Announcement Course: Biochemistry 301, Biochemistry Laboratory Number of Positions: It is anticipated the supervision of a faculty member in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of B

Strynadka, Natalie

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BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  

E-print Network

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Announcement, 2013 Course: Biochemistry 301, Biochemistry Laboratory Number of Positions: It is anticipated the supervision of a faculty member in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of B

Strynadka, Natalie

105

University of Delaware UNDERGRADUATE  

E-print Network

. Bioresources Engineering: Dobbse , Redise , Seetharamg , Williamsonc . Chemistry & Biochemistry: Bazzolib , Dilworthe , Hathawayg , Reidc , Stapleyc , Taylor. Food and Resource Economics: McVeye . Health & Exercise j = Chemistry and Biochemistry Alumni Undergraduate Research Fellows Program Presenters listed

Firestone, Jeremy

106

DNA Fingerprint Analysis of Three Short Tandem Repeat (STR) Loci for Biochemistry and Forensic Science Laboratory Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We have devised and implemented a DNA fingerprinting module for an upper division undergraduate laboratory based on the amplification and analysis of three of the 13 short tandem repeat loci that are required by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Combined DNA Index System (FBI CODIS) data base. Students first collect human epithelial (cheek)…

McNamara-Schroeder, Kathleen; Olonan, Cheryl; Chu, Simon; Montoya, Maria C.; Alviri, Mahta; Ginty, Shannon; Love, John J.

2006-01-01

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Is the Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) Always Best? The Power of Choice in a Bifurcated Practical Stream for a Large Introductory Biochemistry Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Science undergraduate courses typically cater to a mixed-learner cohort, with a diversity of motivations and skills. This diversity introduces pressure for designers of the practical laboratory curriculum. Students who are struggling with the course need a series of tasks that begin simply, and transition to more conceptually difficult material.…

Rowland, Susan L.; Lawrie, Gwen A.; Behrendorff, James B. Y. H.; Gillam, Elizabeth M. J.

2012-01-01

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An inquiry-based biochemistry laboratory structure emphasizing competency in the scientific process: a guided approach with an electronic notebook format.  

PubMed

The laboratory setting is an exciting and gratifying place to teach because you can actively engage the students in the learning process through hands-on activities; it is a dynamic environment amenable to collaborative work, critical thinking, problem-solving and discovery. The guided inquiry-based approach described here guides the students through their laboratory work at a steady pace that encourages them to focus on quality observations, careful data collection and thought processes surrounding the chemistry involved. It motivates students to work in a collaborative manner with frequent opportunities for feedback, reflection, and modification of their ideas. Each laboratory activity has four stages to keep the students' efforts on track: pre-lab work, an in-lab discussion, in-lab work, and a post-lab assignment. Students are guided at each stage by an instructor created template that directs their learning while giving them the opportunity and flexibility to explore new information, ideas, and questions. These templates are easily transferred into an electronic journal (termed the E-notebook) and form the basic structural framework of the final lab reports the students submit electronically, via a learning management system. The guided-inquiry based approach presented here uses a single laboratory activity for undergraduate Introductory Biochemistry as an example. After implementation of this guided learning approach student surveys reported a higher level of course satisfaction and there was a statistically significant improvement in the quality of the student work. Therefore we firmly believe the described format to be highly effective in promoting student learning and engagement. PMID:24376181

L Hall, Mona; Vardar-Ulu, Didem

2014-01-01

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Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students at Storm Peak Laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

GRASP (Geoscience Research at Storm Peak) is a program providing field research experiences for a diverse group of undergraduate students. GRASP is funded by the National Science Foundation. Its mission is to recruit students from underrepresented groups within the geoscience community allowing students to work and live at the Storm Peak Laboratory (SPL). Data previously collected at the facility forms the basis for continuing research projects that addresses climate change, atmospheric pollution, and cloud formation. Prior to arriving at SPL, students travel to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to learn about supercomputing, mathematical modeling, and scientific visualization. GRASP participants met at the campus of Howard University for a reunion workshop and presented their results in November 2008. This poster illustrates the given task and methods used to analyze an increased concentration of organic carbon detected between April 4 and 5, 2008 at SPL located at the summit of Mt. Warner in Steamboat Springs, Colorado at an elevation of 3,202 meters.

Vargas, W.; Hallar, G.

2009-12-01

110

Laboratory exercises incorporating a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) encourage undergraduate students to  

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ABSTRACT Laboratory exercises incorporating a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) encourage undergraduate students to explore geologic concepts and methods. A variable pressure (VP) SEM, with attached-designed research questions. Student response to using the SEM has been overwhelmingly positive. The undergraduate

Beane, Rachel J.

111

Structural Studies of Phycobiliproteins from Spirulina: Combining Spectroscopy, Thermodynamics, and Molecular Modeling in an Undergraduate Biochemistry Experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Molecular modeling provides a powerful mechanism for students to connect molecular-level structural changes with macroscopically observable properties. We describe an experiment that integrates spectroscopy, thermodynamics, and molecular modeling into a single activity examining structural changes in phycobiliproteins upon denaturation with urea. Phycobiliproteins contain a covalently attached chromophore, phycocyanobilin, which is constrained in a planar conformation by the folded protein. Upon denaturation of the protein, the chromophore undergoes a conformational change, leading to a significant alteration of the absorption spectrum. By measuring the absorbance at 625 nm as a function of urea concentration, the free energy of unfolding can be determined. Students determine the dihedral angles in the chromophore and map the contacts between protein and chromophore using Protein Explorer, a structure visualization program freely available on the Internet. The change in absorption wavelength can be related to the difference between the LUMO and HOMO energies, obtained using PC Spartan Pro, for the chromophore in the folded and unfolded phycobiliprotein. This experiment could be used in a physical chemistry class in a curriculum that integrates biochemistry throughout the course work as well as in a traditional biochemistry course.

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Taylor, Ann T. S.; Feller, Scott E.

2002-12-01

112

The Quartz-Crystal Microbalance in an Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment: I. Fundamentals and Instrumentation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The fundamentals, as well as the instrumentation of the quartz-crystal microbalance (QCM) technique that is used in an undergraduate laboratory experiment are being described. The QCM response can be easily used to change the properties of any system.

Tsionsky, Vladimir

2007-01-01

113

A Green Starting Material for Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution for the Undergraduate Organic Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Electrophilic aromatic substitution (EAS) experiment is designed for the second-semester and undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory. In the EAS experiment, the principles of green chemistry are discussed and illustrated in conjunction with the presentation of electrophilic aromatic substitution.

Jones-Wilson, T. Michelle; Burtch, Elizabeth A.

2005-01-01

114

Screening for Saponins Using the Blood Hemolysis Test. An Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an experiment for undergraduate chemistry laboratories involving a chemical found in plants and some sea animals. Discusses collection and identification of material, a hemolysis test, preparation of blood-coated agar plates, and application of samples. (CW)

Sotheeswaran, Subramaniam

1988-01-01

115

Chemical Analysis of Soils: An Environmental Chemistry Laboratory for Undergraduate Science Majors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a laboratory exercise for undergraduate science students in which they evaluate soil samples for various parameters related to suitability for crop production and capability for retention of contaminants. (Contains 18 references.) (WRM)

Willey, Joan D.; Avery, G. Brooks, Jr.; Manock, John J.; Skrabal, Stephen A.; Stehman, Charles F.

1999-01-01

116

Cross-Disciplinary Thermoregulation and Sweat Analysis Laboratory Experiences for Undergraduate Chemistry and Exercise Science Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes a qualitative evaluation of Cross-Disciplinary health sciences undergraduate laboratory experiences in which concepts and students from two distinct disciplines (chemistry and exercise physiology) combined to study exercise thermoregulation and sweat analysis.

2011-06-01

117

4,5-Diphenyl-1-methylimidazole: An Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background information and procedures used are provided for the synthesis of 4,5-diphenyl-methylimidazole. This experiment on the chemistry of heterocycles is ideally suited for beginning undergraduate organic chemistry students. (JN)

Anastas, Paul T.; And Others

1985-01-01

118

An undergraduate laboratory platform for control system design, simulation, and implementation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes a low-cost laboratory module that was developed for an undergraduate control systems laboratory. The laboratory module is based on a DC servomotor and allows students to perform a wide variety of experiments such as PID control, state feedback and adaptive control. The article also describes a uniform software environment for performing control systems design, simulation, and implementation

Y.-C. Chen; J. M. Naughton

2000-01-01

119

MSU Departmental Assessment Plan Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry  

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MSU Departmental Assessment Plan 2007-2009 Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Head.S. in Chemistry Chemistry (Professional) Option Biochemistry Option Teaching Option #12;Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergraduate Assessment Plan Assessment Contact Dr. Martin Teintze, Chair Undergraduate Program

Dyer, Bill

120

BrighamYoungUniversitySummerInternships DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY  

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BrighamYoungUniversitySummerInternships DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY EIGHT WEEK SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry programs. Summer Term 2013: June 24 through August 12 Requirements: Registered chemistry or biochemistry

Seamons, Kent E.

121

BrighamYoungUniversitySummerInternships DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY  

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BrighamYoungUniversitySummerInternships DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY EIGHT WEEK SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry programs. Summer Term 2012: June 18 through August 10 Requirements: Registered chemistry or biochemistry

Seamons, Kent E.

122

An undergraduate computer engineering rapid systems prototyping design laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a new two-quarter undergraduate capstone design class in our computer engineering curriculum. Design groups comprised of students from several different areas of specialization (e.g., software systems, very large scale integration (VLSI) devices and circuits, and computer architecture) design, simulate, implement, and evaluate a complete computing system. Typical examples of projects in the current sequence include a pipelined

James O. Hamblen; Henry L. Owen; Sudhakar Yalamanchili; Binh Dao

1999-01-01

123

Cavity Ring down Spectroscopy Experiment for an Advanced Undergraduate Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A simple experiment is described that permits advanced undergraduates to learn the principles and applications of the cavity ring down spectroscopy technique. The apparatus is used for measurements of low concentrations of NO[subscript 2] produced in air by an electric discharge. We present the setup, experimental procedure, data analysis and some…

Stacewicz, T.; Wasylczyk, P.; Kowalczyk, P.; Semczuk, M.

2007-01-01

124

An Undergraduate Laboratory Exercise Examining the Psychomotor Stimulant Effects of Caffeine in Laboratory Rats  

PubMed Central

This paper describes an exercise in a Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience with Laboratory class, an introductory laboratory class taken by Barnard College students majoring in a wide range of academic topics. The study took place over three weeks, allowing students to assess the effects of caffeine on motor stimulation in laboratory rats. The within-subject design involved injecting rats with three different caffeine doses and measuring five different motor outputs in a standard open field. Students completed four different assignments related to this study, demonstrating acquisition of the stated learning goals. This lab exercise allowed students to learn about basal ganglia neural circuitry and stimulant pharmacology, to work directly with an animal model, and to generate enough data to perform statistical analyses. Course evaluations suggest that students liked learning about caffeine, a stimulant many of them have personal experience consuming. They also expressed appreciation for working with rats and for learning how to analyze data. This study can easily be implemented at most undergraduate institutions under minimal cost. The wide-ranging effects of caffeine also permit for flexibility in experimental design, allowing instructors and students options for different avenues of investigation. PMID:23504612

Pham, Kara; Romeo, Russell D.

2012-01-01

125

A Microcomputer-Based Data Acquisition System for Use in Undergraduate Laboratories.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A laboratory computer system based on the Commodore PET 2001 is described including three applications for the undergraduate analytical chemistry laboratory: (1) recording a UV-visible absorption spectrum; (2) recording and use of calibration curves; and (3) recording potentiometric data. Lists of data acquisition programs described are available…

Johnson, Ray L.

1982-01-01

126

The perceptions, views and opinions of university students about physics learning during undergraduate laboratory work  

Microsoft Academic Search

The physics laboratory has long been a distinctive feature of physics education. It has been given a central role in the teaching and learning of physics at school and undergraduate levels in universities. The literature indicates that science educators have suggested that there are academically rich benefits in the learning and understanding of physics based on laboratory work. However, some

M. Hanif; P. H. Sneddon; F. M. Al-Ahmadi; N. Reid

2009-01-01

127

Survey of Long-Term Integrated Laboratory Use in Undergraduate Chemistry Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluates the long-term use of integrated laboratories in undergraduate chemistry programs. Reports that this approach offers a number of advantages over conventional laboratories, including an improvement in the amount of student knowledge and experience gained, better preparation of students for research, and more efficient utilization of lab…

Miller, K. Machele; Hage, David S.

1995-01-01

128

Development, Implementation, and Analysis of a National Survey of Faculty Goals for Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory  

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This work reports the development of a survey for laboratory goals in undergraduate chemistry, the analysis of reliable and valid data collected from a national survey of college chemistry faculty, and a synthesis of the findings. The study used a sequential exploratory mixed-methods design. Faculty goals for laboratory emerged across seven…

Bruck, Aaron D.; Towns, Marcy

2013-01-01

129

An Alternative Approach for Preparing and Standardizing Some Common Aqueous Reagents Used in an Undergraduate Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A guide for instructors and laboratory assistants to prepare some common aqueous reagents used in an undergraduate laboratory is presented. Dilute reagents consisting of H[superscript +](aq), I[subscript 3][superscript-](aq), Ce[superscript 4+](aq), and Ag[superscript+](aq) were prepared by electrolytic oxidation of respective precursors.…

Melaku, Samuel; Dabke, Rajeev B.

2014-01-01

130

Hairy Root as a Model System for Undergraduate Laboratory Curriculum and Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Hairy root transformation has been widely adapted in plant laboratories to rapidly generate transgenic roots for biochemical and molecular analysis. We present hairy root transformations as a versatile and adaptable model system for a wide variety of undergraduate laboratory courses and research. This technique is easy, efficient, and fast making…

Keyes, Carol A.; Subramanian, Senthil; Yu, Oliver

2009-01-01

131

ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy in the Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory: Part II--A Physical Chemistry Laboratory Experiment on Surface Adsorption  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy is a useful technique for measuring the infrared spectra of solids and liquids as well as probing adsorption on particle surfaces. The use of FTIR-ATR spectroscopy in organic and inorganic chemistry laboratory courses as well as in undergraduate research was presented…

Schuttlefield, Jennifer D.; Larsen, Sarah C.; Grassian, Vicki H.

2008-01-01

132

Motion tracking in undergraduate physics laboratories with the Wii remote  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report the incorporation of the Wiimote, a light-tracking remote control device, into two undergraduate-level experiments. We provide an overview of the Wiimote's basic functions and a systematic analysis of its motion tracking capabilities. We describe the Wiimote's use in measuring conservation of linear and angular momentum on an air table, and measuring the gravitational constant with the classic Cavendish torsion pendulum. Our results show that Wiimote is a simple and affordable way to streamline the data acquisition process and produce results that are generally superior to those obtained with conventional techniques.

Tomarken, Spencer L.; Simons, Dallas R.; Helms, Richard W.; Johns, Will E.; Schriver, Kenneth E.; Webster, Medford S.

2012-04-01

133

A Simple Laboratory Scale Model of Iceberg Dynamics and its Role in Undergraduate Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lab-scale models of geophysical phenomena have a long history in research and education. For example, at the University of Chicago, Dave Fultz developed laboratory-scale models of atmospheric flows. The results from his laboratory were so stimulating that similar laboratories were subsequently established at a number of other institutions. Today, the Dave Fultz Memorial Laboratory for Hydrodynamics (http://geosci.uchicago.edu/~nnn/LAB/) teaches general circulation of the atmosphere and oceans to hundreds of students each year. Following this tradition, we have constructed a lab model of iceberg-capsize dynamics for use in the Fultz Laboratory, which focuses on the interface between glaciology and physical oceanography. The experiment consists of a 2.5 meter long wave tank containing water and plastic "icebergs". The motion of the icebergs is tracked using digital video. Movies can be found at: http://geosci.uchicago.edu/research/glaciology_files/tsunamigenesis_research.shtml. We have had 3 successful undergraduate interns with backgrounds in mathematics, engineering, and geosciences perform experiments, analyze data, and interpret results. In addition to iceberg dynamics, the wave-tank has served as a teaching tool in undergraduate classes studying dam-breaking and tsunami run-up. Motivated by the relatively inexpensive cost of our apparatus (~1K-2K dollars) and positive experiences of undergraduate students, we hope to serve as a model for undergraduate research and education that other universities may follow.

Burton, J. C.; MacAyeal, D. R.; Nakamura, N.

2011-12-01

134

Practicing biology: Undergraduate laboratory research, persistence in science, and the impact of self-efficacy beliefs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As undergraduate laboratory research internships become more popular and universities devote considerable resources towards promoting them, it is important to clarify what students specifically gain through involvement in these experiences and it is important to understand their impact on the science pipeline. By examining recent findings describing the primary benefits of undergraduate research participation, along with self-efficacy theory, this study aims to provide more explanatory power to the anecdotal and descriptive accounts regarding the relationship between undergraduate research experiences and interest in continuing in science. Furthermore, this study characterizes practices that foster students' confidence in doing scientific work with detailed description and analysis of the interactions of researchers in a laboratory. Phase 1 of the study, a survey of undergraduate biology majors (n=71) at a major research university, investigates the relationships among participation in biology laboratory research internships, biology laboratory self-efficacy strength, and interest in persisting in science. Phase 2 of the study, a two-year investigation of a university biology research laboratory, investigates how scientific communities of practice develop self-efficacy beliefs. The findings suggest that participation in lab internships results in increased interest in continuing in life science/biology graduate school and careers. They also suggest that a significant proportion of that interest is related to the students' biology laboratory self-efficacy. The findings of this study point to two primary ways that undergraduate research participation might work to raise self-efficacy strength. First, university research laboratory communities can provide students with a variety of resources that scaffold them into biology laboratory mastery experiences. Second, university research laboratory communities can provide students with coping and mastery Discourse models and mentors, offering them access to and practice with the social norms of an epistemic community. This study begins to integrate what is currently known regarding student motivation through research experience, traditionally studied by program evaluations, with social learning theories. Given the role strong self-efficacy beliefs play in motivating students, understanding the kinds of social interactions that develop science self-efficacy could provide important policy guidelines for primary investigators who work with undergraduates, department chairs, and other promoters of undergraduate research in colleges and universities.

Berkes, Elizabeth

135

Biochemistry Is Biochemistry right for me?  

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Biochemistry Is Biochemistry right for me? A keen interest in the biological and chemical sciences or `life sciences' is a good sign that Biochemistry or a Medical Biochemistry degree will be suitable is the difference between Biochemistry and Medical Biochemistry? In the first year of study Biochemistry and Medical

Harman, Neal.A.

136

Validating the Collision-Dominated Child-Langmuir Law for a DC Discharge Cathode Sheath in an Undergraduate Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, we propose a simple method of observing the collision-dominated Child-Langmuir law in the course of an undergraduate laboratory work devoted to studying the properties of gas discharges. To this end we employ the dc gas discharge whose properties are studied in sufficient detail. The undergraduate laboratory work itself is reduced…

Lisovskiy, V.; Yegorenkov, V.

2009-01-01

137

A New Model for Transitioning Students from the Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory to the Research Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The transformation of 346 chemistry courses into a training experience that could provide undergraduate students with a skill set essential for a research-based chemistry career is presented. The course has an innovative structure that connects undergraduate students with graduate research labs at the semester midpoint and also includes new,…

Hollenbeck, Jessica J.; Wixson, Emily N.; Geske, Grant D.; Dodge, Matthew W.; Tseng, T. Andrew; Clauss, Allen D.; Blackwell, Helen E.

2006-01-01

138

B.S. Biochemistry Planning Worksheet. Updated March 2010 Bachelor of Science Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Requirements (BIOC)  

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B.S. Biochemistry Planning Worksheet. Updated March 2010 Bachelor of Science ­ Biochemistry ­ Organic Chemistry Lab I* CHEM 351; 352 (pre-/co-req) 2 FS Biochemistry (12 credits; all upper-level) CHEM 437 ­ Comprehensive Biochemistry I* CHEM 352 4 F CHEM 437L ­Biochemistry Laboratory* CHEM 300; CHEM

Adali, Tulay

139

Topics in Chemical Instrumentation: Information Management Systems in the Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis Laboratory: Part I. Introduction to LIMS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an overview of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and their implementation in undergraduate analytical laboratories. Basic components of a well-constructed LIMS system, hardware considerations, and software considerations are addressed. (JN)

Merrer, Robert J.

1985-01-01

140

Acoustic testing and modeling: an advanced undergraduate laboratory.  

PubMed

This paper describes an advanced laboratory course in acoustics, specifically targeted for students with an interest in engineering applications at a school with a strongly integrated industrial co-op program. The laboratory course is developed around a three-pronged approach to problem solving that combines and integrates theoretical models, computational models, and experimental data. The course is structured around modules that begin with fundamental concepts and build laboratory skills and expand the knowledge base toward a final project. Students keep a detailed laboratory notebook, write research papers in teams, and must pass laboratory certification exams. This paper describes the course layout and philosophy and shares personal experience from both faculty and student perspectives. PMID:22423802

Russell, Daniel A; Ludwigsen, Daniel O

2012-03-01

141

Gunshot Residue Analysis in the Undergraduate Laboratory Using Toy Cap Guns  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors developed an experiment for the undergraduate analytical or forensic chemistry laboratory in which gunshot residues (GSRs) produced from toy cap guns are analyzed by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). Alternatively, the experiment is readily adaptable to any emission spectroscopy technique. This project allows students to investigate the development of a forensic method while addressing proper sampling techniques used in

Christopher R. Dockery; Julie Turner; Matthew B. Rosenberg; Kimberly Kammerdiener; Susan W. Mungai

2010-01-01

142

Cross-Disciplinary Thermoregulation and Sweat Analysis Laboratory Experiences for Undergraduate Chemistry and Exercise Science Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cross-disciplinary (CD) learning experiences benefit student understanding of concepts and curriculum by offering opportunities to explore topics from the perspectives of alternate fields of study. This report involves a qualitative evaluation of CD health sciences undergraduate laboratory experiences in which concepts and students from two…

Mulligan, Gregory; Taylor, Nichole; Glen, Mary; Tomlin, Dona; Gaul, Catherine A.

2011-01-01

143

A Measure of the Effectiveness of Incorporating 3D Human Anatomy into an Online Undergraduate Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of a study designed to determine the effectiveness of implementing three-dimensional (3D) stereo images of a human skull in an undergraduate human anatomy online laboratory were gathered and analysed. Mental model theory and its applications to 3D relationships are discussed along with the research results. Quantitative results on 62 pairs…

Hilbelink, Amy J.

2009-01-01

144

Simple & Rapid Generation of Complex DNA Profiles for the Undergraduate Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) profiles can be generated by a variety of techniques incorporating different types of DNA markers. Simple methods are commonly utilized in the undergraduate laboratory, but with certain drawbacks. In this article, the author presents an advancement of the "Alu" dimorphism technique involving two tetraplex polymerase…

Kass, David H.

2007-01-01

145

Topics in Chemical Instrumentation: XCVIII. Experiments Involving Thermal Methods of Analysis for Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratories.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains some experiments involving thermal methods of analysis for undergraduate chemistry laboratories. Some experiments are: (1) the determination of the density and degree of crystallinity of a polymer; and (2) the determination of the specific heat of a nonvolatile compound. (HM)

Ewing, Galen W., Ed.

1978-01-01

146

On the Integration of Remote Experimentation into Undergraduate Laboratories-Technical Implementation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents how Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT) has adopted an Internet-based approach to implement its undergraduate student laboratories. The approach allowed student interaction with the experimental devices from remote locations at any time. Furthermore, it enabled instructors to include demonstrations of sophisticated…

Esche, Sven K.

2006-01-01

147

Probiotics Production: An Interesting Example for the Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry Laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

An analytical chemistry laboratory experiment for undergraduates that combines traditional analytical chemistry techniques with the interdisciplinary field of biotechnology is presented. It involves a process in which the combination of a yeast (Schizosacaromyces pombe) and a bacteria (Acetobacter xylimun), usually named Kombucha, in a very simple culture of commercial black tea and glucose produces metabolites that are sampled and quantified

Héctor C. Goicoechea; Dafna Eluk; María P. Kubescha; Julieta B. Ferraro; Beatriz M. Rodil; Hilario F. Miglietta; Víctor E. Mantovani

2000-01-01

148

The Impact of Collaborative Groups versus Individuals in Undergraduate Inquiry-Based Astronomy Laboratory Learning Exercises  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the long-standing general undergraduate education requirements common to many colleges and universities is a science course with a laboratory experience component. One of the objectives frequently included in the description of most of these courses is that a student will understand the nature and processes of scientific inquiry. However,…

Sibbernsen, Kendra J.

2010-01-01

149

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography in the Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the assembly of a simple, low-cost, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system and its use in the undergraduate chemical engineering laboratory course to perform simple experiments. By interpreting the results from these experiments students are able to gain significant experience in the general method of…

Frey, Douglas D.; Guo, Hui; Karnik, Nikhila

2013-01-01

150

An Advanced Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory Experiment Exploring NIR Spectroscopy and Chemometrics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An advanced undergraduate chemistry laboratory experiment to study the advantages and hazards of the coupling of NIR spectroscopy and chemometrics is described. The combination is commonly used for analysis and process control of various ingredients used in agriculture, petroleum and food products.

Wanke, Randall; Stauffer, Jennifer

2007-01-01

151

Undergraduate Introductory Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory Course: Interdisciplinary Group Projects in Phytoremediation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The laboratory course around the phytoremediation is designed to develop both individual skills and promote cooperative learning while starting students work on projects in a specific area of environmental chemistry and analysis. Many research-active undergraduate institutions have developed courses, which are interdisciplinary in nature that…

Van Engelen, Debra L.; Suljak, Steven W.; Hall, J. Patrick; Holmes, Bert E.

2007-01-01

152

Incorporation of Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry into the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is a powerful analytical tool for detection, identification, and quantification of many volatile organic compounds. However, many colleges and universities have not fully incorporated this technique into undergraduate teaching laboratories despite its wide application and ease of use in organic…

Giarikos, Dimitrios G.; Patel, Sagir; Lister, Andrew; Razeghifard, Reza

2013-01-01

153

Bacterial Production of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate): An Undergraduate Student Laboratory Experiment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a multidisciplinary course that is cross-listed between five departments, we developed an undergraduate student laboratory experiment for culturing, isolating, and purifying the biopolymer, poly(3-hydroxybutyrate), PHB. This biopolyester accumulates in the cytoplasm of bacterial cells under specific growth conditions, and it has…

Burns, Kristi L.; Oldham, Charlie D.; May, Sheldon W.

2009-01-01

154

Gas Clathrate Hydrates Experiment for High School Projects and Undergraduate Laboratories  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We present a laboratory procedure, suitable for high school and undergraduate students, for preparing and studying propane clathrate hydrate. Because of their gas storage potential and large natural deposits, gas clathrate hydrates may have economic importance both as an energy source and a transportation medium. Similar to pure ice, the gas…

Prado, Melissa P.; Pham, Annie; Ferazzi, Robert E.; Edwards, Kimberly; Janda, Kenneth C.

2007-01-01

155

An Undergraduate Course and Laboratory in Digital Signal Processing with Field Programmable Gate Arrays  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, an innovative educational approach to introducing undergraduates to both digital signal processing (DSP) and field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based design in a one-semester course and laboratory is described. While both DSP and FPGA-based courses are currently present in different curricula, this integrated approach reduces the…

Meyer-Base, U.; Vera, A.; Meyer-Base, A.; Pattichis, M. S.; Perry, R. J.

2010-01-01

156

The Perceptions, Views and Opinions of University Students about Physics Learning during Undergraduate Laboratory Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The physics laboratory has long been a distinctive feature of physics education. It has been given a central role in the teaching and learning of physics at school and undergraduate levels in universities. The literature indicates that science educators have suggested that there are academically rich benefits in the learning and understanding of…

Hanif, M.; Sneddon, P. H.; Al-Ahmadi, F. M.; Reid, N.

2009-01-01

157

Testing Plastic Deformations of Materials in the Introductory Undergraduate Mechanics Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Normally, a mechanics laboratory at the undergraduate level includes an experiment to verify compliance with Hooke's law in materials, such as a steel spring and an elastic rubber band. Stress-strain curves are found for these elements. Compression in elastic bands is practically impossible to achieve due to flaccidity. A typical experiment for…

Romo-Kroger, C. M.

2012-01-01

158

ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy in the Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory: Part I--Fundamentals and Examples  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy is a useful technique for measuring the infrared spectra of solids and liquids as well as probing adsorption on particle surfaces. Several examples of the use of FTIR-ATR spectroscopy in different undergraduate chemistry laboratory courses are presented here. These…

Schuttlefield, Jennifer D.; Grassian, Vicki H.

2008-01-01

159

Introducing Undergraduate Students to Real-Time PCR  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An experiment is conducted, which in four 3 h laboratory sessions, introduces third year undergraduate Biochemistry students to the technique of real-time PCR in a biological context. The model used is a murine erythroleukemia cell line (MEL cells). These continuously cycling, immature red blood cells, arrested at an early stage in erythropoiesis,…

Hancock, Dale; Funnell, Alister; Jack, Briony; Johnston, Jill

2010-01-01

160

Faculty of Science: BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY  

E-print Network

Molecular Scientist Quality Control Technician Medical Illustrator Animal Care Technician ToxicologistFaculty of Science: BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Possible Careers Laboratory Assistant and Cellular Biology - www.csbmcb.ca Association of Medical and Graduate Departments of Biochemistry (AMGDB

Brownstone, Rob

161

High Performance Liquid Chromatography Experiments to Undergraduate Laboratories  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the principles of liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection (LCEC), an analytical technique that incorporates the advantages of both liquids chromatography and electrochemistry. Also suggests laboratory experiments using this technique. (MLH)

Kissinger, Peter T.; And Others

1977-01-01

162

Dishonesty in the Biochemistry Classroom Laboratory: A Synthesis of Causes and Prevention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although reports of academic cheating are abundant, there are relatively few papers in the literature that focus on cheating in the context of science courses and even fewer that address dishonest practices, such as "cooking" or fudging data, within the classroom laboratory. This paper briefly reviews the existing literature on academic dishonesty…

Del Carlo, Dawn; Bodner, George

2006-01-01

163

A Convenient Synthesis of the Tetrasubstituted Pyrrole: An Undergraduate Heterocyclic Laboratory Experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A two-step synthesis of tetrasubstituted pyrroles from esters of a-amino acids has been applied as a simple undergraduate laboratory experiment, which illustrates the utility of amino acids in heterocyclic synthesis. The enamine, prepared by an addition of L-phenylalanine ethyl ester to dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate was cyclized in presence of sodium methoxide in methanol giving 5-benzyl-4-hydroxy-2,3-di(methoxycarbonyl)pyrrole in 63-72 % yield. The procedure represents an alternative to classical pyrrole syntheses which are usually included in practical undergraduate organic chemistry.

Kolar, Patrik; Tisler, Miha

1996-10-01

164

Genesis of "Biochemistry: A Problems Approach"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When the author began teaching as a young assistant professor at Caltech in 1966, his assignment was to take over the undergraduate biochemistry course taught for many years by Henry Borsook, who was about to retire. Students dreaded this course. Having delighted in biochemistry during his graduate training at Stanford, he was determined to put…

Wood, William B.

2002-01-01

165

An Enzyme Kinetics Experiment for the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An experiment using [superscript 1]H NMR spectroscopy to observe the kinetics of the acylase 1-catalyzed hydrolysis of "N"-acetyl-DL-methionine has been developed for the organic laboratory. The L-enantiomer of the reactant is hydrolyzed completely in less than 2 h, and [superscript 1]H NMR spectroscopic data from a single sample can be worked up…

Olsen, Robert J.; Olsen, Julie A.; Giles, Greta A.

2010-01-01

166

A Green Enantioselective Aldol Condensation for the Undergraduate Organic Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A number of laboratory exercises for the organic chemistry curriculum that emphasize enantioselective synthesis of the aldol condensation which involves the proline-catalyzed condensation between acetone and isobutyraldehyde are explored. The experiment illustrates some of the trade-offs involved in green chemistry like the use of acetone in large…

Bennett, George D.

2006-01-01

167

Two Crystallographic Laboratory and Computational Exercises for Undergraduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes two introductory exercises designed to teach the fundamental ideas and methods of crystallography, and to convey some important features of inorganic and organic crystal structures to students in an advanced laboratory course. Exercises include "The Crystal Structure of NiO" and "The Crystal Structure of Beta-Fumaric Acid." (CW)

Lessinger, Leslie

1988-01-01

168

Vectors and Fomites: An Investigative Laboratory for Undergraduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a laboratory model system for introductory microbiology students that involves hands-on studies of bacteria vectored in soil nematodes. Describes a series of experiments designed to demonstrate vector-fomite transmission, bacterial survival, and disinfectant activity. Introduces the concept of genetically engineered microorganisms and the…

Adamo, Joseph A.; Gealt, Michael A.

1996-01-01

169

Adsorption of Phosphate on Goethite: An Undergraduate Research Laboratory Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A laboratory experiment on the adsorption of phosphate on goethite is presented, which also includes discussion on surface properties, interfaces, acid-base equilibrium, molecular structure and solid state chemistry. It was seen that many students were able to produce qualitatively correct results for a complex system of real interest and they…

Tribe, Lorena; Barja, Beatriz C.

2004-01-01

170

What Are Undergraduates Doing at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Biological field stations and marine laboratories (FSMLs) serve as places to study the natural environment in a variety of ways, from the level of the molecule to the globe. Undergraduate opportunities at FSMLs reflect the diversity of study optionsâÂÂformal courses, research and service internships, and field-trip experiencesâÂÂand students are responding to those opportunities: More than half of the FSMLs that responded to an informal survey indicated an increase in their undergraduate enrollment in the past 10 years. Many programs are residential in nature, which facilitates the development of a community of scholars in which undergraduates can interact not just with their peers but also with graduate students, research assistants, postdoctoral fellows, and resident and visiting faculty. With respect to undergraduates, challenges for FSMLs include maintaining relevance in curricular offerings, attracting rigorous and well-trained instructors, providing adequate numbers of mentors for research experiences, and providing funding to assist undergraduates who want to study at a FSML.

Janet Hodder (University of Oregon;Institute of Marine Biology)

2009-09-01

171

Television Medical Dramas as Case Studies in Biochemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Several case studies from popular television medical dramas are described for use in an undergraduate biochemistry course. These cases, which illustrate fundamental principles of biochemistry, are used as the basis for problems that can be discussed further in small groups. Medical cases provide an interesting context for biochemistry with video…

Millard, Julie T.

2009-01-01

172

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program College of Science and Management  

E-print Network

FACH06-11 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program College of Science and Management Senior, in conjunction with the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program, invites applications for a full-time eight support for undergraduate courses in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major. Duties include

Northern British Columbia, University of

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Clinical biochemistry laboratory rejection rates due to various types of preanalytical errors  

PubMed Central

Introduction: Preanalytical errors, along the process from the beginning of test requests to the admissions of the specimens to the laboratory, cause the rejection of samples. The aim of this study was to better explain the reasons of rejected samples, regarding to their rates in certain test groups in our laboratory. Materials and methods: This preliminary study was designed on the rejected samples in one-year period, based on the rates and types of inappropriateness. Test requests and blood samples of clinical chemistry, immunoassay, hematology, glycated hemoglobin, coagulation and erythrocyte sedimentation rate test units were evaluated. Types of inappropriateness were evaluated as follows: improperly labelled samples, hemolysed, clotted specimen, insufficient volume of specimen and total request errors. Results: A total of 5,183,582 test requests from 1,035,743 blood collection tubes were considered. The total rejection rate was 0.65 %. The rejection rate of coagulation group was significantly higher (2.28%) than the other test groups (P < 0.001) including insufficient volume of specimen error rate as 1.38%. Rejection rates of hemolysis, clotted specimen and insufficient volume of sample error were found to be 8%, 24% and 34%, respectively. Total request errors, particularly, for unintelligible requests were 32% of the total for inpatients. Conclusions: The errors were especially attributable to unintelligible requests of inappropriate test requests, improperly labelled samples for inpatients and blood drawing errors especially due to insufficient volume of specimens in a coagulation test group. Further studies should be performed after corrective and preventive actions to detect a possible decrease in rejecting samples.

Atay, Aysenur; Demir, Leyla; Cuhadar, Serap; Saglam, Gulcan; Unal, Hulya; Aksun, Saliha; Arslan, Banu; Ozkan, Asuman; Sutcu, Recep

2014-01-01

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Immunoprecipitation of Serum Albumin with Protein A-Sepharose: A Biochemistry Laboratory Experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An exercise has been designed and optimized to acquaint students with the simple yet powerful technique of immunoprecipitation. Protein A-Sepharose (PA-S) is used as a solid-phase precipitant to recover bovine serum albumin (BSA, the antigen) recognized by anti-BSA antibody (Ab). The high degree of binding specificity between antigen and antibody is illustrated by recovery of BSA from a complex mixture of proteins obtained from wheat germ and chicken breast. Various controls are included for a thorough data analysis. The solid phase of Ag/Ab/PA-S is recovered by centrifugation, thoroughly washed, and treated to dissociate the BSA antigen. Samples are examined by discontinuous denaturing gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) with Coomassie blue staining. The supernatants, containing proteins that are not precipitated, are also analyzed. Antigenic cross-reactivity, ranging from strong to none, is demonstrated in a second part by using serum albumins from seven different sources. Systems can be set up, shaken, and prepared for electrophoresis in a single lab period with time for laboratory lecture and discussion about antibody structure and function, antibody-based methods in general, and immunoprecipitation in particular.

Bohinski, Robert C.

2000-11-01

175

AFHRL/FT [Air Force Human Resources Laboratory/Flight Training] Capabilities in Undergraduate Pilot Training Simulation Research: Executive Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document presents a summary description of the Air Force Human Resource Laboratory's Flying Training Division (AFHRL/FT) research capabilities for undergraduate pilot training. One of the research devices investigated is the Advanced Simulator for Undergraduate Pilot Training (ASUPT). The equipment includes the ASUPT, the instrumented T-37…

Matheny, W. G.; And Others

176

Biochemistry and metabolism of lake trout: laboratory and field studies on the effects of contaminants  

USGS Publications Warehouse

To evaluate the effects of ambient and higher concentrations of PCB's (Aroclor 1254) and DDE in food and water on fry of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) from Lake Michigan, I measured several biochemical indicators of stress in exposed and unexposed (control) fry. No differences between treatments were observed in oxygen consumption rates or lactate concentrations of unexercised fry, but apparent differences in specific swimming speed and lactate response in fry that swam to exhaustion suggested that exposed fry had lower stamina. Observed differences between biochemical profiles of 1-day-old sac fry reared from eggs originating from lake trout collected off Saugatuck and those originating from eggs of brood stock at the Marquette (Michigan) hatchery may have been caused by organochlorine contamination or by genetic and dietary differences between the parental stocks. Activity of the enzyme allantoinase was measured in juvenile and adult lake trout as an indicator of sublethal effects of Great Lakes contaminants. The 50% inhibition of allantoinase in vitro occurred at 6.0 mg/L Cu++, 6.7 mg/L Cd++, 34 mg/L Hg++, and 52 mg/L Pb++. Allantoinase was not affected by in vitro exposure to PCB's up to 7 ?g/g, or DDE or DDT up to 10 ?g/g; however, in vivo exposure resulting in 2.6 ?g/g PCB's in the whole fish activated allantoinase slightly (10% significance level). Allantoinase activity was negatively correlated with total length for fish from Lake Michigan but not for fish from Lake Superior or from laboratory stocks. Mercury, PCB's, and DDT, possibly acting in combination with each other and with additional contaminants, may be the cause of the negative correlation of allantoinase activity with size in Lake Michigan lake trout.

Passino, Dora R. May

1981-01-01

177

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY The University of British Columbia  

E-print Network

(over) DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY The University of British Columbia SUMMER/Eight-time: Undergraduate Biochemistry Training and Previous Experience (please see reverse) Degree(s) Obtained (Discipline outline of the University of B.C. Biochemistry 303 course is given below. Please outline all undergraduate

Strynadka, Natalie

178

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY The University of British Columbia  

E-print Network

(over) DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY The University of British Columbia SUMMER-time: Undergraduate Biochemistry Training and Previous Experience (please see reverse) Degree(s) Obtained (Discipline outline of the University of B.C. Biochemistry 303 course is given below. Please outline all undergraduate

Strynadka, Natalie

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CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY  

EPA Science Inventory

Assessment of the health status of animals through measurement of cellular, biochemical, and macromolecular constituents in blood, secretions, and excretions has been variously referred to as clinical chemistry, clinical biochemistry, or clinical pathology. he genesis of this dis...

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Isolation and Culture of Bovine Oviductal Epithelial Cells for Use in the Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory and Undergraduate Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Methods for isolation and culture of epithelial cells from bovine oviduct for use in both research and teaching laboratory. Also provides examples of ways that an oviductal cell culture can be incorporated into an undergraduate research program

Amy L. Way (Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Clearfield Campus)

2006-12-01

181

In-depth treatment of discharge ignition data during undergraduate laboratory work  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper we propose a technique of getting new information from conventional undergraduate laboratory work for observing dc gas breakdown. The laboratory work itself will consist in registering the breakdown curves of the dc discharge for different gas pressure values and subsequent processing of collected data. From this processing one can determine Stoletow’s point, the maximum ionization ability of electrons, the energy cost of an electron-ion pair, as well as the mean free path of electrons in a gas, and the total cross section of collisions between electrons and gas molecules under study; thus deepening our knowledge of the dc breakdown.

Lisovskiy, V.; Yegorenkov, V.

2014-07-01

182

The Scanning Electron Microscope As An Accelerator For The Undergraduate Advanced Physics Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Few universities or colleges have an accelerator for use with advanced physics laboratories, but many of these institutions have a scanning electron microscope (SEM) on site, often in the biology department. As an accelerator for the undergraduate, advanced physics laboratory, the SEM is an excellent substitute for an ion accelerator. Although there are no nuclear physics experiments that can be performed with a typical 30 kV SEM, there is an opportunity for experimental work on accelerator physics, atomic physics, electron-solid interactions, and the basics of modern e-beam lithography.

Peterson, Randolph S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of the South, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee TN 37383 (United States); Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge MA 01239 (United States); Berggren, Karl K.; Mondol, Mark [Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge MA 01239 (United States)

2011-06-01

183

Biochemistry Laboratory Spring 2012  

E-print Network

Chemistry Robyt, J. F. and White, B. J., Biochemical Techniques: Theory and Practice Switzer, R. and Garrity that are necessary for understanding the types of quantitative arguments you will regularly encounter in your adult of The University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity

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A Response to "BIO 2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists," from the Perspective of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major Program at Kenyon College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Research Council completed a major study of undergraduate biology education, "BIO 2010-Transforming Undergraduate Education For Future Research Biologists (BIO 2010)," funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institutes of Health. The "BIO 2010" report recommends that biology pedagogy should use an…

Slonczewski, Joan L.; Marusak, Rosemary

2004-01-01

185

ELISA and GC-MS as Teaching Tools in the Undergraduate Environmental Analytical Chemistry Laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An undergraduate experiment for the analysis of potential water pollutants is described. Students are exposed to two complementary techniques, ELISA and GC-MS, for the analysis of a water sample containing atrazine, desethylatrazine, and simazine. Atrazine was chosen as the target analyte because of its wide usage in North America and its utility for students to predict environmental degradation products. The water sample is concentrated using solid-phase extraction for GC-MS, or diluted and analyzed using a competitive ELISA test kit for atrazine. The nature of the water sample is such that students generally find that ELISA gives an artificially high value for the concentration of atrazine. Students gain an appreciation for problems associated with measuring pollutants in the aqueous environment: sensitivity, accuracy, precision, and ease of analysis. This undergraduate laboratory provides an opportunity for students to learn several new analysis and sample preparation techniques and to critically evaluate these methods in terms of when they are most useful.

Wilson, Ruth I.; Mathers, Dan T.; Mabury, Scott A.; Jorgensen, Greg M.

2000-12-01

186

Alpha particle induced inner-shell ionization measurements for the undergraduate laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The interaction of alpha particles with low atomic number elements has been studied in an attempt to determine the inner-shell ionization cross section. These cross sections were determined by measuring the characteristic x-rays that were produced when a thin aluminum target was bombarded by alpha particles from a 48 MBq {sup 244}Cm alpha source. The x-rays were detected with a Si(Li) x-ray detector whose resolution was 190 eV at 5.9 keV. The efficiency of the detector was determined from standard radioactive sources. The energies of the alpha particles were varied by placing thin Mylar absorbers between the alpha source and the target. The results are favorably compared to a current ionization theory given in such a form that an undergraduate physics major can do the calculations. This experiment is intended as an undergraduate laboratory experiment in the atomic or nuclear area.

Sun, H.L.; Duggan, J.L. [Univ. of North Texas, Denton, TX (United States); Desmarais, D. [Univ. of Alberta (Canada)

1992-12-01

187

Alpha-particle-induced, inner-shell ionization measurements for the undergraduate laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The interaction of ..cap alpha.. particles with low atomic number elements has been studied in an attempt to determine the inner-shell ionization cross section. These cross sections were determined by measuring the characteristic x rays that were produced when a thin aluminum target was bombarded by ..cap alpha.. particles from a 48-MBq /sup 224/Cm ..cap alpha.. source. The x rays were detected with a Si(Li) x-ray detector whose resolution was 190 eV at 5.9 keV. The efficiency of the detector was determined from standard radioactive sources. The energies of the ..cap alpha.. particles were varied by placing thin Mylar absorbers between the ..cap alpha.. source and the target. The results are favorably compared to a current ionization theory given in such a form that an undergraduate physics major can do the calculations. This experiment is intended as an undergraduate laboratory experiment in the atomic or nuclear area.

Desmarais, D.; Duggan, J.L.

1984-06-01

188

Biochemistry Biochemist 6 years  

E-print Network

Biochemistry Biochemist ­ 6 years Objective To train professionals of a high scientific of studies has the following orientations: Vegetal and Ground Biochemistry; Microbiology and Inmunobiology ; Basic Biochemistry, Biotechnology; Clinic Biochemistry; Food Science and Nutrition. Besides, students

Groisman, Pablo

189

The THCME Medical Biochemistry Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Provided by Dr. Michael W. King of the Terre Haute Center for Medical Education, this stellar resource offers a wealth of biochemistry information, from the basic chemistry of biomolecules to Glycosaminoglycans and mucopolysaccharides. Designed with the undergraduate in mind, each section contains full-text descriptions of a particular subject with accompanying illustrations, tables, figures, and references. Users looking for further information on any topic can use the MedHunt search engine from the front page here to search multiple online medical sources. For any student of biochemistry, this resource will be a valuable asset.

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B.S. Biochemistry Planning Worksheet. Updated 09/06 Bachelor of Science Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Requirements (BIOC)  

E-print Network

B.S. Biochemistry Planning Worksheet. Updated 09/06 Bachelor of Science Biochemistry and Molecular Biochemistry (12 credits; all upper-level) CHEM 437 Comprehensive Biochem I* BIOL 100, CHEM 352 4 F CHEM 437L Biochemistry Laboratory* CHEM 352L; 437 (pre- or co-req) 4 FS CHEM 438 Comprehensive Biochem II* CHEM 437 4

Adali, Tulay

191

Update on Improved Undergraduate Astronomy Laboratories with a Modern Telescope Control System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We are completing a cooperative astronomy education project designed to improve undergraduate laboratories at RPI (a PhD granting institution) and Siena College (a nearby liberal arts college). Following the overhaul of a 40-year-old, 16" B&C telescope on the RPI campus, we have made it available for use for hundreds of students at both schools and once per week to the public. This telescope has been integrated into studio-style, hands-on, inquiry-based laboratories designed to challenge student misconceptions. An assessment test was designed and distributed to the students taking the course at the beginning and end of the Fall 2007 semester, the results of which we compare to a baseline study undertaken in Fall 2006 and Spring 2007 to determine the efficacy of the laboratories in improving undergraduate astronomy education. In order to handle a large number of students using the main telescope and a limited number of smaller telescopes, we have cycled students through concurrent activites. This has been enabled by the rapid acquisition and imaging of targets made possible by the upgrade to the control system of our 16" telescope. We show preliminary results of the Fall 2007 assessments and comparisons to the baseline assessment. This project is funded by an NSF CCLI grant, 05-11340.

Jacobi, Ian; Broder, D.; Finn, R.; Milano, A. J.; Newberg, H.; Weatherwax, A.; Whittet, D.

2007-12-01

192

Resource Letter SPE-1: Single-Photon Experiments in the Undergraduate Laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This Resource Letter lists undergraduate-laboratory adaptations of landmark optical experiments on the fundamentals of quantum physics. Journal articles and websites give technical details of the adaptations, which offer students unique hands-on access to testing fundamental concepts and predictions of quantum mechanics. A selection of the original research articles that led to the implementations is included. These developments have motivated a rethinking of the way quantum mechanics is taught, so this Resource Letter also lists textbooks that provide these new approaches.

Galvez, Enrique J.

2014-11-01

193

A Laser Interferometer for the Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory Demonstrating Picometer Sesitivity  

E-print Network

We describe a laser interferometer experiment for the undergraduate teaching laboratory that achieves picometer sensitivity in a hands-on table-top instrument. In addition to providing an introduction to interferometer physics and optical hardware, the experiment also focuses on precision measurement techniques including servo control, signal modulation, phase-sensitive detection, and different types of signal averaging. After students assemble, align, and characterize the interferometer, they then use it to measure nanoscale motions of a simple harmonic oscillator system, as a substantive example of how laser interferometry can be used as an effective tool in experimental science.

Libbrecht, Kenneth G

2014-01-01

194

So These Numbers Really Mean Something? A Role Playing Scenario-Based Approach to the Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A new curricular approach in our undergraduate second-year instrumental analysis laboratory was implemented. Students work collaboratively on scenarios in diverse fields including pharmaceuticals, forensics, gemology, art conservation, and environmental chemistry. Each laboratory section (approximately 12 students) is divided into three groups…

Grannas, Amanda M.; Lagalante, Anthony F.

2010-01-01

195

"Anisakis Simplex" Infection in Mackerel: A Reliable Laboratory Exercise to Demonstrate Important Principles in Parasitology to Undergraduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Practical laboratory work in parasitology can be very limited, due to the difficulty in maintaining multi-host parasite life cycles, especially for a large, once-yearly undergraduate laboratory class for life science students. The use of mackerel, "Scomber scombrus," bought from a local fishmonger, is an ideal model to investigate important…

Coombs, I.; Tatner, M.; Paterson, V.

2013-01-01

196

Development of Hands-On Student Experience with Modern Facilities, Measurement Systems, and Uncertainty Analysis in Undergraduate Fluids Engineering Laboratories  

Microsoft Academic Search

Development described of hands-on student experience with modern facilities, measurement systems, and uncertainty analysis in undergraduate fluids engineering laboratories. Classroom and pre-lab lectures and laboratories teach students experimental fluid dynamics (EFD) methodology and uncertainty analysis (UA) procedures following a step-by-step approach, which mirrors the \\

Fred Stern; Marian Muste; Surageet Ghosh; Jun Shao; Don Yarbrough

197

Identification of threshold concepts for biochemistry.  

PubMed

Threshold concepts (TCs) are concepts that, when mastered, represent a transformed understanding of a discipline without which the learner cannot progress. We have undertaken a process involving more than 75 faculty members and 50 undergraduate students to identify a working list of TCs for biochemistry. The process of identifying TCs for biochemistry was modeled on extensive work related to TCs across a range of disciplines and included faculty workshops and student interviews. Using an iterative process, we prioritized five concepts on which to focus future development of instructional materials. Broadly defined, the concepts are steady state, biochemical pathway dynamics and regulation, the physical basis of interactions, thermodynamics of macromolecular structure formation, and free energy. The working list presented here is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather is meant to identify a subset of TCs for biochemistry for which instructional and assessment tools for undergraduate biochemistry will be developed. PMID:25185234

Loertscher, Jennifer; Green, David; Lewis, Jennifer E; Lin, Sara; Minderhout, Vicky

2014-01-01

198

UBC Biochemistry Comprehensive Exam Guidelines Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  

E-print Network

UBC Biochemistry Comprehensive Exam Guidelines Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Comprehensive Examination Guidelines 20132014 #12;UBC Biochemistry Comprehensive Exam Guidelines Table #12;UBC Biochemistry Comprehensive Exam Guidelines

Strynadka, Natalie

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BIOCHEMISTRY Analytical Biochemistry 333 (2004) 256264  

E-print Network

ANALYTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY Analytical Biochemistry 333 (2004) 256­264 wwwWcation and evaluation Karson S. Putta and Paul J. Hergenrothera,b,¤ a Department of Biochemistry, University of Illinois+ -dependent manner, and much is known about the biochemistry and cellular biology of the PARP-1 isozyme [1

Hergenrother, Paul J.

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BIOCHEMISTRY Analytical Biochemistry 329 (2004) 91103  

E-print Network

ANALYTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY Analytical Biochemistry 329 (2004) 91­103 www Throck Watsona,b a Department of Biochemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA b of Biochemistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900, USA

Torng, Eric

201

Safety in the Chemical Laboratory: An Undergraduate Chemical Laboratory Safety Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a two-quarter hour college chemistry course focusing on laboratory safety. Includes lists of topics/assignments, problem sets (toxicology, storage, and energy) and videotapes, films, and slide sets used in the course. (JN)

Nicholls, L. Jewel

1982-01-01

202

Activation of Wnt Signaling Using Lithium Chloride: Inquiry-Based Undergraduate Laboratory Exercises  

PubMed Central

Abstract Zebrafish provide researchers and students alike with an excellent model of vertebrate nervous system development due to a high degree of conserved developmental mechanisms and transparent embryos that develop in synchrony. In these laboratory exercises, undergraduate students explore cell biological concepts while performing hypothesis-driven novel research utilizing methodologies such as immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, image analysis, pharmacology, and basic statistics. In the first block of exercises, students perform anti-acetylated tubulin (anti-AT) immunofluorescence, identify spinal tracts and neuronal subtypes, and perform conventional and confocal microscopy. Building on knowledge acquired in the first block of exercises, during the second block, students subsequently perform pharmacological activation of Wnt signaling through lithium chloride treatments, and assess nervous system integrity through anti-AT immunofluorescence. Students perform various quantitative methods and apply statistics to determine outcomes of Wnt activation. In their final laboratory report, students contextualize their results with foundations of molecular mechanisms of nervous system development. In sum, these exercises offer undergraduate students a model of independent research at the graduate level. PMID:23098089

Ross, Andrew William

2012-01-01

203

Nutritional Biochemistry  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation reviews some of the effects that space flight has on humans nutritional biochemistry. Particular attention is devoted to the study of protein breakdown, inflammation, hypercatabolism, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D, calcium, urine, folate and nutrient stability of certain vitamins, the fluid shift and renal stone risk, acidosis, iron/hematology, and the effects on bone of dietary protein, potassium. inflammation, and omega-3 fatty acids

Smith, Scott M.

2010-01-01

204

BachelorofScience Biochemistry  

E-print Network

BachelorofScience Biochemistry This is a planning guide and not a graduation check or guarantee: ____________________________________ Program Planning Guide Major in Biochemistry: www.uleth.ca/artsci/biochemistry Departments: Biological Sciences, and Chemistry and Biochemistry #12;2 Bachelor of Science - Biochemistry Calendar Year - 2013

Seldin, Jonathan P.

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The use of multiple tools for teaching medical biochemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this work, we describe the use of several strategies employing the philosophies of active learning and problem-based learning (PBL) that may be used to improve the teaching of metabolic biochemistry to medical and nutritional undergraduate students.

Alexandre B. Sé (Universidade de Brasília Oxyradical Research Group, Departamento de Biologia Celular); Renato M. Passos (Universidade de Brasília Oxyradical Research Group, Departamento de Biologia Celular); Andre H Ono (Universidade de Brasilia Medicina); Marcelo Hermes-Lima (Universidade de Brasília Oxyradical Research Group, Departamento de Biologia Celular)

2007-07-27

206

The Atmospheric Phenomena Laboratory: Connecting Electrical And Computer Engineering Through Undergraduate Research  

E-print Network

This paper describes the development of software tools for the automation of data collection, processing, display and storage of information for the Atmospheric Phenomena Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagez (UPRM). Undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering students have had a key role in the development of hardware and software tools for a lightning location system. Students developed software applications using Oracle, Access, Labview and Visual Basic. These applications completed the prototype network of the lightning location system, which consists of three remote stations, linked through the University of Puerto Rico's computer network. These software tools provide lightning detection and location capabilities that will contribute to the development of an isokeraunic map and a custom model to predict lightning occurrences. Students gained a meaningful research experience in which they learned and applied electrical and computer engineering concepts in the solution of complex software problems.

Efran O' Neill-Carrillo; Session Sc; Javier Arroyo; José Rosado; Julio Santiago; Ismael Jiménez

2002-01-01

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Promoting Professional Development in Undergraduate Engineering Using Laboratory Team Projects: A Case Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Good professional communication skills and the ability to work in teams are critical skills demanded by engineering companies. Further, in order to maintain competitiveness and to work in the global marketplace, engineering companies are increasingly supporting the creation and use of professional standards that are developed by engineering societies. Unfortunately, many undergraduates have historically received little or no education regarding this aspect of engineering. This paper describes the efforts to provide students with laboratory-based projects which provide students with significant exposure to professional engineering standards and practices. These projects require the students to read professional standards that pertain to the particular topic under study and to operate vehicles while using professional automotive engineering tools.

Davis, Gregory; Hoff, Craig

2011-06-27

208

Acoustic impulse response method as a source of undergraduate research projects and advanced laboratory experiments.  

PubMed

A straightforward and inexpensive implementation of acoustic impulse response measurement is described utilizing the signal processing technique of coherent averaging. The technique is capable of high signal-to-noise measurements with personal computer data acquisition equipment, an amplifier/speaker, and a high quality microphone. When coupled with simple waveguide test systems fabricated from commercial PVC plumbing pipe, impulse response measurement has proven to be ideal for undergraduate research projects-often of publishable quality-or for advanced laboratory experiments. The technique provides important learning objectives for science or engineering students in areas such as interfacing and computer control of experiments; analog-to-digital conversion and sampling; time and frequency analysis using Fourier transforms; signal processing; and insight into a variety of current research areas such as acoustic bandgap materials, acoustic metamaterials, and fast and slow wave manipulation. PMID:22423798

Robertson, W M; Parker, J M

2012-03-01

209

Biochemistry chemistry &  

E-print Network

university supported continuously by annual state appropriations. By the 1850s, it had achieved a reputation y s i c A l 2010­2011 w w w . c h e m . s c . e d u #12;tA B l e o f c o n t e n t s The University and Biochemistry of the University of South Carolina. D e PA rt m e n t h i g h l i g h t s P e o P l e · We

Morgan, Stephen L.

210

Self-Study Report Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics  

E-print Network

Self-Study Report Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics External Academic Program Review, April and Biophysics at Texas A&M as of March 2014. This report was prepared in the context of an Academic Program Review of the Graduate and Undergraduate programs offered by Biochemistry and Biophysics. Because the Ph

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Electroretinograms in Drosophila: A Robust and Genetically Accessible Electrophysiological System for the Undergraduate Laboratory  

PubMed Central

Laboratory courses in neurophysiology fulfill a critical need for inquiry-based training in undergraduate programs in neuroscience and biology. These courses typically use classical electrophysiological preparations to explore the basic features of neuronal function. However, current neuroscience research also focuses on elucidating the molecular and genetic mechanisms of neuronal function, using model systems that include mutant and transgenic animals. To bridge laboratory training in neurophysiology with modern molecular genetics, we describe a teaching model based on electroretinography of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, a long-established model system for basic neuroscience research. Drosophila are easily maintained, economical, and have hundreds of neurophysiologically relevant mutant strains and genetic tools readily available. The Drosophila electroretinogram (ERG) is a simple and accessible extracellular recording of a neural signal in the fly eye in response to flashes of light. The signal is multifaceted and the response is sensitive to stimulation parameters such as intensity, duration and wavelength, thus forming a rich source of analysis for students. Most importantly, different mutations affecting key components of intracellular signaling, synaptic transmission or neuronal function can affect the ERG waveform in characteristic ways. Recording wild type and mutant ERGs allows students to examine firsthand the connection between genetics, biochemical pathways, and electrophysiology. This neurophysiology laboratory course can facilitate and enhance an understanding of the cellular and molecular contributions to neurophysiological recordings. PMID:23494679

Vilinsky, Ilya; Johnson, Karl G.

2012-01-01

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Red Seaweed Enzyme-Catalyzed Bromination of Bromophenol Red: An Inquiry-Based Kinetics Laboratory Experiment for Undergraduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Haloperoxidase enzymes are of interest for basic and applied bioscientists because of their increasing importance in pharmaceutical industry and environmental cleanups. In a guided inquiry-based laboratory experiment for life-science, agricultural science, and health science undergraduates, the bromoperoxidase from a red seaweed was used to…

Jittam, Piyachat; Boonsiri, Patcharee; Promptmas, Chamras; Sriwattanarothai, Namkang; Archavarungson, Nattinee; Ruenwongsa, Pintip; Panijpan, Bhinyo

2009-01-01

213

Ab Initio Determinations of Photoelectron Spectra Including Vibronic Features: An Upper-Level Undergraduate Physical Chemistry Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We present a first-principles determination of the photoelectron spectra of water and hypochlorous acid as a laboratory exercise accessible to students in an undergraduate physical chemistry course. This paper demonstrates the robustness and user-friendliness of software developed for the Franck-Condon factor calculation. While the calculator is…

Lord, Richard L.; Davis, Lisa; Millam, Evan L.; Brown, Eric; Offerman, Chad; Wray, Paul; Green, Susan M. E.

2008-01-01

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COED Transactions, Vol. XI, No. 12, December 1979. Some Alternate Applications of Microprocessor Trainers in Support of Undergraduate Laboratories.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ways are described for the use of a microprocessor trainer in undergraduate laboratories. Listed are microcomputer applications that have been used as demonstrations and which provide signals for other experiments which are not related to microprocessors. Information and figures are provided for methods to do the following: direct generation of…

Mitchell, Eugene E., Ed.

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The Cyclohexanol Cycle and Synthesis of Nylon 6,6: Green Chemistry in the Undergraduate Organic Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A one-term synthesis project that incorporates many of the principles of green chemistry is presented for the undergraduate organic laboratory. In this multistep scheme of reactions, students react, recycle, and ultimately convert cyclohexanol to nylon 6,6. The individual reactions in the project employ environmentally friendly methodologies, and…

Dintzner, Matthew R.; Kinzie, Charles R.; Pulkrabek, Kimberly; Arena, Anthony F.

2012-01-01

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Preparation of a D-Glucose-Derived Alkene. An E2 Reaction for the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the carbohydrates continue to gain attention for their central role in numerous areas of chemistry and biology, there is a growing need for experiments at the undergraduate level that highlight these fascinating compounds. In this article we describe a simple two-step laboratory experiment that may be used to highlight several important concepts introduced in sophomore organic chemistry, as applied

Peter Norris; Andrew Fluxe

2001-01-01

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The Synthesis of 1-Phenyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolines: An Undergraduate Organic Laboratory Experiment and Class Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an undergraduate organic chemistry experiment (requiring three/four 3-hour laboratory sessions) involving a four-stage synthesis of 1-phenyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolines via the Pictet-Spengler route. In addition, the experiment allows students to study the spectra and properties of aklaloid-like materials while completing several…

Letcher, R. M.; Sammes, M. P.

1985-01-01

218

Acid-Catalyzed Preparation of Biodiesel from Waste Vegetable Oil: An Experiment for the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This undergraduate organic laboratory exercise involves the sulfuric acid-catalyzed conversion of waste vegetable oil into biodiesel. The acid-catalyzed method, although inherently slower than the base-catalyzed methods, does not suffer from the loss of product or the creation of emulsion producing soap that plagues the base-catalyzed methods when…

Bladt, Don; Murray, Steve; Gitch, Brittany; Trout, Haylee; Liberko, Charles

2011-01-01

219

Gold Electrodes Modified with Self-Assembled Monolayers for Measuring L-Ascorbic Acid: An Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Experiment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes an undergraduate electrochemistry laboratory experiment in which the students measure the L-ascorbic acid content of a real sample. Gold electrodes modified with self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of thioctic acid and cysteamine are prepared to study the effects of surface modification on the electrode reaction of L-ascorbic…

Ito, Takashi; Perera, D. M. Neluni T.; Nagasaka, Shinobu

2008-01-01

220

An Undergraduate Laboratory Exercise to Study the Effect of Darkness on Plant Gene Expression Using DNA Microarray  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

DNA microarrays are microscopic arrays on a solid surface, typically a glass slide, on which DNA oligonucleotides are deposited or synthesized in a high-density matrix with a predetermined spatial order. Several types of DNA microarrays have been developed and used for various biological studies. Here, we developed an undergraduate laboratory

Chang, Ming-Mei; Briggs, George M.

2007-01-01

221

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY The University of British Columbia  

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY The University of British Columbia SPRING 2015 Biochemistry Training and Previous Experience (please see reverse) Degree(s) Obtained (Discipline, Place, Date for the University of B.C. Biochemistry 301 and 303 courses are given below. Please outline all undergraduate

Strynadka, Natalie

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY The University of British Columbia  

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY The University of British Columbia WINTER SESSION. to Apr. Half-time TAs work both terms: Sep. to Apr.] Undergraduate Biochemistry Training and Previous;ONLY NEW APPLICANTS NEED COMPLETE THIS SECTION Brief outlines for the University of B.C. Biochemistry

Strynadka, Natalie

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY The University of British Columbia  

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY The University of British Columbia WINTER SESSION.] Undergraduate Biochemistry Training and Previous Experience (please see reverse) Degree(s) Obtained (Discipline outlines for the University of B.C. Biochemistry 301 and 303 courses are given below. Please outline all

Strynadka, Natalie

224

Development of a Green Fluorescent Protein-Based Laboratory Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A laboratory curriculum has been designed for an undergraduate biochemistry course that focuses on the investigation of the green fluorescent protein (GFP). The sequence of procedures extends from analysis of the DNA sequence through PCR amplification, recombinant plasmid DNA synthesis, bacterial transformation, expression, isolation, and…

Larkin, Patrick D.; Hartberg, Yasha

2005-01-01

225

Identification of Threshold Concepts for Biochemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Threshold concepts (TCs) are concepts that, when mastered, represent a transformed understanding of a discipline without which the learner cannot progress. We have undertaken a process involving more than 75 faculty members and 50 undergraduate students to identify a working list of TCs for biochemistry. The process of identifying TCs for…

Loertscher, Jennifer; Green, David; Lewis, Jennifer E.; Lin, Sara; Minderhout, Vicky

2014-01-01

226

BachelorofScience Biochemistry  

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BachelorofScience Biochemistry N a m e : ______________________________________ I DL website at www.uleth.ca/ross/ppgs/ppg.html About the Biochemistry Major The Biochemistry major and Biochemistry. The program provides background for a wide range of careers in science. It also provides

Seldin, Jonathan P.

227

ACADEMIC PROGRAM Biochemistry  

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ACADEMIC PROGRAM GUIDELINES Program in Biochemistry (REVISED AUGUST, 2014) #12;Biochemistry Ph.D. Program Guidelines Biochemistry Ph.D. Program Washington University in St. Louis Program Director: Dr a century-long tradition of excellence in biochemistry research and education. A number of faculty, students

Kornfeld, S. Kerry

228

BachelorofScience Biochemistry  

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BachelorofScience Biochemistry This is a planning guide and not a graduation check or guarantee in Biochemistry: www.uleth.ca/artsci/biochemistry Academic Calendar: www.uleth.ca/ross/academic-calendar High Guides: www.uleth.ca/ross/ppgs Departments: Biological Sciences, and Chemistry and Biochemistry #12

Seldin, Jonathan P.

229

ACADEMIC PROGRAM Biochemistry  

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ACADEMIC PROGRAM GUIDELINES Program in Biochemistry #12;Biochemistry Ph.D. Program Guidelines Biochemistry Ph.D. Program at Washington University in St. Louis Program Director: Dr. Peter Burgers office Washington University has a century-long tradition of excellence in biochemistry research and education

Stormo, Gary

230

Biochemistry BS DEGREE PROGRAM  

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207 Biochemistry BS DEGREE PROGRAM The biochemistry program is the result of a joint effort in the interdiscipli- nary science of biochemistry. The program, strengthened by mathematics and physics, attempts. Administration of the program is by the biochemistry committee, composed of members of the departments

Suzuki, Masatsugu

231

Biochemistry DEGREE PROGRAMME  

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BSc (Hons) Biochemistry DEGREE PROGRAMME GUIDE 2013-2014 #12;BSc (Hons) Biochemistry Introduction interacting with one another. Biochemistry attempts to understand the behaviour of these molecules and explain. Biochemistry is central to our understanding of how commonly used pharmaceutical drugs function, enabling

Levi, Ran

232

Monitoring Hammerhead Ribozyme-Catalyzed Cleavage with a Fluorescein-Labeled Substrate: Effects of Magnesium Ions and Antibiotic Inhibitors. A Biochemistry Laboratory: Part 2  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An experiment is presented that demonstrates current techniques in modern RNA research and introduces a method for nonradioactive monitoring of RNA reactions. The laboratory involves the study of hammerhead ribozyme activity and the influence of metal ions and antibiotics on these important RNA-based reactions. The ribozyme class of RNA catalysts has current applications in both biotechnology and medicine and therefore should be of great interest to upper-level undergraduate students who anticipate careers in these areas. The students gain hands-on experience in working with RNA on a picomole level and also learn about gel electrophoresis, the use of fluorescent tagging, RNA-small molecule interactions, and the role of metal ions in biological systems. This laboratory offers students an opportunity to work with molecules that have direct applications in drug therapy and RNA catalysis.

Chow, Christine S.; Somne, Smita; Llano-Sotelo, Beatriz

1999-05-01

233

For additional information, contact: Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry  

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undergraduate majors. Our degree program is diverse and flexible, allowing students to tailor studies and Biochemistry requires all of its undergraduate majors to conduct research. We feel that the opportunity to discover new facts and phenomena through research is the heart of science. By conducting research

Lawrence, Rick L.

234

Testing plastic deformations of materials in the introductory undergraduate mechanics laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Normally, a mechanics laboratory at the undergraduate level includes an experiment to verify compliance with Hooke's law in materials, such as a steel spring and an elastic rubber band. Stress-strain curves are found for these elements. Compression in elastic bands is practically impossible to achieve due to flaccidity. A typical experiment for the complete loading-unloading cycle is to subject a tubular object to torsion. This paper suggests simple experiments for studying properties concerning elasticity and plasticity in elements of common use, subjected to stretching or compression, and also torsion reinforcing. The experiments use plastic binders, rubber bands and metal springs under a moderate load. This paper discusses an experiment with an original device to measure torsion deformations as a function of applied torques, which permitted construction of the hysteresis cycle for a rubber hose and various tubes. Another experiment was designed to define the temporal recovery of a plastic spring with initial stretching. A simple mathematical model was developed to explain this phenomenon.

Romo-Kröger, C. M.

2012-05-01

235

Experimental determination of the Boltzmann constant: An undergraduate laboratory exercise for molecular physics or physical chemistry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article describes an undergraduate laboratory exercise that uses optical spectroscopy to determine the magnitude and the uncertainty of the Boltzmann constant kb. The more accurate approach uses photoacoustic spectroscopy to measure the Doppler-broadened line profile of individual spectral lines of N2O to extract kb. Measurements and estimates of the uncertainties in the quantities needed to calculate kb from the line profiles are then used to estimate the uncertainty in kb. This experiment is unusual in that it uses advanced laser-based spectroscopy techniques to emphasize standard practices of uncertainty analysis. The core instrumentation is modular and relatively affordable; it requires a tunable single-mode laser, photoreceiver, optical cell, and vacuum pump. If this instrumentation is not available, an alternate approach can be performed which uses the intensity of each rotational transition of an infrared band to measure kb. Although there is more uncertainty using the alternate approach, low concentrations of CO2, DCl, or N2O give reasonable results for the magnitude of kb. Student assessment results indicate retention and mastery of the concept of combined measurement uncertainty.

Campbell, H. M.; Boardman, B. M.; DeVore, T. C.; Havey, D. K.

2012-12-01

236

Texas Tech University | Whitacre College of Engineering | Box 43103 | Lubbock, Texas 79409-3103 | 806.742.3451| www.coe.ttu.edu Undergraduate Laboratory Renovation Initiative  

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of the undergraduate labs. Overview Why are the renovations needed and how will they improve the education receivedTexas Tech University | Whitacre College of Engineering | Box 43103 | Lubbock, Texas 79409-3103 | 806.742.3451| www.coe.ttu.edu Undergraduate Laboratory Renovation Initiative The Whitacre College

Gelfond, Michael

237

Argument-Driven Inquiry: Using the Laboratory to Improve Undergraduates' Science Writing Skills through Meaningful Science Writing, Peer-Review, and Revision  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents preliminary evidence supporting the use of peer review in undergraduate science as a means to improve student writing and to alleviate barriers, such as lost class time, by incorporation of the peer-review process into the laboratory component of the course. The study was conducted in a single section of an undergraduate

Walker, Joi Phelps; Sampson, Victor

2013-01-01

238

The light applications in science and engineering research collaborative undergraduate laboratory for teaching (LASER CULT)-relevant experiential learning in photonics  

Microsoft Academic Search

An integrative undergraduate photonics curriculum has been developed that utilizes three active learning methods: case studies, team learning, and project-based learning (PBL). This two-course sequence at Oklahoma State University's Light Applications in Science and Engineering Research Collaborative Undergraduate Laboratory for Teaching (LASER CULT), is designed as an introduction to optics and photonics for electrical engineering students. The LASER CULT has

R. Alan Cheville; Arthur McGovern; Kay S. Bull

2005-01-01

239

Effects of Various Dental Materials on Alkaline Phosphatase Extracted from Pulp: An Experiment for the Biochemistry Laboratory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A laboratory experiment that demonstrates the effects of various dental materials on a representative enzyme from the pulp is outlined. The experiment encourages students to consider the effects that various restorative materials and techniques might have on enzymes in the living pulp. (Author/MLW)

Thompson, Lorin R.

1980-01-01

240

The Doctoral Program in Biochemistry Department of Biochemistry and  

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The Doctoral Program in Biochemistry Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Texas A&M University..............................................................................................................3 A. Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics..............................3 B Members in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics ..................12 F. Relationship

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Faculty perspectives of the undergraduate laboratory: A survey of faculty goals for the laboratory and comparative analysis of responses using statistical techniques  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Qualitative research methods were used in a previous study to discover the goals of faculty members teaching undergraduate laboratories. Assertions about the goals and the unique characteristics of innovative lab programs were developed from categories that emerged from the interviews. The purpose of the present research was to create a survey instrument to measure the prevalence of these themes and faculty goals for undergraduate laboratories with a national sample. This was achieved through a two-stage process that utilized a pilot survey to determine the factor structure and reduce the number of survey items to a manageable size. Once the number of survey questions was reduced, the full survey was given to a national sample of undergraduate laboratory faculty. The 312 responses to the survey were then analyzed using factor analysis. Comparative analyses were conducted using analysis of variance (ANOVA). This dissertation focuses on the processes involved in the creation of this survey and the subsequent analyses of the data the survey produced. The results of these analyses and the implications of this research will also be discussed.

Bruck, Aaron D.

242

Glycoprotein Biochemistry--Some Clinical Aspects of Interest to Biochemistry Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Authors describe some clinical features of glycoprotein biochemistry, including recognition, selected blood glycoproteins, glycated proteins, histochemistry, and cancer. The material presented has largely been taught to medical laboratory students; however, it can be used to teach premedical students and pure biochemistry students. Includes two…

Smith, Christopher A.; And Others

1991-01-01

243

Examining the Rate of Renaturation for Genomic DNA Isolated from E. coli: An Integrated Physical Biochemistry Laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The second-order rate constant for the renaturation of DNA was determined for E. coli genomic DNA. The procedure involves the initial melting of the double-stranded DNA at high temperature and then an abrupt lowering of the temperature so that renaturation can occur. The absorbance at 260 nm is monitored during the entire procedure. This laboratory can be used as a project-based exercise in which students would initially have to purify the DNA and analyze the product for purity, and then carry out the kinetic measurements.

Fancy, Nayhan; Mehl, Andrew F.

1999-05-01

244

Construction, implementation, and evaluation of an undergraduate biology laboratory teaching model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This dissertation documents a time series study in which an undergraduate non-majors biology laboratory was revised, leading to the development of a new teaching model. The course model was developed at a large Midwestern university enrolling about 827 students in 32 sections per semester and using graduate teaching assistants as primary instructors. The majority of the students consisted of freshman and sophomores, with the remainder being juniors and seniors. This dissertation explains the rationale leading to the development and implementation of this educational model using graduate teaching assistants as the primary course instructors and embedded course assessment as evidence of its success. The major components of this model include six major items including: learning community, course design, GTA professional development, course delivery, assessment, and the filter. The major aspects of this model include clear links between instruction, GTA professional development, embedded assessment (student and GTA), course revision, student perceptions, and performance. The model includes the following components: Formal and informal discourse in the learning community, teaching assistant professional development, the use of multiple assessment tools, a filter to guide course evaluation, and redirection and delivery of course content based on embedded formal course assessment. Teaching assistants receive both initial and ongoing professional development throughout the semester in effective instructional pedagogy from an instructor of record. Results for three years of operation show a significant increase in student biology content knowledge and the use of scientific process/critical thinking skills with mean improvement in student performance of 25.5% and 18.9% respectively. Mean attendance for ISB 208L is 95% for the six semesters of this study showing students regularly attend the laboratory classes and remain in the course with a completion rate of 93%. Additionally, grade point averages have remained high (mean of 3.3 for ISB 208L) while question cognitive level used on course assignments and tests has increased each semester while assignment weight has remained constant. Students indicate through SIRS data that the course is relevant to their lives, emphasizes understanding of ideas, concepts, and encourages students to think about the relationship between science and society. This study is significant in that it provides a description of a field tested working model for all aspects of a course that has large student enrollment, uses graduate teaching assistants as primary instructors, embedded course assessment, ongoing professional development, and general applicability in being transferable to other courses.

Tarrant, Todd M.

245

Simple Laboratory Exercise for Induction of Beta-Mannanase from "Aspergillus niger"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This laboratory experiment was designed for Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, and Food Technology students of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The experiment shows the advantages of using agricultural waste, copra mannan as potent inducer of [beta]-mannanase. The students were able to compare the enzyme induction by commercial…

Mulimani, V. H.; Naganagouda, K.

2010-01-01

246

Biochemistry 482 Spring 2009  

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1 Biochemistry 482 Spring 2009 Instructor: Dr. Stephen Lodmell Class time/place: MWF 10:10-11:00am, to be arranged Phone: 243-6393 email: stephen.lodmell@umontana.edu Text: Garrett and Grisham Biochemistry, 3rd ed. (updated) Overview: The second semester of biochemistry builds on the foundation laid by BIOC481

Vonessen, Nikolaus

247

Biochemistry 448 Course Coordinator  

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Biochemistry 448 Course Coordinator Dr Scott Covey scott.covey@ubc.ca 604-822-1949 Course Description This is an independent biochemistry driven research project performed under the supervision independent research and lab work. Although biochemistry honours students have priority majors student can

Strynadka, Natalie

248

Bringing the Excitement and Motivation of Research to Students; Using Inquiry and Research-Based Learning in a Year-Long Biochemistry Laboratory: Part II--Research-Based Laboratory--A Semester-Long Research Approach Using Malate Dehydrogenase as a Research Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research-based learning in a teaching environment is an effective way to help bring the excitement and experience of independent bench research to a large number of students. The program described here is the second of a two-semester biochemistry laboratory series. Here, students are empowered to design, execute and analyze their own experiments…

Knutson, Kristopher; Smith, Jennifer; Nichols, Paul; Wallert, Mark A.; Provost, Joseph J.

2010-01-01

249

Validating the Goldstein-Wehner law for the stratified positive column of dc discharge in an undergraduate laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper we suggest a simple technique for validating the Goldstein-Wehner law for a stratified positive column of dc glow discharge while studying the properties of gas discharges in an undergraduate laboratory. To accomplish this a simple device with a pre-vacuum mechanical pump, dc source and gas pressure gauge is required. Experiments may be performed in nitrogen or even in air. First you need to photograph the discharge tube with striations at different gas pressure values and then you need to determine the thickness of the first striation on a computer monitor.

Lisovskiy, V. A.; Koval, V. A.; Artushenko, E. P.; Yegorenkov, V. D.

2012-11-01

250

Clinical biochemistry  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objectives of the biochemical studies conducted for the Apollo program were (1) to provide routine laboratory data for assessment of preflight crew physical status and for postflight comparisons; (2) to detect clinical or pathological abnormalities which might have required remedial action preflight; (3) to discover as early as possible any infectious disease process during the postflight quarantine periods following certain missions; and (4) to obtain fundamental medical knowledge relative to man's adjustment to and return from the space flight environment. The accumulated data presented suggest that these requirements were met by the program described. All changes ascribed to the space flight environment were subtle, whereas clinically significant changes were consistent with infrequent illnesses unrelated to the space flight exposure.

Alexander, W. C.; Leach, C. S.; Fischer, C. L.

1975-01-01

251

Analysis of Currently Available Analgesic Tablets by Modern Liquid Chromatography: An Undergraduate Laboratory Introduction to HPLC.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background information, procedures, and results, are provided for an undergraduate experiment in which analgesic tablets are analyzed using liquid chromatography. The experiment, an improved, modified version of the Waters Associates Inc. experiment, is simple to prepare, requiring little glassware and minimal sample manipulation by students. (JN)

Kagel, R. A.; Farwell, S. O.

1983-01-01

252

A Writing-Intensive, Methods-Based Laboratory Course for Undergraduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Engaging undergraduate students in designing and executing original research should not only be accompanied by technique training but also intentional instruction in the critical analysis and writing of scientific literature. The course described here takes a rigorous approach to scientific reading and writing using primary literature as the model…

Colabroy, Keri L.

2011-01-01

253

Student Perceptions of an Upper-Level, Undergraduate Human Anatomy Laboratory Course without Cadavers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Several programs in health professional education require or are considering requiring upper-level human anatomy as prerequisite for their applicants. Undergraduate students are confronted with few institutions offering such a course, in part because of the expense and logistical issues associated with a cadaver-based human anatomy course. This…

Wright, Shirley J.

2012-01-01

254

Learning Chemistry Research Outside the Laboratory: Novel Graduate and Undergraduate Courses in Research Methodology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes two courses in research methodology, required respectively for graduate and undergraduate chemistry students as they begin research projects. The courses include traditional classroom sessions with discussion as well as exercises in writing and speaking, critiquing a journal article and a thesis, and preparing a research proposal.…

Schildcrout, Steven M.

2002-01-01

255

Physico-Geometrical Kinetics of Solid-State Reactions in an Undergraduate Thermal Analysis Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An undergraduate kinetic experiment of the thermal decomposition of solids by microscopic observation and thermal analysis was developed by investigating a suitable reaction, applicable techniques of thermal analysis and microscopic observation, and a reliable kinetic calculation method. The thermal decomposition of sodium hydrogen carbonate is…

Koga, Nobuyoshi; Goshi, Yuri; Yoshikawa, Masahiro; Tatsuoka, Tomoyuki

2014-01-01

256

Verification of Compton Collision and Klein-Nishina Formulas--An Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an experiment to verify the Compton collision formula and the angular dependance of the Klein-Nishina formula. Equipment used is a 1-mCi(137)Cs source, 2x2 in. NaI detector and a multichannel analyzer. Suitable for honor undergraduates. (Author/GA)

Singhal, R. P.; Burns, A. J.

1978-01-01

257

A Computer-Interfaced O2 Probe: Instrumentation for Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratories.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes interfacing a hand-held oxygen probe with a microcomputer and suggests experiments for undergraduate chemistry courses that could facilitate student understanding of aquatic environmental processes which involve dissolved oxygen. Data can be analyzed through the program or exported into other software. Presents results of an experiment…

Adamson, Gary E.; Nakhleh, Mary B.; Zimmerman, James R.

1997-01-01

258

NSF Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI), NSF 01-58  

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- By students to add personal notes, cross-reference links, additional explanations and graphics to any web page Summary An undergraduate education is a critical link between high school and a society increasingly a deep understanding of concepts they discover on their own. Assignment of computer programming problems

Reed, Dale F.

259

Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation Using a Copper(I)/TEMPO Catalyst System: A Green, Catalytic Oxidation Reaction for the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Modern undergraduate organic chemistry textbooks provide detailed discussion of stoichiometric Cr- and Mn-based reagents for the oxidation of alcohols, yet the use of such oxidants in instructional and research laboratories, as well as industrial chemistry, is increasingly avoided. This work describes a laboratory exercise that uses ambient air as…

Hill, Nicholas J.; Hoover, Jessica M.; Stahl, Shannon S.

2013-01-01

260

Biochemistry Laboratory II Course Syllabus  

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macromolecules using biophysical approaches. CLASS MEETINGS Lectures: Mondays 1:05 � 1:55 pm Boggs 228 Labs: Wed their ideas and describing their work in a professional manner. With this in mind, the requirements reports must be submitted in hard copy by 1 pm on the due date. No late lab reports will be accepted

Houston, Paul L.

261

Automated scanning probe lithography with n-alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers on Au(111): application for teaching undergraduate laboratories.  

PubMed

Controllers for scanning probe instruments can be programmed for automated lithography to generate desired surface arrangements of nanopatterns of organic thin films, such as n-alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers (SAMs). In this report, atomic force microscopy (AFM) methods of lithography known as nanoshaving and nanografting are used to write nanopatterns within organic thin films. Commercial instruments provide software to control the length, direction, speed, and applied force of the scanning motion of the tip. For nanoshaving, higher forces are applied to an AFM tip to selectively remove regions of the matrix monolayer, exposing bare areas of the gold substrate. Nanografting is accomplished by force-induced displacement of molecules of a matrix SAM, followed immediately by the surface self-assembly of n-alkanethiol molecules from solution. Advancements in AFM automation enable rapid protocols for nanolithography, which can be accomplished within the tight time restraints of undergraduate laboratories. Example experiments with scanning probe lithography will be described in this report that were accomplished by undergraduate students during laboratory course activities and research internships in the chemistry department of Louisiana State University. Students were introduced to principles of surface analysis and gained "hands-on" experience with nanoscale chemistry. PMID:21609692

Brown, Treva T; LeJeune, Zorabel M; Liu, Kai; Hardin, Sean; Li, Jie-Ren; Rupnik, Kresimir; Garno, Jayne C

2011-04-01

262

Automated scanning probe lithography with n-alkanethiol self assembled monolayers on Au(111): Application for teaching undergraduate laboratories.  

PubMed

Controllers for scanning probe instruments can be programmed for automated lithography to generate desired surface arrangements of nanopatterns of organic thin films, such as n-alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers (SAMs). In this report, atomic force microscopy (AFM) methods of lithography known as nanoshaving and nanografting are used to write nanopatterns within organic thin films. Commercial instruments provide software to control the length, direction, speed, and applied force of the scanning motion of the tip. For nanoshaving, higher forces are applied to an AFM tip to selectively remove regions of the matrix monolayer, exposing bare areas of the gold substrate. Nanografting is accomplished by force-induced displacement of molecules of a matrix SAM, followed immediately by the surface self-assembly of n-alkanethiol molecules from solution. Advancements in AFM automation enable rapid protocols for nanolithography, which can be accomplished within the tight time restraints of undergraduate laboratories. Example experiments with scanning probe lithography (SPL) will be described in this report that were accomplished by undergraduate students during laboratory course activities and research internships in the chemistry department of Louisiana State University. Students were introduced to principles of surface analysis and gained "hands-on" experience with nanoscale chemistry. PMID:21483651

Brown, Treva T; Lejeune, Zorabel M; Liu, Kai; Hardin, Sean; Li, Jie-Ren; Rupnik, Kresimir; Garno, Jayne C

2011-04-01

263

Molecular Models for Biochemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Carnegie Mellon University website uses Chime and RasMol images to provide students with many biochemistry tutorials and quizzes. Intended as a supplement to a standard biochemistry text, users can find numerous 3-D images of small molecules, amino acids, protein structures, and much more. The website offers extensive viewing suggestions and tutorials on Chime and RasMol. With countless interactive materials and quizzes, biochemistry students can find the help they need at this extraordinary website.

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Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of an Enantiomerically Pure Lactone: A Three-Step Synthesis for Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A three-step laboratory sequence for the undergraduate organic laboratory is described. This series of experiments requires a student to use the product from one reaction as the starting material for a subsequent reaction, and thus the affords the student a "real world" experience of multistep synthesis. Thermal extrusion of sulfur dioxide from sulfolene is used to generate 1,3-butadiene in situ for a Diels-Alder cyclization with maleic anhydride. The anhydride is then reduced to the diol with lithium aluminum hydride. Oxidation of the diol to the chiral lactone is catalyzed by horse-liver alcohol dehydrogenase. This enzymatic oxidation illustrates in situ cofactor regeneration and allows students to measure simple enzyme kinetics.

McClure, Cynthia K.; Chenault, H. Keith

1996-05-01

265

On the Integration of Remote Experimentation into Undergraduate Laboratories--Pedagogical Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents an Internet-based open approach to laboratory instruction. In this article, the author talks about an open laboratory approach using a multi-user multi-device remote facility. This approach involves both the direct contact with the computer-controlled laboratory setup of interest with the students present in the laboratory

Esche, Sven K.

2005-01-01

266

Predictors of performance of students in biochemistry in a doctor of chiropractic curriculum.  

PubMed

Objective : This study investigated the effect of completion of course prerequisites, undergraduate grade point average (GPA), undergraduate degree, and study habits on the performance of students in the biochemistry course at Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida. Methods : Students self-reported information regarding academic preparation at the beginning of the semester using a questionnaire. Final exam grade and final course grade were noted and used as measures of performance. Multivariate analysis of variance was used to determine if number of prerequisites completed, undergraduate GPA, undergraduate degree, hours spent studying in undergraduate study, and hours spent studying in the first quarter of the chiropractic program were associated significantly with the biochemistry final exam grade or the final grade for the biochemistry course. Results : The number of prerequisites completed, undergraduate degree, hours spent studying in undergraduate study, and hours spent studying in the first quarter of the chiropractic program did not significantly affect the biochemistry final exam grade or the final grade for the biochemistry course, but undergraduate GPA did. Subsequent univariate analysis and Tukey's post hoc comparisons revealed that students with an undergraduate GPA in the 3.5 to 3.99 range earned significantly higher final course grades than students with an undergraduate GPA in the 2.5 to 2.99 range. Conclusion : No single variable was determined to be a factor that determines student success in biochemistry. The interrelationship between the factors examined warrants further investigation to understand fully how to predict the success of a student in the biochemistry course. PMID:24295362

Shaw, Kathy; Rabatsky, Ali; Dishman, Veronica; Meseke, Christopher

2014-01-01

267

The Use of Contextual Learning to Teach Biochemistry to Dietetic Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the use of contextualized and "blended" learning to teach biochemistry to dietetic students during the second year of their professional training in a 4-year undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics). Contextualized content was used to engage students and motivate them to learn biochemistry, which many…

Macaulay, J. O.; Van Damme, M. -P.; Walker, K. Z.

2009-01-01

268

Design and construction of tapered amplifier systems for the advanced undergraduate laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report on the design and construction of tapered amplifier (TA) systems in a primarily undergraduate setting, each system costing less than 4000 to build. Plots of power output are presented versus seed power and TA current, including plots of TA output coupled through a single-mode optical fiber. We acknowledge invaluable discussions with Prof. D. Yavuz's group at Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison on the optics for collimation of the seed laser into the TA chip, and of the TA output. Also, we have based our current and temperature drivers for the TA system on circuit designs by Prof. D. Steck's group at the Univ. of Oregon, Eugene.

Kangara, Jayampathi; Hachtel, Andrew; Barkeloo, Jason; Kleykamp, Jeffrey; Gillette, Matthew; Bali, Samir

2012-06-01

269

Zebrafish development and genetics: introducing undergraduates to developmental biology and genetics in a large introductory laboratory class.  

PubMed

We have taken advantage of the strengths of the zebrafish model system to introduce developmental biology and genetics to undergraduates in their second semester of the Introductory Biology course at Emory. We designed a 6-week laboratory module based on research being undertaken by faculty in the department, and incorporated experiments that used current research methods including bioinformatics. Students undertook a range of experiments including direct observation of live wild-type zebrafish at different stages of embryogenesis, whole-mount in situ hybridization of mutant and wild-type embryos, vital dye staining of mutant and wild-type embryos, and pharmacological treatments to perturb normal development. These laboratories engaged the students by providing a hands-on, research-centered experience, while also enhancing their written (worksheets and laboratory reports) and oral (group presentation) communication skills. We describe the proceedings of each lab and the logistics of preparing and running these labs for 400-500 students (120 students taking lab each day), and provide a preliminary assessment of the success of the laboratories data based on student evaluations. PMID:19537943

D'Costa, Allison; Shepherd, Iain T

2009-06-01

270

Preparation of a D-Glucose-Derived Alkene. An E2 Reaction for the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As the carbohydrates continue to gain attention for their central role in numerous areas of chemistry and biology, there is a growing need for experiments at the undergraduate level that highlight these fascinating compounds. In this article we describe a simple two-step laboratory experiment that may be used to highlight several important concepts introduced in sophomore organic chemistry, as applied to compounds of potential biological interest. The sequence begins with commercially available "diacetone glucose," which is converted to the highly crystalline tosylate derivative. Upon treatment of compound 2 with potassium tert-butoxide in THF solution, the alkene (3-deoxy-1,2:5,6-di-O-isopropylidene- a- l">D -erythro-hex-3-enofuranose) is formed via an E2 reaction. The synthetic sequence allows for discussion of various concepts within organic chemistry, as well as for the application of analytical techniques such as polarimetry and one- and two-dimensional NMR.

Norris, Peter; Fluxe, Andrew

2001-12-01

271

Using particle tracking to measure flow instabilities in an undergraduate laboratory experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Much of the drama and complexity of fluid flow occurs because its governing equations lack unique solutions. The observed behavior depends on the stability of the multitude of solutions, which can change with the experimental parameters. Instabilities cause sudden global shifts in behavior. We have developed a low-cost experiment to study a classical fluid instability. By using an electromagnetic technique, students drive Kolmogorov flow in a thin fluid layer and measure it quantitatively with a webcam. They extract positions and velocities from movies of the flow using Lagrangian particle tracking and compare their measurements to several theoretical predictions, including the effect of the drive current, the spatial structure of the flow, and the parameters at which instability occurs. The experiment can be tailored to undergraduates at any level or to graduate students by appropriate emphasis on the physical phenomena and the sophisticated mathematics that govern them.

Kelley, Douglas H.; Ouellette, Nicholas T.

2011-03-01

272

Undergraduates at Sea and in the Laboratory Conducting Habitat Mapping Using Multibeam and Sidescan Sonar  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the last five years, undergraduate students at the College of Charleston have had numerous opportunities to take part in the college's Transect Program and sail aboard research vessels on 2-5 day cruises to study the continental shelf. The program's purpose is to train students in oceanographic research while developing a long-term information geodatabase to characterize and monitor essential fish habitats, and to map seafloor geomorphology. During these cruises students take the lead to conduct a variety of research investigations which include hydrographic surveys of the seafloor using sidescan sonar, multibeam bathymetry, and video collected using a remotely operated vehicle and during SCUBA dives. Following the data collection cruises, students have enrolled in semester-long research courses to analyze data and document results through poster and oral presentations. More than 60 students have taken part in at least one of 6 programs. In the past two years, the NOAA Ship NANCY FOSTER has provided invaluable sea time to conduct multibeam surveys of the mid- and outer continental shelf off Charleston, so that the 22 participating Transect students have focused their work on seafloor mapping, and have become trained in state-of-the art CARIS multibeam and sidescan sonar processing software. Most of these students have presented their results at professional meetings, and manuscripts are currently in preparation. Students have had numerous post-program opportunities to conduct further research at sea and in the lab. They have collaborated with NOAA scientists and other investigators, conducting bathymetry data processing and analysis from other regions. Most recently, two program graduates worked with University of Washington investigators to map sites for the Ocean Observatory Initiative Regional Scale Nodes. Several students have been contracted or hired as hydrographic survey technicians, while others have gone to graduate school to continue their work using these invaluable skills learned as undergraduates.

Sautter, L. R.; Harris, M. S.

2008-12-01

273

Using Assessment to Improve Learning in the Biochemistry Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, major drivers of undergraduate science education reform including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) have called on college and university instructors to take a more scientific approach to their teaching. Although many biochemistry instructors are gaining confidence in using…

Loertscher, Jennifer

2010-01-01

274

The Use of Multiple Tools for Teaching Medical Biochemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this work, we describe the use of several strategies employing the philosophies of active learning and problem-based learning (PBL) that may be used to improve the teaching of metabolic biochemistry to medical and nutritional undergraduate students. The main activities are as follows: 1) a seminar/poster system in a mini-congress format (using…

Se, Alexandre B.; Passos, Renato M.; Ono, Andre H.; Hermes-Lima, Marcelo

2008-01-01

275

study abroad STUDY ABROADFOR CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY MAJORS  

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your degree. CREDIT Choose from a wide selection of pre-approved course offerings. Visit the "My Credit F. Stanton, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences #12;QUESTIONS · Visit the Advising Office online: www.cm.utexas.edu/academics/current- undergraduates

Pillow, Jonathan

276

Synthesis and Biological Testing of Penicillins: An Investigative Approach to the Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development and implementation of a research-based organic chemistry laboratory experiment is presented. The experiment was designed to simulate a scientific research environment, involve students in critical thinking, and develop the student's ability to analyze and present research-based data. In this experiment, a laboratory class…

Whitaker, Ragnhild D.; Truhlar, Laura M.; Yksel, Deniz; Walt, David R.; Williams, Mark D.

2010-01-01

277

Using Model Organisms in an Undergraduate Laboratory to Link Genotype, Phenotype, and the Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We developed laboratory exercises using zebrafish ("Danio rerio") and nematodes ("Caenorhabditis elegans") for a sophomore-level Integrative Biology Laboratory course. Students examined live wildtype zebrafish at different stages of development and noted shifts occurring in response to "fgf8a" deficiency. Students were introduced to development in…

Jacobs-McDaniels, Nicole L.; Maine, Eleanor M.; Albertson, R. Craig; Wiles, Jason R.

2013-01-01

278

Successful implementation of inquiry-based physiology laboratories in undergraduate major and nonmajor courses  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Recent evidence has demonstrated that inquiry-based physiology laboratories improve students' critical- and analytical-thinking skills. We implemented inquiry-based learning into three physiology courses: Comparative Vertebrate Physiology (majors), Human Physiology (majors), and Human Anatomy and Physiology (nonmajors). The aims of our curricular modifications were to improve the teaching of physiological concepts, teach students the scientific approach, and promote creative and critical thinking. We assessed our modifications using formative (laboratory exams, oral presentations, and laboratory reports) and summative evaluations (surveys, laboratory notebook, and an end of semester project). Students appreciated the freedom offered by the new curriculum and the opportunity to engage in the inquiry process. Results from both forms of evaluation showed a marked improvement due to the curricular revisions. Our analyses indicate an increased confidence in students' ability to formulate questions and hypotheses, design experiments, collect and analyze data, and make conclusions. Thus, we have successfully incorporated inquiry-based laboratories in both major and nonmajor courses.

G Casotti (West Chester University of Pennsylvania Biology); L Rieser-Danner (West Chester University of Pennsylvania Psychology); Dr. Maureen Knabb (West Chester University)

2008-12-01

279

Volumetric Titrations Using Electrolytically Generated Reagents for the Determination of Ascorbic Acid and Iron in Dietary Supplement Tablets: An Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An undergraduate laboratory experiment for the volumetric quantitative analysis of ascorbic acid and iron in dietary supplement tablets is presented. Powdered samples of the dietary supplement tablets were volumetrically titrated against electrolytically generated reagents, and the mass of dietary reagent in the tablet was determined from the…

Scanlon, Christopher; Gebeyehu, Zewdu; Griffin, Kameron; Dabke, Rajeev B.

2014-01-01

280

Impact of Backwards Faded Scaffolding Approach to Inquiry-Based Astronomy Laboratory Experiences on Undergraduate Non-Science Majors' Views of Scientific Inquiry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the impact of a novel inquiry-based astronomy laboratory curriculum designed using the Backwards Faded Scaffolding inquiry teaching framework on non-science majoring undergraduate students' views of the nature of scientific inquiry (NOSI). The study focused on two aspects of NOSI: The Distinction between Data and Evidence…

Lyons, Daniel J.

2011-01-01

281

Implementing POGIL in the Lecture and the Science Writing Heuristic in the Laboratory--Student Perceptions and Performance in Undergraduate Organic Chemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the possible connection between effective laboratory activities and student performance on lecture exams. In a traditional undergraduate organic chemistry course for non-science majors, students could predict the products of organic reactions, but struggled to provide reaction mechanisms for those same reactions, despite…

Schroeder, Jacob D.; Greenbowe, Thomas J.

2008-01-01

282

A Research-Based Undergraduate Organic Laboratory Project: Investigation of a One-Pot, Multicomponent, Environmentally Friendly Prins-Friedel-Crafts-Type Reaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students in the undergraduate organic laboratory synthesize tetrahydro-2-(4-nitrophenyl)-4-phenyl-2"H"-pyran via the Montmorillonite K10 clay-catalyzed reaction of p-nitrobenzaldehye with methanol, 3-buten-1-ol, and benzene. The synthesis comprises an environmentally friendly tandem Prins-Friedel-Crafts-type multicomponent reaction (MCR) and sets…

Dintzner, Matthew R.; Maresh, Justin J.; Kinzie, Charles R.; Arena, Anthony F.; Speltz, Thomas

2012-01-01

283

A Simplified Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment to Evaluate the Effect of the Ionic Strength on the Equilibrium Concentration Quotient of the Bromcresol Green Dye  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A modified laboratory experiment for undergraduate students is presented to evaluate the effects of the ionic strength, "I", on the equilibrium concentration quotient, K[subscript c], of the acid-base indicator bromcresol green (BCG). The two-step deprotonation of the acidic form of the dye (sultone form), as it is dissolved in water, yields…

Rodriguez, Hernan B.; Mirenda, Martin

2012-01-01

284

An Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment that Utilizes a Glass Fiber Filter Assay to Determine the Steroid Specificity and Equilibrium Binding Properties of Glucocorticoid Receptors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes two complementary laboratory exercises that use the glass fiber assay to assess receptor specificity and hormone binding affinity in rat liver cytoplasmic extracts. Details the methods, materials and protocol of the experiments. Discusses the basic concepts illustrated and the feasibility of using the experiments at the undergraduate

John, Nancy J.; Firestone, Gary L.

1987-01-01

285

Texas Tech University | Whitacre College of Engineering | Box 43103 | Lubbock, Texas 79409-3103 | 806.742.3451| www.coe.ttu.edu Undergraduate Laboratory Renovation Initiative  

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experiences in the classroom, which necessitates the need for state-of-the art equipment and modernization and Mechanics of Solids Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ECE Undergraduate Laboratory Systems & Alternative Energy Lab Audiovisual, Studio & Collaborative Classrooms Department of Construction

Gelfond, Michael

286

A Western Blot-based Investigation of the Yeast Secretory Pathway Designed for an Intermediate-Level Undergraduate Cell Biology Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The movement of newly synthesized proteins through the endomembrane system of eukaryotic cells, often referred to generally as the secretory pathway, is a topic covered in most intermediate-level undergraduate cell biology courses. An article previously published in this journal described a laboratory exercise in which yeast mutants defective in…

Hood-DeGrenier, Jennifer K.

2008-01-01

287

Synthesis and Catalytic Activity of Ruthenium-Indenylidene Complexes for Olefin Metathesis: Microscale Experiments for the Undergraduate Inorganic or Organometallic Laboratories  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A series of experiments for undergraduate laboratory courses (e.g., inorganic, organometallic or advanced organic) have been developed. These experiments focus on understanding the design and catalytic activity of ruthenium-indenylidene complexes for olefin metathesis. Included in the experiments are the syntheses of two ruthenium-indenylidene…

Pappenfus, Ted M.; Hermanson, David L.; Ekerholm, Daniel P.; Lilliquist, Stacie L.; Mekoli, Megan L.

2007-01-01

288

Metabolic Pathways of Biochemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

George Washington University provides an online reference of the major metabolic pathways for biochemistry students and scientists. Students can learn about carbohydrate, lipid, and energy metabolism with the help of two- and three-dimensional graphics. The website offers representations of generalized organic reactions to illustrate how to convert one functional group to another group. Users can also find a list of over 250 common abbreviations used in biochemistry. Biochemistry students having difficulty conceiving the dimensionality of metabolic pathways will benefit from the materials at this web site.

289

Biochemistry Companion Website  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Academic publishing company Addison-Wesley provides this online Companion Website for the textbook Biochemistry, by Mathews, van Holde, and Ahern (Third Edition). The Companion Website contains Outlines, Concepts, Terminology, and Quizzing sections intended to complement the textbook and to assist students in the learning process. A major contribution of this Website is its hyperlinked structure, allowing students to navigate easily between chapters, concepts, color images, and concise descriptions. For educators and students of biochemistry alike, this online resource will be a helpful tool for reviewing the important concepts of general biochemistry.

Ahern, Kevin G.; Mathews, Christopher K., 1937-; Van Holde, K. E. (Kensal Edward), 1928-

2000-01-01

290

The Diels-Alder Reaction of 2,4-Hexadien-1-ol with Maleic Anhydride: A Novel Preparation for the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory Course  

Microsoft Academic Search

The reaction of 2,4-hexadien-1-ol with maleic anhydride provides an excellent exercise for undergraduate laboratory courses. In addition to the expected Diels-Alder reaction, which takes place readily in refluxing toluene, subsequent intramolecular cleavage of the resulting bicyclic anhydride by the pendant hydroxy group generates a lactone. Thus, two important organic reactions can be carried out in a single laboratory session. The

Keith F. McDaniel; R. Matthew Weekly

1997-01-01

291

The scanning electron microscope as an accelerator for the undergraduate advanced physics laboratory  

E-print Network

Few universities or colleges have an accelerator for use with advanced physics laboratories, but many of these institutions have a scanning electron microscope (SEM) on site, often in the biology department. As an accelerator ...

Peterson, Randolph S.

292

The Use of Model and QCPE 506 in the Undergraduate Instrumental Laboratory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a laboratory experiment using AMPAC (a computer program) in conjunction with infrared spectroscopy. The experimental procedure and a list of questions for discussion are provided. Typical data are presented. (YP)

Lillie, Thomas S.; Yeager, Kirk

1989-01-01

293

Gamma-Nonanoic Lactone: Synthesis of a Fragrance and Flavor Enhancer in the Undergraduate Laboratory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is an experiment in which students are able to synthesize an unnatural compound having the odor and flavor of coconuts. Laboratory equipment, procedures, and analysis of the product are discussed. (CW)

Bunce, Richard A.; Reeves, Henry D.

1990-01-01

294

The microcomputer in the undergraduate physics laboratory - System, hardware, student reaction, evaluation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A system of ten computers has been used for 2 years in a general physics laboratory. This article lists the experiments in which standard laboratory equipment is replaced by on-line use of the computers. The durability of the computers and student reaction to the system are evaluated. In addition, hardware, software, and books found helpful in setting up and running the system are described.

Karcher, T.; Burch, T. J.; Ruddick, James; Backman, J.; Caravella, J.

2005-10-27

295

Characterizing Mystery Cell Lines: Student-driven Research Projects in an Undergraduate Neuroscience Laboratory Course  

PubMed Central

Inquiry-based projects promote discovery and retention of key concepts, increase student engagement, and stimulate interest in research. Described here are a series of lab exercises within an undergraduate upper level neuroscience course that train students to design, execute and analyze their own hypothesis-driven research project. Prior to developing their own projects, students learn several research techniques including aseptic cell culture, cell line maintenance, immunocytochemistry and fluorescent microscopy. Working in groups, students choose how to use these techniques to characterize and identify a “mystery” cell line. Each lab group is given a unique cell line with either a neural, astrocyte, or Schwann cell origin. Working together, students plan and execute experiments to determine the cellular origin and other unique characteristics of their mystery cell line. Students generate testable hypotheses, design interpretable experiments, generate and analyze data, and report their findings in both oral and written formats. Students receive instructor and peer feedback throughout the entire project. In summary, these labs train students the process of scientific research. This series of lab exercises received very strong positive feedback from the students. Reflections on student feedback and plans for future improvements are discussed. PMID:23504583

Lemons, Michele L.

2012-01-01

296

Characterizing Mystery Cell Lines: Student-driven Research Projects in an Undergraduate Neuroscience Laboratory Course.  

PubMed

Inquiry-based projects promote discovery and retention of key concepts, increase student engagement, and stimulate interest in research. Described here are a series of lab exercises within an undergraduate upper level neuroscience course that train students to design, execute and analyze their own hypothesis-driven research project. Prior to developing their own projects, students learn several research techniques including aseptic cell culture, cell line maintenance, immunocytochemistry and fluorescent microscopy. Working in groups, students choose how to use these techniques to characterize and identify a "mystery" cell line. Each lab group is given a unique cell line with either a neural, astrocyte, or Schwann cell origin. Working together, students plan and execute experiments to determine the cellular origin and other unique characteristics of their mystery cell line. Students generate testable hypotheses, design interpretable experiments, generate and analyze data, and report their findings in both oral and written formats. Students receive instructor and peer feedback throughout the entire project. In summary, these labs train students the process of scientific research. This series of lab exercises received very strong positive feedback from the students. Reflections on student feedback and plans for future improvements are discussed. PMID:23504583

Lemons, Michele L

2012-01-01

297

Remediation of Water Contaminated with an Azo Dye: An Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment Utilizing an Inexpensive Photocatalytic Reactor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The construction and use of an inexpensive photocatalytic reactor that utilizes titanium dioxide as the photocatalyst for wastewater treatment is described. In these experiments and in supplementary material, students are made aware that a variety of techniques have been developed to treat wastewaters, including those generated by the chemical industry. Water contaminated with the azo dye Congo Red was selected as an example of how one might treat contaminated water from a textile manufacturing facility. These experiments emphasize that, in addition to product development, chemists must also be concerned with waste treatment. A summary of the theory of titanium dioxide-mediated photocatalysis is provided. The phenomenon of photosensitization is also discussed. The usefulness of Congo Red is summarized and a brief history of this dye is given. In addition to being inexpensive, the photocatalytic reactor described is easy to construct and uses a readily available low-wattage fluorescent light. An important feature of this reactor is that the heat generated by the light source is readily dissipated by the water undergoing treatment. Thus no special cooling apparatus is required. One of the most important aspects of this work is that it provides a wide variety of continuing research suggestions that would be suitable and readily accomplished in undergraduate departments and high school laboratories; even those where budgetary priorities are a major concern. Use of this reactor would also enable students to design systems to treat "real-world" wastes, including some that are generated in instructional laboratories.

Bumpus, John A.; Tricker, Jennifer; Andrzejewski, Ken; Rhoads, Heather; Tatarko, Matthew

1999-12-01

298

Detergent-Based Isolation of Yeast Membrane Rafts: An Inquiry-Based Laboratory Series for the Undergraduate Cell Biology or Biochemistry Lab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lipid rafts have been implicated in numerous cellular processes including cell signaling, endocytosis, and even viral infection. Isolation of these lipid rafts often involves detergent treatment of the membrane to dissolve nonraft components followed by separation of raft regions in a density gradient. We present here an inquiry-based lab series…

Willhite, D. Grant; Wright, Stephen E.

2009-01-01

299

Undergraduate Research Ethics Cases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The three cases on this University of Delaware website explore several ethical issues and situations that undergraduates might encounter as they make the transition from the classroom laboratory to the research laboratory.

Harold B. White III (University of Delaware ;)

2010-06-18

300

Non-Radioactive DNA Hybridization Experiments for the Undergraduate Laboratory: The Southern Blot Analysis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource provides detailed instructions to conduct laboratory exercises leading to the detection of homologous DNA sequences via Southern blot analysis. Unlike standard protocols for Southern blotting, these experiments do not require students to handle radioactive materials, and is therefore a safer and less expensive alternative to standard methodologies.

Susan J. Karcher (Purdue University;)

1992-01-01

301

Successful Implementation of Inquiry-Based Physiology Laboratories in Undergraduate Major and Nonmajor Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent evidence has demonstrated that inquiry-based physiology laboratories improve students' critical- and analytical-thinking skills. We implemented inquiry-based learning into three physiology courses: Comparative Vertebrate Physiology (majors), Human Physiology (majors), and Human Anatomy and Physiology (nonmajors). The aims of our curricular…

Casotti, G.; Rieser-Danner, L.; Knabb, M. T.

2008-01-01

302

Using the Polymerase Chain Reaction in an Undergraduate Laboratory to Produce "DNA Fingerprints."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a laboratory exercise that demonstrates the sensitivity of the Polymerase Chain Reaction as well as its potential application to forensic analysis during a criminal investigation. Can also be used to introduce, review, and integrate population and molecular genetics topics such as genotypes, multiple alleles, allelic and genotypic…

Phelps, Tara L.; And Others

1996-01-01

303

Can Random Mutation Mimic Design?: A Guided Inquiry Laboratory for Undergraduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Complex biological structures, such as the human eye, have been interpreted as evidence for a creator for over three centuries. This raises the question of whether random mutation can create such adap- tations. In this article, we present an inquiry-based laboratory experiment that explores this question using paper airplanes as a model organism. The main task for students in this

S. T. Kalinowski; M. L. Taper; A. M. Metz

2006-01-01

304

Studying epigenetic DNA modifications in undergraduate laboratories using complementary bioinformatic and molecular approaches.  

PubMed

Epigenetic inheritance is the inheritance of genetic information that is not based on DNA sequence alone. One type of epigenetic information that has come to the forefront in the last few years is modified DNA bases. The most common modified DNA base in nature is 5-methylcytosine. Herein, we describe a laboratory experiment that combines bioinformatic and molecular approaches to study the presence and abundance of 5-methylcytosine in different organisms. Students were originally provided with the protein sequence of the Xenopus laevis DNMT1 cytosine-5 DNA methyltransferase and used BLASTP searches to detect the presence of protein orthologs in the genomes of several organisms including Homo sapiens, Mus musculus, Plasmodium falciparum, Drosophila melanogaster, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Arabidopsis thaliana, and Caenorhabditis elegans. Students generated hypotheses regarding the presence and abundance of 5-methylcytosine in these organisms based on their bioinformatics data, and directly tested their predictions on a subset of DNAs using restriction enzyme isoschizomer assays. A southern blotting assay to answer the same question is also presented. In addition to exposure to the field of epigenetics, the strengths of the laboratory are students are able to make predictions using bioinformatic tools and quickly test them in the laboratory. In addition, students are exposed to two potential misinterpretations of bioinformatic search data. The laboratory is easily modified to incorporate outside research interests in epigenetics. PMID:24022990

Militello, Kevin T

2013-01-01

305

To What Extent Does A-Level Physics Prepare Students for Undergraduate Laboratory Work?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is a summary of a small-scale research project carried out to investigate the transition from A-level to university physics, with a specific focus on practical or laboratory skills. A brief description of the methods used precedes the headline findings of the research. A non-evidential discussion of the possible reasons behind any…

Thompson, Alaric

2012-01-01

306

Detection of Psilocybin Mushroom Analogs in Chocolate: Incorporating Current Events into the Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this experiment, tryptamine is used as a psilocin analog and is dispersed onto a Fisher brand cellulose laboratory sponge to simulate dehydrated mushrooms. The resulting “mushroom” material is ground, molded into chocolate, and presented to student groups for real-world and applied analyses. Students isolate the tryptamine from the chocolate using their knowledge of drug chemistry, solubility, pH, extractions, etc.

Brandon Huskins; Christopher R. Dockery

2009-01-01

307

Session 1626 Undergraduate Design Projects in a Laboratory for Real-Time Signal  

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-time implementation. The typical mode of operation in the laboratory is to first develop a block diagram in Simulink for execution on the dSPACE unit. Only a minor modification is required to convert a block diagram from interface shields students from low-level details so they can focus on higher-level design issues. The close

Kozick, Richard J.

308

On Turning Stereotaxic Surgical Failures into Positive Learning Experiences in the Undergraduate Physiological Psychology Laboratory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Failure is frequently the end point of laboratory exercises in physiological psychology that involve stereotaxic surgery by inexperienced students. Lab instructors should caution students to pursue the potential location of misplaced brain lesions using a variety of simple behavioral tests and the Thompson stereotaxic atlas. (Author/RM)

Wellman, Paul J.

1985-01-01

309

Using Osteoclast Differentiation as a Model for Gene Discovery in an Undergraduate Cell Biology Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A key goal of molecular/cell biology/biotechnology is to identify essential genes in virtually every physiological process to uncover basic mechanisms of cell function and to establish potential targets of drug therapy combating human disease. This article describes a semester-long, project-oriented molecular/cellular/biotechnology laboratory

Birnbaum, Mark J.; Picco, Jenna; Clements, Meghan; Witwicka, Hanna; Yang, Meiheng; Hoey, Margaret T.; Odgren, Paul R.

2010-01-01

310

Biochemistry/Physiology for the Athletic Nonscience Major.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a course, "Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry," for nonscience majors attracted to athletics. Outlines the lecture and laboratories combined with the lecture. Provides programs for daily exercise and weight training. (YP)

Wheeler, James D.

1989-01-01

311

University of Alabama Biochemistry recommended University of South Alabama Biochemistry recommended  

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Alabama University of Alabama Biochemistry recommended University of South Alabama Biochemistry recommended Arkansas University of Arkansas Biochemistry, genetics, Biology/Zoology are recommended California Loma Linda Biochemistry is recommended Stanford Biochemistry, genetics recommended UC Davis genetics

Hone, James

312

Students' attitude-related responses to inquiry learning in undergraduate kinesiology laboratory instruction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether the student attitudes are impacted when teaching methods in an undergraduate Kinesiology lab course shift from a traditional, cookbook-style, low inquiry-level to an investigative, high inquiry-level approach. Students participated in five weeks of Level 0-1 (low) inquiry activities, followed by five weeks of a Level 3 (high) inquiry project. The same Likert-scale survey was administered to students before and after each 5-week period. The attitudes measured by the survey included students' (a) attitude to scientific inquiry, (b) adoption of scientific attitudes, (c) enjoyment of science lessons, and (d) motivation in science. Repeated measures ANOVAs revealed no significant change in any of the attitude measures when the survey results from the different time points were compared. An open-ended qualitative survey was given to the students at the end of the semester and provided more insight. When asked to compare the low and high-level inquiry experiences, most students reported enjoying the higher level of inquiry more. On the other hand, most students felt they learned more during the low inquiry-level activities. The reported level of motivation in lab was about the same for both levels. When asked what they liked most about the high-level inquiry project, students favored aspects such as the independence, responsibility, and personal relevance. When asked what they liked the least, most students said there was nothing they disliked. Of the minority of students who did not like the high-level of inquiry, most claimed to be uncomfortable with the lack of structure and guidance. Other findings were that many students expressed a new or increased respect and appreciation for what scientists do. Some students experienced a decrease in their reliance on science to be true and correct. While some students thought the high-level inquiry was harder, others perceived it as being easier. These findings illustrate how students enrolled in the same course can have very different experiences with inquiry. In general, the effect of high-level inquiry was not negative, and in fact, was found to have some desirable effects on students.

Henige, Kimberly Ann

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THE JOURNAL OP BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY Q 1993 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.  

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THE JOURNAL OP BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY Q 1993 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular of Phnrmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, I-70125 Bari, Italy

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BOREAS TE-9 NSA Canopy Biochemistry  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The BOREAS TE-9 team collected several data sets related to chemical and photosynthetic properties of leaves. This data set contains canopy biochemistry data collected in 1994 in the NSA at the YJP, OJR, OBS, UBS, and OA sites, including biochemistry lignin, nitrogen, cellulose, starch, and fiber concentrations. These data were collected to study the spatial and temporal changes in the canopy biochemistry of boreal forest cover types and how a high-resolution radiative transfer model in the mid-infrared could be applied in an effort to obtain better estimates of canopy biochemical properties using remote sensing. The data are available in tabular ASCII files. The data files are available on a CD-ROM (see document number 20010000884), or from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC).

Hall, Forrest G. (Editor); Curd, Shelaine (Editor); Margolis, Hank; Charest, Martin; Sy, Mikailou

2000-01-01

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School of Science RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE undergraduate programs  

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Nanotechnology and materials Nuclear science Optics Space science Recent Undergraduate Research Magnetic in Science 0713 11618 SCER Biotechnology Nanomaterials Modeling and Simulation Sustainable Energy Medicine organisms Molecular motors Nanobiology, nanotechnology, and biotechnology Biochemistry and bioenergetics

Bystroff, Chris

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Capillary Electrophoresis in the Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis Laboratory: Determination of Common Analgesic Formulations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the last decade, capillary electrophoresis (CE) has become a widely accepted separation technique. This manuscript describes our efforts to introduce students to capillary zone electrophoresis, the simplest mode of CE, to students in the instrumental analysis course at Bucknell University. The two period laboratory experiment described includes both the use of both HPLC and CZE to determine the formulation of common over the counter analgesic formulations. Typical student data as well as compiled results from the first three years of this experiment are presented.

Thompson, Lynn; Veening, Hans; Strein, Timothy G.

1997-09-01

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The Water Project: A Multi-Week Laboratory Project for Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A five-week water project has been incorporated into a quantitative analysis course to increase student interest, independence, and critical thinking skills. Each of nine students in the class analyzed water samples for a particular chemical species using two different methods. Students chose to use spectrophotometric, atomic absorption, titration, or ion-selective electrode methods for their analyses. Results were reported in writing and through a presentation to a public forum. Based on student-survey results, the water project was overwhelmingly popular with students while challenging them to think critically and work independently. Students agreed that the seven prior laboratory assignments in the course helped prepare them for the water project.

Arnold, Randy J.

2003-01-01

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Can Random Mutation Mimic Design?: A Guided Inquiry Laboratory for Undergraduate Students  

PubMed Central

Complex biological structures, such as the human eye, have been interpreted as evidence for a creator for over three centuries. This raises the question of whether random mutation can create such adaptations. In this article, we present an inquiry-based laboratory experiment that explores this question using paper airplanes as a model organism. The main task for students in this investigation is to figure out how to simulate paper airplane evolution (including reproduction, inheritance, mutation, and selection). In addition, the lab requires students to practice analytic thinking and to carefully delineate the implications of their results. PMID:16951065

Kalinowski, Steven T.; Taper, Mark L.; Metz, Anneke M.

2006-01-01

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Bringing the Excitement and Motivation of Research to Students; Using Inquiry and Research-Based Learning in a Year-Long Biochemistry Laboratory: Part I--Guided Inquiry--Purification and Characterization of a Fusion Protein--Histidine Tag, Malate Dehydrogenase, and Green Fluorescent Protein  

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A successful laboratory experience provides the foundation for student success, creating active participation in the learning process. Here, we describe a new approach that emphasizes research, inquiry and problem solving in a year-long biochemistry experience. The first semester centers on the purification, characterization, and analysis of a…

Knutson, Kristopher; Smith, Jennifer; Wallert, Mark A.; Provost, Joseph J.

2010-01-01

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Interactive Concepts in Biochemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Interactive Concepts in Biochemistry is a nicely designed companion website to Dr. Rodney Boyer's _Concepts in Biochemistry, second edition_. Developed collaboratively by Science Technologies and others, this multimedia site is archived on the Wiley Publishers website. Site visitors will enjoy exploring the engaging and instructive collection of Interactive Animations. The collection includes Animations about DNA Replication, Signal Transduction, Photosynthesis, Cell Structure, Protein Synthesis, and more. The site also features a number of tutorials regarding Kinesin, Myoglobin & Hemoglobin, tRNA, and Protein-DNA Interactions, to name a few. In addition, the website offers reviews of such concepts as Logarithms, Thermodynamics, and Elementary Kinetics; quizzes that correspond to chapters in Boyer's book; and a collection of articles that consider the role of biochemistry in addressing issues like Lactose Intolerance, Alcohol Abuse, and using Methanol as Fuel.

Boyer, Rodney F.

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Papers from U.S. Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program (SULI) 2005  

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Polarization measurements at X-ray and gamma-ray energies can provide crucial information on the emission region around massive compact objects such as black holes and neutron stars. The Polarized Gamma-ray Observer (PoGO) is a new balloon-borne instrument designed to measure polarization from such astrophysical objects in the 30-100 keV range, under development by an international collaboration with members from United States, Japan, Sweden and France. The PoGO instrument has been designed by the collaboration and several versions of prototype models have been built at SLAC. The purpose of this experiment is to test the latest prototype model with a radioactive gamma-ray source. For this, we have to polarize gamma-rays in a laboratory environment. Unpolarized gamma-rays from Am241 (59.5 keV) were Compton scattered at around 90 degrees for this purpose. Computer simulation of the scattering process in the setup predicts a 86% polarization. The polarized beam was then used to irradiate the prototype PoGO detector. The data taken in this experiment showed a clear polarization signal, with a measured azimuthal modulation factor of 0.35 {+-} 0.02. The measured modulation is in very close agreement with the value expected from a previous beam test study of a polarized gamma-ray beam at the Argonne National Laboratories Advanced Photon Source. This experiment has demonstrated that the PoGO instrument (or any other polarimeter in the energy range) can be tested in a libratory with a simple setup to a similar accuracy.

Quinn, Helen, (ed.); /SLAC

2005-12-16

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University of Arizona: Biochemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This University of Arizona website provides numerous chemistry tutorials and problem sets primarily for biology students. The lessons are divided into two main categories: chemistry of life and energy reactions. Students can find clear, in-depth explanations of amino acids, pH levels, photosynthesis, metabolism, and more. Each section is filled with helpful, colorful images. The website provides outside resources which cover additional topics in biochemistry. Biochemistry students will surely find these tutorials to be a great addition to their classroom learning experience.

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Potential alternate life biochemistries  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

While life on Earth continues to be discovered in unlikely environments, the underlying biochemistry is all very similar, based on the element carbon, and requiring liquid water. We consider alternate biochemistries based on elements other than carbon, including other group IVA elements, such as silicon and germanium, and solvents other than water. Terminal electron acceptors other than oxygen are also discussed. A fundamental issue is raised related to the detection of, and even the definition of life, whether it is carbon or non-carbon based. An extreme example of this issue would be in consideration of speculative life based on electrically charged dusty plasmas, which may have no physical body.

Konesky, Gregory

2013-09-01

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Concept mapping enhances learning of biochemistry  

PubMed Central

Background Teaching basic science courses is challenging in undergraduate medical education because of the ubiquitous use of didactic lectures and reward for recall of factual information during examinations. The purpose of this study is to introduce concept maps with clinical cases (the innovative program) to improve learning of biochemistry course content. Methods Participants were first year medical students (n=150) from Saveetha Medical College and Hospital (India); they were randomly divided into two groups of 75, one group attending the traditional program, the other the innovative program. Student performance was measured using three written knowledge tests (each with a maximum score of 20). The students also evaluated the relevance of the learning process using a 12-item questionnaire. Results Students in the innovative program using concept mapping outperformed those in the traditional didactic program (means of 7.13–8.28 vs. 12.33–13.93, p<0.001). The students gave high positive ratings for the innovative course (93–100% agreement). Conclusion The new concept-mapping program resulted in higher academic performance compared to the traditional course and was perceived favorably by the students. They especially valued the use of concept mapping as learning tools to foster the relevance of biochemistry to clinical practice, and to enhance their reasoning and learning skills, as well as their deeper understanding for biochemistry. PMID:23464600

Surapaneni, Krishna M.; Tekian, Ara

2013-01-01

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Using Osteoclast Differentiation as a Model for Gene Discovery in an Undergraduate Cell Biology Laboratory  

PubMed Central

A key goal of molecular/cell biology/biotechnology is to identify essential genes in virtually every physiological process to uncover basic mechanisms of cell function and to establish potential targets of drug therapy combating human disease. The current article describes a semester-long, project-oriented molecular/cellular/biotechnology laboratory providing students, within a framework of bone cell biology, with a modern approach to gene discovery. Students are introduced to the topics of bone cells, bone synthesis, bone resorption, and osteoporosis. They then review the theory of microchip gene arrays, and study microchip array data generated during the differentiation of bone-resorbing osteoclasts in vitro. The class selects genes whose expression increases during osteoclastogenesis, and researches them in small groups using web-based bioinformatics tools. Students then go to a biotechnology company website to find and order siRNAs designed to “knockdown” expression of the gene of interest. Students then learn to transfect these siRNAs into osteoclasts, stimulate the cells to differentiate, assay osteoclast differentiation in vitro, and measure specific gene expression using real-time PCR and immunoblotting. Specific siRNA knockdown resulting in a decrease in osteoclastogenesis is indicative of a gene's physiological relevance. The results are analyzed statistically, and presented to the class in groups. In the past two years, students identified several genes essential for optimal osteoclast differentiation, including Myo1d. The students hypothesize that the myo1d protein functions in osteoclasts to deliver important proteins to the cell surface via vesicular transport along microfilaments. Student response to the new course was overwhelmingly positive. PMID:21567867

Picco, Jenna; Clements, Meghan; Witwicka, Hanna; Yang, Meiheng; Hoey, Margaret T.; Odgren, Paul R.

2014-01-01

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Two Successful Outreach Programs at Storm Peak Laboratory: GRASP for Undergraduates and Partnership for 5th Grade Science Education  

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The Desert Research Institute operates a high elevation facility, Storm Peak Laboratory (SPL), located on the Steamboat Springs Ski Resort at an elevation 10,500 ft. SPL provides an ideal location for long-term atmospheric research. The SPL mission statement is to ensure that the laboratory will continue to integrate climate research and education by advancing discovery and understanding within the field of pollution, aerosol and cloud interactions. During the last year, SPL has created two successful outreach programs reaching very different audiences. First, to engage students from local elementary schools, SPL established a 5th grade climate education program. This program is based on a partnership between SPL and Yampatika's&penvironmental educators. Yampatika is a non-profit outdoor environmental education organization. The program spans three days for each school and includes five elementary schools. During the first day, educators from Yampatika visit each classroom to introduce the concepts of climate and weather as well as teach students how to use scientific equipment. During the field program on the second day, students measure and record information about temperature, pressure, relative humidity, wind speed, and particle concentration while they travel to SPL via the gondola (in winter) or Suburban (in fall). Once at the laboratory, students tour the facility, discuss SPL research activities, and explore application of these activities to their curriculum. Following the field trip, Yampatika educators and SPL scientists will visit the school for a follow-up to help children explore concepts, answer questions, and evaluate students" learning. The second program, Geoscience Research at Storm Peak (GRASP), was designed to engage students from underrepresented groups and created a partnership between three Minority Serving Institutions and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Undergraduate students from Tennessee State University, Howard University, Colorado State at Pueblo, and UNR will gather at SPL in the summer of 2008, via funding from the National Science Foundation. Throughout the year-long GRASP program, students encounter the scientific process - from creating a hypothesis, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting their results. Beginning in April, GRASP students will be presented with a short course in atmospheric science at their local institutions. The students will then begin formulating research questions for their time at SPL. In June, students will travel to SPL and work in small groups measuring cloud properties and trace gases with the guidance of an individual instructor. Data collected will be the basis for continuing student research projects. GRASP students and mentors will communicate regarding the progress of student research projects during the fall semester. All GRASP participants will meet at the campus of Howard University the following winter for a reunion workshop.

Hallar, A. G.; McCubbin, I. B.; Wright, J.

2007-12-01

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Structural Biology and Biochemistry  

Cancer.gov

Although mutant HRAS and NRAS are drivers of some human cancers, mutant KRAS is the most frequent offender. However, much of what we know about RAS structures and biochemistry is derived from HRAS. Several projects in the RAS Initiative are designed to expand what we know about KRAS.

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Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry  

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Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry · All organisms convert small organic compounds by enzymes. Glucose (C6) Pentose (C5) Triose (C3) Pyruvate (C3) AcetylCoA (C2) Citrate (C6) Oxoglutarate (C5 Cycle Pentose Phosphate PathwayEMP Pathway #12;More Complete Metabolic Network TOP #12;#12;Enzymes

Vallino, Joseph J.

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Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry  

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Extracellular Enzymes Lab Biochemistry · All organisms convert small organic compounds shown here: All of these reactions, of which there are more than 1000, are catalyzed by enzymes. Glucose Phosphate PathwayEMP Pathway #12;Amino Acids #12;More Complete Metabolic Network TOP #12;#12;Enzymes

Vallino, Joseph J.

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Annual review of biochemistry  

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This book contains articles published in the annual review of biochemistry. Topics covered include: never a dull enzyme, DNA conformation and protein binding, gene conversion and the generation of antibody diversity, icosahedral RNA virus structure, and molecular mechanisms of transcription regulation in yeast.

Richardson, C.C. (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (USA))

1989-01-01

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``Annual Review of Biochemistry''  

Microsoft Academic Search

IN his admirable review of volume 14 of the ``Annual Review of Biochemistry''1, Prof. G. F. Marrian takes marked exception to the omission of authors' names in the text and the use of bibliographic numbers only, and uses an article by Dr. Barker, Dr. Jordan and myself as the peg on which to hang his censure. My colleagues and I

J. Masson Gulland

1946-01-01

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GRADUATE STUDY IN BIOCHEMISTRY  

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GRADUATE STUDY IN BIOCHEMISTRY & CELL BIOLOGY Rice University BIOCHEM.RICE.EDU Rice University is a small, elite university that is a member institution of the world's larg- est medical center, the Texas. Every effort is made to facilitate an early entry into thesis research. Each student has GRADUATE STUDY

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Name:_________________________________ Structural Biochemistry I  

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Name:_________________________________ Structural Biochemistry I WorkSheet 1: Interactive Molecular, for homework exercises. Kinemage graphics were developed in the early 1990's initially to provide interactive 3 the files 3Dlit2a-exercise-KiNG.kin and Demo5_4a- KiNG.kin to your computer. Go to the MolProbity site (see

Richardson, David

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The biochemistry of memory.  

PubMed

Almost fifty years ago, Julius Adler initiated a program of research to gain insights into the basic biochemistry of intelligent behavior by studying the molecular mechanisms that underlie the chemotactic responses of Escherichia coli. All living organisms share elements of a common biochemistry for metabolism, growth and heredity - why not intelligence? Neurobiologists have demonstrated that this is the case for nervous systems in animals ranging from worms to man. Motile unicellular organisms such as E. coli exhibit rudimentary behaviors that can be loosely described in terms of cognitive phenomena such as memory and learning. Adler's initiative at least raised the prospect that, because of the numerous experimental advantages provided by E. coli, it would be the first organism whose behavior could be understood at molecular resolution. PMID:24028956

Stock, Jeffry B; Zhang, Sherry

2013-09-01

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Using a Molecular-Genetic Approach to Investigate Bacterial Physiology in a Continuous, Research-Based, Semester-Long Laboratory for Undergraduates  

PubMed Central

Designing investigative laboratory exercises that encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and independent thought for upper-division biology courses is a difficult but worthwhile task. In an effort to do so, we developed a semester-long, continuous, research-based investigative laboratory that integrates numerous genetic and molecular biology methods into the investigation of a bacterial physiological process. In this lab, students use random Tn5 transposon mutagenesis to create prodigiosin pigment mutants in the bacterium, Serratia marcescens. This is followed by phenotypic characterization, cloning, and sequencing the Tn insertion site to identify genes involved in pigment biosynthesis. During this lab, students gain ample experience performing basic lab techniques while learning about — and applying — methods for elucidating gene function. The approach to the laboratory and the outcomes are intimately integrated into the teaching of many fundamental physiological processes underlying prodigiosin production in bacteria. The result is a cohesive course that integrates the theory and application of molecular genetic techniques with the study of bacterial physiology. Assessments of student learning objectives demonstrated that students greatly improved their understanding of both physiological processes and the genetic techniques used to investigate them. In addition, students felt that this semester-long exercise provided the necessary laboratory experience they needed and desired in preparation for careers in molecular biology, microbiology, and biochemistry. PMID:23653763

Ault, Jeremiah Foster; Renfro, Betsey Marie; White, Andrea Kirsten

2011-01-01

336

Study Abroad in Chemistry and Biochemistry  

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Study Abroad in Chemistry and Biochemistry Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry York Hall for courses that may fulfill Chemistry and/or Biochemistry & other requirements to add to your Academic Planning Form Meet with your Chemistry and/or Biochemistry & college advisors Study Abroad as a Chemistry/Biochemistry

Gleeson, Joseph G.

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COURSE NAME TERM CR COURSE NAME TERM CR BC 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry I F 3 CHEM 334 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory F, S 1  

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400 Kinetics of Biomolecular and Cellular Systems F 3 CM 502 Techniques in Molecular & Cellular Microbiology Laboratory Techniques * 1 BMS 325 Cellular Neurobiology F 3 MIP 302 General Microbiology Electron Microscopy ­ TEM, SEM, and X-Ray S 3 MIP 450 Microbial Genetics F 3 BMS 560# Theory and Practice

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Modeling Stretching Modes of Common Organic Molecules with the Quantum Mechanical Harmonic Oscillator: An Undergraduate Vibrational Spectroscopy Laboratory Exercise  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An introductory undergraduate physical organic chemistry exercise that introduces the harmonic oscillator's use in vibrational spectroscopy is developed. The analysis and modeling exercise begins with the students calculating the stretching modes of common organic molecules with the help of the quantum mechanical harmonic oscillator (QMHO) model.

Parnis, J. Mark; Thompson, Matthew G. K.

2004-01-01

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The Genomics Education Partnership: Successful Integration of Research into Laboratory Classes at a Diverse Group of Undergraduate Institutions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Genomics is not only essential for students to understand biology but also provides unprecedented opportunities for undergraduate research. The goal of the Genomics Education Partnership (GEP), a collaboration between a growing number of colleges and universities around the country and the Department of Biology and Genome Center of Washington…

Shaffer, Christopher D.; Alvarez, Consuelo; Bailey, Cheryl; Barnard, Daron; Bhalla, Satish; Chandrasekaran, Chitra; Chandrasekaran, Vidya; Chung, Hui-Min; Dorer, Douglas R.; Du, Chunguang; Eckdahl, Todd T.; Poet, Jeff L.; Frohlich, Donald; Goodman, Anya L.; Gosser, Yuying; Hauser, Charles; Hoopes, Laura L. M.; Johnson, Diana; Jones, Christopher J.; Kaehler, Marian; Kokan, Nighat; Kopp, Olga R.; Kuleck, Gary A.; McNeil, Gerard; Moss, Robert; Myka, Jennifer L.; Nagengast, Alexis; Morris, Robert; Overvoorde, Paul J.; Shoop, Elizabeth; Parrish, Susan; Reed, Kelynne; Regisford, E. Gloria; Revie, Dennis; Rosenwald, Anne G.; Saville, Ken; Schroeder, Stephanie; Shaw, Mary; Skuse, Gary; Smith, Christopher; Smith, Mary; Spana, Eric P.; Spratt, Mary; Stamm, Joyce; Thompson, Jeff S.; Wawersik, Matthew; Wilson, Barbara A.; Youngblom, Jim; Leung, Wilson; Buhler, Jeremy; Mardis, Elaine R.; Lopatto, David; Elgin, Sarah C. R.

2010-01-01

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Immersing Undergraduate Students in the Research Experience: A Practical Laboratory Module on Molecular Cloning of Microbial Genes  

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Molecular cloning skills are an essential component of biological research, yet students often do not receive this training during their undergraduate studies. This can be attributed to the complexities of the cloning process, which may require many weeks of progressive design and experimentation. To address this issue, we incorporated an…

Wang, Jack T. H.; Schembri, Mark A.; Ramakrishna, Mathitha; Sagulenko, Evgeny; Fuerst, John A.

2012-01-01

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Analysis of Bromination of Ethylbenzene Using a 45 MHz NMR Spectrometer: An Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory Experiment  

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A 45 MHz benchtop NMR spectrometer is used to identify the structures and determine the amount of 1-bromoethylbenzene and 1,1-dibromoethylbenzene produced from free-radical bromination of ethylbenzene. The experiment is designed for nonchemistry majors, specifically B.S. Biology students, in a predominantly undergraduate institution with…

Isaac-Lam, Meden F.

2014-01-01

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Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Computer Management Policy  

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Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Computer Management Policy 1 Table of Contents 1. Need;Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Computer Management Policy 2 Home Equipment Policy Computer Non alpha numeric operating systems policy Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Security Policy 1

Seamons, Kent E.

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Bioinformatics in Undergraduate Education: Practical Examples  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Bioinformatics has emerged as an important research tool in recent years. The ability to mine large databases for relevant information has become increasingly central to many different aspects of biochemistry and molecular biology. It is important that undergraduates be introduced to the available information and methodologies. We present a…

Boyle, John A.

2004-01-01

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Thiol biochemistry of prokaryotes  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The present studies have shown that GSH metabolism arose in the purple bacteria and cyanobacteria where it functions to protect against oxygen toxicity. Evidence was obtained indicating that GSH metabolism was incorporated into eucaryotes via the endosymbiosis giving rise to mitochrondria and chloroplasts. Aerobic bacteria lacking GSH utilize other thiols for apparently similar functions, the thiol being coenzyme A in Gram positive bacteria and chi-glutamylcysteine in the halobacteria. The thiol biochemistry of prokaryotes is thus seen to be much more highly diversified than that of eucaryotes and much remains to be learned about this subject.

Fahey, Robert C.

1986-01-01

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Becoming a scientist: A qualitative study of the educational experience of undergraduates working in an American and a Brazilian research laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Because the production of scientific and technological innovations has been at the center of debates for economic growth, scientists are recognized as important actors in the current global market. In this study, I will examine the undergraduate education of future scientists by focusing on students working in research projects of faculty members. This research activity has been promoted by American and Brazilian public agencies as an attempt to attract more college students to scientific careers as well as to improve their future performance in science. Evaluations of these programs have focused on important quantitative indicators focusing mainly on the amount of students that later choose to pursue scientific careers. However, these studies fail to address important educational aspects of undergraduates' experience. In this research, I explore the educational processes taking place as students are introduced to the making of science in order to understand how and what they are learning. Three bodies of literature illuminates the formulation and the analysis of the research questions: (1) theories of globalization situate the education of scientists within the dynamics of a broader social, economic, cultural, and historical framework; (2) the critical pedagogy of Paulo Freire is the basis for the understanding of the pedagogical processes shaping undergraduate students' experiences within the research site; (3) Critical and Cultural Studies of Science and Technology illuminate the analysis of the complex interactions and practices constructed within the laboratory. In order to understand the educational processes shaping the experiences of undergraduate students engaged in research activities, I conducted a qualitative investigation based on participant-observation and in-depth interviews in an American and a Brazilian laboratories. The two sites constituted insightful case studies that illuminated the understanding of inquires about the training of students in science. In addition, the study of two countries enriched the research inquiry, adding to the findings reflections on the ways differences in national contexts affects scientific training and scientific practices. Mainly, this qualitative research of students in laboratories offers some concrete recommendations and illuminating reflections for science educators, science policy makers, and for those working in the understanding of science epistemologies.

Pascoa, Maria Beatriz Amorim

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UNDERGRADUATE Our chemistry faculty are  

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's top ten summer sports meccas, and one of the top ten best places in the country to live. Houghton lies the guidance of an interested and involved research mentor. UNDERGRADUATE LABORATORIES AND EQUIPMENT COMPUTER. The laboratories for our undergraduate chemistry courses are well-equipped to provide an excellent learning

Honrath, Richard E.

347

Biosciences Biochemistry and Cell Biology  

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111 Biosciences Biochemistry and Cell Biology The Wiess School of Natural Sciences Chair George N Biology The Wiess School of Natural Sciences Chair Ronald L. Sass Professors Paul A. Harcombe David C of Biochemistry and Cell Biology and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. This curriculum offers

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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MBiochem (Single Honours Degree) Biochemistry  

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58 Biology MBiochem (Single Honours Degree) Biochemistry BSc (Single Honours Degrees) Behavioural Biology Biochemistry Biology Biomolecular Science (offered by the School of Chemistry, includes some Exercise 2008) and among the most research-intensive in Europe. Features * Flexibility within the School

Brierley, Andrew

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The Diels-Alder Reaction of 2,4-Hexadien-1-ol with Maleic Anhydride: A Novel Preparation for the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory Course  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The reaction of 2,4-hexadien-1-ol with maleic anhydride provides an excellent exercise for undergraduate laboratory courses. In addition to the expected Diels-Alder reaction, which takes place readily in refluxing toluene, subsequent intramolecular cleavage of the resulting bicyclic anhydride by the pendant hydroxy group generates a lactone. Thus, two important organic reactions can be carried out in a single laboratory session. The resulting product, which contains four new stereocenters, crystallizes upon cooling of the reaction mixture to give the pure product. Careful analysis of the 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectrum, which contains a variety of cleanly split signals with no overlapping peaks, allows for assignment of all twelve hydrogens. A COSY spectrum of the product is also presented and interpreted.

McDaniel, Keith F.; Weekly, R. Matthew

1997-12-01

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Chemistry 663 Advanced Biochemistry Winter 2008 Instructors: Andy Berglund berglund@molbio.uoregon.edu  

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Chemistry 663 Advanced Biochemistry Winter 2008 Instructors: Andy Berglund berglund of an enzyme? Another topic covered in class is practical laboratory methods in biochemistry. What properties? Lastly, you will be required to exercise your computer skills. Most importantly, you will be expected

Richmond, Geraldine L.

351

Teaching of Biochemistry in Medical School: A Well-Trodden Pathway?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Biochemistry and molecular biology occupy a unique place in the medical school curriculum. They are frequently studied prior to medical school and are fundamental to the teaching of biomedical sciences in undergraduate medical education. These two circumstances, and the trend toward increased integration among the disciplines, have led to…

Mathews, Michael B.; Stagnaro-Green, Alex

2008-01-01

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BIOC 35400 Biochemistry: Molecular Biology of the Gene `The Central Dogma'  

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level undergraduate course for students primarily interested in, but not limited to, health professions (proteins, sugars, fats, nucleic acids), enzymology, and work that enzymes do in living systems, otherwise articles from the primary literature. 6. Effectively communicate current issues in biochemistry

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what is biochemistry? For More Information  

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what is biochemistry? For More Information: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/divprograms/biochemistry/ To request information: dbbs-info@wustl.edu Biochemistry describes the structure, organization and function discoveries are limited only by our imaginations. The Graduate Program in Biochemistry provides outstanding

Stormo, Gary

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY BIOCHEMISTRY OPTION  

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OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY BIOCHEMISTRY OPTION RECOMMENDED PROGRAM (1) FIRST SEMESTER SECOND SEMESTER CHEM 111 SEMESTER EIGHTH SEMESTER CHEM 326 Biochemistry I 4.0 CHEM 327 Biochemistry II 4.0 CHEM 487 Chemistry Seminar 0.5 CHEM 328 Anal Biochemistry Lab 1.0 CHEM ____ Chemistry Elective*** 2.0 CHEM 465 Analytical

Hardy, Christopher R.

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Information DEPARTMENT OF AGROCHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY  

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Information DEPARTMENT OF AGROCHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY The Department of Agrochemistry and biochemistry of the University of Alicante, is made up of two areas of knowledge, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Edaphology and agricultural chemistry. NEWS Course of initiation to research in Biochemistry

Escolano, Francisco

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BS in BIOCHEMISTRY (692826) MAP Sheet Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry  

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BS in BIOCHEMISTRY (692826) MAP Sheet Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry For students is allowed in major courses. The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department requires the final 10 hours* Biochemistry - Majors Chem 482 Mechanisms of Molecular Biology Chem 489 Structural Biochemistry Chem 495 Senior

Seamons, Kent E.

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Update: Biochemistry of Genetic Manipulation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Various topics on the biochemistry of genetic manipulation are discussed. These include genetic transformation and DNA; genetic expression; DNA replication, repair, and mutation; technology of genetic manipulation; and applications of genetic manipulation. Other techniques employed are also considered. (JN)

Barker, G. R.

1983-01-01

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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Graphical Kinetic Data Analysis of the Dopamine Neurotransmitter System: An Exercise for an Undergraduate Laboratory Course.  

PubMed

Neuroimaging techniques, including positron emission tomography (PET), are widely used in clinical settings and in basic neuroscience research. Education in these methods and their applications may be incorporated into curricula to keep pace with this expanding field. Here, we have developed pedagogical materials on the fundamental principles of PET that incorporate a hands-on laboratory activity to view and analyze human brain scans. In this activity, students will use authentic PET brain scans generated from original research at Brookhaven National Laboratory (Volkow et al., 2009) to explore the neurobiological effects of a drug on the dopamine system. We provide lecture and assignment materials (including a 50-minute PowerPoint presentation introducing PET concepts), written background information for students and instructors, and explicit instructions for a 4-hour, computer-based laboratory to interested educators. Also, we discuss our experience implementing this exercise as part of an advanced undergraduate laboratory course at Stony Brook University in 2010 and 2011. Observing the living human brain is intriguing, and this laboratory is designed to illustrate how PET neuroimaging techniques are used to directly probe biological processes occurring in the living brain. Laboratory course modules on imaging techniques such as PET can pique the interest of students potentially interested in neuroscience careers, by exposing them to current research methods. This activity provides practical experience analyzing PET data using a graphical analysis method known as the Logan plot, and applies core neuropharmacology concepts. We hope that this manuscript inspires college instructors to incorporate education in PET neuroimaging into their courses. PMID:24693258

Mirrione, Martine M; Ruth, Nora; Alexoff, David; Logan, Jean; Fowler, Joanna; Kernan, Maurice

2014-01-01

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Teaching cardiac electrophysiology modeling to undergraduate students: laboratory exercises and GPU programming for the study of arrhythmias and spiral wave dynamics  

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As part of a 3-wk intersession workshop funded by a National Science Foundation Expeditions in Computing award, 15 undergraduate students from the City University of New York collaborated on a study aimed at characterizing the voltage dynamics and arrhythmogenic behavior of cardiac cells for a broad range of physiologically relevant conditions using an in silico model. The primary goal of the workshop was to cultivate student interest in computational modeling and analysis of complex systems by introducing them through lectures and laboratory activities to current research in cardiac modeling and by engaging them in a hands-on research experience. Results from these simulations, as well as some of the background and methodology taught during the workshop, is presented in this article along with the programming code and the explanations of simulation results in an effort to allow other teachers and students to perform their own demonstrations, simulations, and studies.

Ezio Bartocci (Stony Brook University); Flavio Fenton (Cornell University)

2011-12-01

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Plant residue biochemistry regulates soil carbon cycling and carbon sequestration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Substrate composition is one of the most important factors influencing the decomposition of plant residues in soils. The interaction of organic residue biochemistry with residue decomposition rates, soil aggregation and soil humus composition was determined in a laboratory experiment. Addition of seven different organic residues (2% w\\/w alfalfa, oat, canola, clover, soybean, corn and prairie grasses) to a Webster soil

Dean A. Martens

2000-01-01

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Two Successful Outreach Programs at Storm Peak Laboratory: GRASP for Undergraduates and Partnership for 5th Grade Science Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Desert Research Institute operates a high elevation facility, Storm Peak Laboratory (SPL), located on the Steamboat Springs Ski Resort at an elevation 10,500 ft. SPL provides an ideal location for long-term atmospheric research. The SPL mission statement is to ensure that the laboratory will continue to integrate climate research and education by advancing discovery and understanding within the field

A. G. Hallar; I. B. McCubbin; J. Wright

2007-01-01

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Reinforcing the Links between Teaching and Research: Evaluation of a Scheme to Employ Undergraduate Students as Laboratory Assistants  

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A scheme was introduced to offer opportunities to second-year bioscience students to undertake part-time paid work in research laboratories. The aim was to provide students with a greater appreciation of bioscience research, to reinforce their laboratory skills and to encourage them to consider a research-based career. Students worked for 8 hours…

Hughes, Monica; Brown, Kate; Calvert, Jane

2008-01-01

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College of Natural Science and Mathematics Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry  

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chEMiStry College of Natural Science and Mathematics Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 907 personnel; research chemists in federal, state, municipal, academic or industrial laboratories; in pre-medicine

Hartman, Chris

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Unsteady-State Heat Transfer Involving a Phase Change: An Example of a 'Project-Oriented' Undergraduate Laboratory.  

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Describes the structure of an in-depth laboratory project chemical engineering. Provides modeling work to guide experimentation and experimental work on heat transfer analysis. Discusses the experimental results and evaluation of the project. (YP)

Sundberg, Donald C.; Someshwar, Arun V.

1989-01-01

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Nutritional Biochemistry of Space Flight  

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Adequate nutrition is critical for maintenance of crew health during and after extended-duration space flight. The impact of weightlessness on human physiology is profound, with effects on many systems related to nutrition, including bone, muscle, hematology, fluid and electrolyte regulation. Additionally, we have much to learn regarding the impact of weightlessness on absorption, mtabolism , and excretion of nutrients, and this will ultimately determine the nutrient requirements for extended-duration space flight. Existing nutritional requirements for extended-duration space flight have been formulated based on limited flight research, and extrapolation from ground-based research. NASA's Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory is charged with defining the nutritional requirements for space flight. This is accomplished through both operational and research projects. A nutritional status assessment program is included operationally for all International Space Station astronauts. This medical requirement includes biochemical and dietary assessments, and is completed before, during, and after the missions. This program will provide information about crew health and nutritional status, and will also provide assessments of countermeasure efficacy. Ongoing research projects include studies of calcium and bone metabolism, and iron absorption and metabolism. The calcium studies include measurements of endocrine regulation of calcium homeostasis, biochemical marker of bone metabolism, and tracer kinetic studies of calcium movement in the body. These calcium kinetic studies allow for estimation of intestinal absorption, urinary excretion, and perhaps most importantly - deposition and resorption of calcium from bone. The Calcium Kinetics experiment is currently being prepared for flight on the Space Shuttle in 2001, and potentially for subsequent Shuttle and International Space Station missions. The iron study is intended to assess whether iron absorption is down-regulated dUl1ng space flight. This is critical due to the red blood cell changes which occur, and the increase in iron storage that has been observed after space flight. The Iron Absorption and Metabolism experiment is currently planned for long-term flights on the International Space Station.

Smith, Scott M.

2000-01-01

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Land plant biochemistry.  

PubMed Central

Biochemical studies have complemented ultrastructural and, subsequently molecular genetic evidence consistent with the Charophyceae being the closest extant algal relatives of the embryophytes. Among the genes used in such molecular phylogenetic studies is that rbcL) for the large subunit of ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase-oxygenase (RUBISCO). The RUBISCO of the embryophytes is derived, via the Chlorophyta. from that of the cyanobacteria. This clade of the molecular phylogeny of RUBISCO shows a range of kinetic characteristics, especially of CO2 affinities and of CO2/O2 selectivities. The range of these kinetic values within the bryophytes is no greater than in the rest of the embryophytes; this has implications for the evolution of the embryophytes in the high atmospheric CO2 environment of the late Lower Palaeozoic. The differences in biochemistry between charophycean algae and embryophytes can to some extent be related functionally to the structure and physiology of embryophytes. Examples of components of embryophytes, which are qualitatively or quantitatively different from those of charophytes, are the water repellent/water resistant extracellular lipids, the rigid phenolic polymers functional in water-conducting elements and mechanical support in air, and in UV-B absorption, flavonoid phenolics involved in UV-B absorption and in interactions with other organisms, and the greater emphasis on low Mr organic acids. retained in the plant as free acids or salts, or secreted to the rhizosphere. The roles of these components are discussed in relation to the environmental conditions at the time of evolution of the terrestrial embryophytes. A significant point about embryophytes is the predominance of nitrogen-free extracellular structural material (a trait shared by most algae) and UV-B screening components, by contrast with analogous components in many other organisms. An important question, which has thus far been incompletely addressed, is the extent to which the absence from bryophytes of the biochemical pathways which produce components found only in tracheophytes is the result of evolutionary loss of these functions. PMID:10905612

Raven, J A

2000-01-01

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A guide to using case-based learning in biochemistry education.  

PubMed

Studies indicate that the majority of students in undergraduate biochemistry take a surface approach to learning, associated with rote memorization of material, rather than a deep approach, which implies higher cognitive processing. This behavior relates to poorer outcomes, including impaired course performance and reduced knowledge retention. The use of case-based learning (CBL) into biochemistry teaching may facilitate deep learning by increasing student engagement and interest. Abundant literature on CBL exists but clear guidance on how to design and implement case studies is not readily available. This guide provides a representative review of CBL uses in science and describes the process of developing CBL modules to be used in biochemistry. Included is a framework to implement a directed CBL assisted with lectures in a content-driven biochemistry course regardless of class size. Moreover, this guide can facilitate adopting CBL to other courses. Consequently, the information presented herein will be of value to undergraduate science educators with an interest in active learning pedagogies. © 2014 by The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 42(6):457-473, 2014. PMID:25345695

Kulak, Verena; Newton, Genevieve

2014-11-12

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A Western Blot-based Investigation of the Yeast Secretory Pathway Designed for an Intermediate-Level Undergraduate Cell Biology Laboratory  

PubMed Central

The movement of newly synthesized proteins through the endomembrane system of eukaryotic cells, often referred to generally as the secretory pathway, is a topic covered in most intermediate-level undergraduate cell biology courses. An article previously published in this journal described a laboratory exercise in which yeast mutants defective in two distinct steps of protein secretion were differentiated using a genetic reporter designed specifically to identify defects in the first step of the pathway, the insertion of proteins into the endoplasmic reticulum (Vallen, 2002). We have developed two versions of a Western blotting assay that serves as a second way of distinguishing the two secretory mutants, which we pair with the genetic assay in a 3-wk laboratory module. A quiz administered before and after students participated in the lab activities revealed significant postlab gains in their understanding of the secretory pathway and experimental techniques used to study it. A second survey administered at the end of the lab module assessed student perceptions of the efficacy of the lab activities; the results of this survey indicated that the experiments were successful in meeting a set of educational goals defined by the instructor. PMID:18316814

2008-01-01

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Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization in the Undergraduate Laboratories. 1. Using ATRP to Prepare Block and Statistical Copolymers of n-Butyl Acrylate and Styrene  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A simple method of preparing well-defined (co)polymers has been developed for application in an advanced undergraduate laboratory. The method utilizes atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), a controlled/living radical polymerization, to prepare difunctional poly(n-butyl acrylate) with bromine end groups, which is chain-extended with styrene to yield an ABA triblock copolymer. Simultaneously, a statistical copolymer of the two monomers is prepared for comparison. The two copolymers are isolated and compositions and molecular weights are determined using 1H NMR and SEC, respectively. Optional additions to the experiment include performing a kinetic analysis of the homopolymerization using GC and SEC, and possibly comparing the results to those expected for conventional radical polymerization. Material differences in the copolymers can be observed qualitatively or measured using thermal or mechanical analysis. The lab is designed in such a way that several parts of the whole can be used to emphasize different areas of polymer science. A more synthetic course such as the organic synthesis lab can opt to investigate only the kinetic and composition analyses, whereas an engineering or materials science course may pursue more rigorous analysis of the materials' properties. Results included here are intended for application in an organic synthesis laboratory course.

Beers, Kathryn L.; Woodworth, Brian; Matyjaszewski, Krzysztof

2001-04-01

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Assessing student perspectives of the laboratory, self-efficacy in chemistry, and attitudes towards science in an undergraduate first-semester general chemistry laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Research is lacking in the general chemistry laboratory that explores the concerted affective predictor variables of student perspectives of the laboratory, self-efficacy in chemistry, and student attitudes towards science. There is little research on the assessment of variables in the affective domain to determine student experiences in the chemistry laboratory. Student experiences in this study were assessed by determining congruence between student perspectives of their actual and preferred general chemistry laboratory environment using the SLEI, and student attitudes towards careers as a scientist using the SAI II. Correlations between scales from the SLEI, SAI II along with the CCSS that measures self-efficacy in college chemistry were identified. A sample of eighty college students enrolled in a first-semester general chemistry laboratory responded to the SLEI, SAI II, and CCSS. A t test indicated there were no significant differences with student cohesiveness, integration, material environment, and rule clarity between the actual and preferred SLEI signifying congruence. There were significant differences between students actual and preferred perception of open-endedness (t = -3.59, df = 28, p = 0.00). Student attitudes towards careers as a scientist could not be determined using pretests and posttests of the SAI II due to a ceiling effect. There were positive significant correlations found between the scales of material environment, integration from the SLEI and the scale of student attitudes towards careers as a scientist using the SAI II. There were also positive significant correlations between self-efficacy for everyday applications, and self-efficacy for cognitive skills from the CCSS with the scale of student attitudes towards careers as a scientist. This study is of significance since it is the first study exploring congruence between the actual and preferred student perspectives of the laboratory using the SLEI in a first semester general chemistry laboratory. It is also the first to report correlations between combined affective variables of student perspectives of the laboratory using the SLEI, student attitudes towards careers as a scientist with the SAI II, and self-efficacy in chemistry with the CCSS. Understanding student experiences through the assessment of these affective variables can help educators modify first-semester general chemistry laboratory activities to create a positive experience for students.

Olave, Marcella

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BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  

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BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Announcement Course: Biochemistry 410, General Biochemistry Number of Positions: one quarter time Qualifications-II: $2,839.00 Application: Application forms are available from Biochemistry website (www

Strynadka, Natalie

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BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  

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BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Announcement 12, 2013 Course: Biochemistry 302, General Biochemistry Number of Positions: It is anticipated: Application forms are available from Biochemistry website (www.biochem.ubc.ca) and should be submitted

Strynadka, Natalie

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BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  

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BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Announcement Course: Biochemistry 202, Introductory Medical Biochemistry Number of Positions: It is anticipated-II: $2,839.00 Application: Application forms are available from Biochemistry website (www

Strynadka, Natalie

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University of South Carolina Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry  

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University of South Carolina Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Chemical Hygiene Plan & Biochemistry Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Safety Committee Faculty members: Stephen L. Morgan@email.sc.edu) Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Safety Information web site: http

Morgan, Stephen L.

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Revised 6/5/13 CH369: Fundamentals of Biochemistry  

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1 Revised 6/5/13 CH369: Fundamentals of Biochemistry Summer 2013 Syllabus and Course Policies What is biochemistry? Biochemistry is a branch of science biochemistry is its own distinctive discipline with regard to its emphasis

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Undergraduate Student Attitudes and Perceptions toward Low- and High-Level Inquiry Exercise Physiology Teaching Laboratory Experiences  

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The purpose of this investigation was to compare student attitudes toward two different science laboratory learning experiences, specifically, traditional, cookbook-style, low-inquiry level (LL) activities and a high-inquiry level (HL) investigative project. In addition, we sought to measure and compare students' science-related attitudes and…

Henige, Kim

2011-01-01

377

Undergraduate Student Attitudes and Perceptions Toward Low- and High-Level Inquiry Exercise Physiology Teaching Laboratory Experiences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes findings on student attitudes toward two different science laboratory learning experiences, traditional, cookbook-style, low-inquiry level (LL) activities and a high-inquiry level (HL) investigative project. In addition, students' science-related attitudes and attitudes toward science were measured.

2011-06-01

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Genomics and Bioinformatics in Undergraduate Curricula: Contexts for Hybrid Laboratory/Lecture Courses for Entering and Advanced Science Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Emerging interest in genomics in the scientific community prompted biologists at James Madison University to create two courses at different levels to modernize the biology curriculum. The courses are hybrids of classroom and laboratory experiences. An upper level class uses raw sequence of a genome (plasmid or virus) as the subject on which to…

Temple, Louise; Cresawn, Steven G.; Monroe, Jonathan D.

2010-01-01

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Use of the Herb Gymnema sylvestre to Illustrate the Principles of Gustatory Sensation: An Undergraduate Neuroscience Laboratory Exercise  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes a laboratory exercise used to illustrate the principles of gustatory sensation. The Indian herb, gymnema sylvestre, is used in this experiment to impair the ability of tasting sugar. As a result the impairment alters the perception of sweetness, which leaves a profound and lasting impression on students and gives them a better comprehension of gustation.

Joseph Schroeder, Ellen Flannery-Schroeder (Conneticut College, University of Rhode Island;)

1999-11-30

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Chemistry & Biochemistry 2013 Departmental Graduation Ceremony  

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Chemistry & Biochemistry 2013 Departmental Graduation Ceremony When and where will it be held and Biochemistry Commencement Ceremony. You may order ten (10) additional tickets for $12 each. You MUST RSVP

Levine, Alex J.

381

Microarrays for Undergraduate Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A microarray experiment is presented that, in six laboratory sessions, takes undergraduate students from the tissue sample right through to data analysis. The model chosen, the murine erythroleukemia cell line, can be easily cultured in sufficient quantities for class use. Large changes in gene expression can be induced in these cells by…

Hancock, Dale; Nguyen, Lisa L.; Denyer, Gareth S.; Johnston, Jill M.

2006-01-01

382

Designing New Undergraduate Experiments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Addresses the difficulty that teaching assistants and new faculty members may experience in finding a convenient outline of the task of preparing an experiment for undergraduates. Explains all phases of developing a laboratory exercise and includes a list of things to consider for each phase. (DDR)

Yang, Min J.; Atkinson, George F.

1998-01-01

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9182 Biochemistry 1988, Kim, J. T., Mattai, J., & Shipley, G. G. (1987) Biochemistry  

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9182 Biochemistry 1988, Kim, J. T., Mattai, J., & Shipley, G. G. (1987) Biochemistry Laggner, P, J. L., Keira, R., & Luzzati, V. (1977) Biochim. Bio- Rowe, E. S . (1983) Biochemistry 22, 3299, 31-60. copy, Plenum, New York. Biochemistry 15, 4521-4528. chemistry 26, 3287-3297. Biochim. Biophys

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BS in BIOCHEMISTRY (692826) MAP Sheet Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry  

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BS in BIOCHEMISTRY (692826) MAP Sheet Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry For students courses. The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department requires the final 10 hours of required chemistry. Writing Using Chemical Literature Chem 468 Biophysical Chemistry Chem 481M* Biochemistry - Majors Chem 482

Olsen Jr., Dan R.

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B.S. in Biochemistry Requirements for the B.S. in Biochemistry degree program  

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B.S. in Biochemistry Requirements for the B.S. in Biochemistry degree program General Chemistry CHM; 4130 & 4130L Organic Chemistry CHM 2210; 2211, 2211L Biochemistry BCH 4053; 4054 Physical Chemistry CHM) #12;BCH 4605 Mammalian Biochemistry and Genetics No required course with a grade below C- can

McQuade, D. Tyler

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Biochemistry Biochemistry is the study of the chemical structures and processes of  

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Biochemistry Biochemistry is the study of the chemical structures and processes of living organisms, disease and aging. A Distinctive Program The biochemistry program at Stetson is distinctive website: stetson.edu/chemistry/biochemistry.php This department prepares students for professional studies

Miles, Will

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BIOCHEMISTRY 302-202 : GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY COURSE OUTLINE  

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302 - General Biochemistry (3 credits): Metabolic reactions of lipids, steroids, amino acids Anabolism, Amino Acid Catabolism, Urea cycle, Molecules derived from amino acids. Dr. Maurus: January 27, 30 fixation, Amino Acid Anabolism, Amino Acid Catabolism, Urea cycle, Molecules derived from amino acids (Dr

Strynadka, Natalie

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Reciprocity within biochemistry and biology service-learning.  

PubMed

Service-learning has become a popular pedagogy because of its numerous and far-reaching benefits (e.g. student interest, engagement, and retention). In part, the benefits are a result of the student learning while providing a service that reflects a true need-not simply an exercise. Although service-learning projects have been developed in the areas of Biochemistry and Biology, many do not require reciprocity between the student and those being served. A reciprocal relationship enables a depth in learning as students synthesize and integrate their knowledge while confronting a real-life need. A novel reciprocal service-learning project within a three-semester undergraduate research course in the areas of Biochemistry and Biology is presented. The goal of the project was agreed upon through joint meetings with the partner institution (The Wilds) to develop an in-house competitive ELISA pregnane diol assay. Student progress and achievements were followed through the use of rubrics and progress-meetings with The Wilds. A portfolio provided a visual of progress as it contained both the written assignments as well as the rubric. The article describes a specific reciprocal biochemistry and biology service-learning project and provides recommendations on how to adapt this service-learning design for use in other research courses. PMID:21567723

Santas, Amy J

2009-05-01

389

LifeMEETSscience Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics  

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LifeMEETSscience Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics Science Meets Life. Minnesota with the guidance of internationally-renowned scientists in the Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics (BMBB that is a hallmark of the Twin Cities and Minnesota. The Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics Graduate

Thomas, David D.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY  

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THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK............................................................................................................. 24 #12;3 INTRODUCTION TO THE DEPARTMENT Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The University of Chicago. Our Department offers training for careers in biochemistry

Sosnick, Tobin R.

391

Biochemistry as a Programming Language Full Presentation  

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Biochemistry as a Programming Language Full Presentation Saurabh Srivastava Tim Hsiau, Sarah reactions within the cell, i.e., the biochemistry, to produce non-native compounds of commercial interest. In this talk, we present our lessons learnt, future av- enues and open problems, in formalizing biochemistry. 1

Seshia, Sanjit A.

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Graduates of 2007 Richard Byrd---Biochemistry  

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Graduates of 2007 Richard Byrd---Biochemistry Katherine Boone---Music Education Christina Bowley----Communications Dariel Karweta----Biochemistry Elena Koceva----English Leeann Lassiter----Communications Andrew Linke James Pritchard-----Economics James Pritchard----Information Systems Pooja Rajani-----Biochemistry

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STRATEGIC PLAN Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry  

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1 STRATEGIC PLAN Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Maryland, College Park 1. Executive Summary The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry implements the missions of the College. These efforts encompass chemistry and biochemistry as traditionally defined, but are increasingly becoming

Rubloff, Gary W.

394

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry  

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 130 Chemistry & Physics Building · Box 19065 · 817 and Biochemistry offers four programs of study leading to the bachelor's degree and one leading to both in Chemistry - American Chemical Society certified, the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry - American Chemical

Texas at Arlington, University of

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Montana State University 1 Chemistry and Biochemistry  

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Montana State University 1 Chemistry and Biochemistry Note: MSU's programs of Biology. For additional options see Biological Sciences at MSU. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers programs that are certified by the American Chemical Society

Maxwell, Bruce D.

396

Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Student Summer 2012  

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Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Student Tutors Summer 2012 (All arrangements are solely between@mail.utexas.edu General Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry Ken Clevenger kdclevenger@gmail.com Biochemistry lecture and lab Daniel Dykstra Dnl.dykstra@gmail.com Biochemistry lecture and lab Kristin Fathe kfathe

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Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Student Spring 2012  

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Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Student Tutors Spring 2012 (All arrangements are solely between@mail.utexas.edu General Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry Ken Clevenger kdclevenger@gmail.com Biochemistry lecture and lab Daniel Dykstra Dnl.dykstra@gmail.com Biochemistry lecture and lab Chris Grant chrisgra

398

Promising New Directions in Biochemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Biochemistry," by Lubert Stryer, has become one of the standard textbooks for the field. The Fifth Edition has two new authors: Jeremy Berg, Professor and Director of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and John Tymoczko, the Towsley Professor of Biology at Carleton College. The new edition does,…

Olivera, Baldomero M.

2003-01-01

399

Commentary: Biochemistry Re-Natured  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In his last commentary on "Biochemistry Denatured," this author dealt with his perception that college students today have spent too little of their childhood years playing outside in nature and as a consequence have not learned basic things about the world from personal experience. This "nature-deficit disorder" removes many opportunities for…

White, Harold B.

2010-01-01

400

New challenges in computational biochemistry  

SciTech Connect

The new challenges in computational biochemistry to which the title refers include the prediction of the relative binding free energy of different substrates to the same protein, conformational sampling, and other examples of theoretical predictions matching known protein structure and behavior.

Honig, B. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)

1996-12-31

401

Biochemistry and Physiology of Mammalian  

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The Annual Review of Biochemistry is online at biochem.annualreviews.org This article's doi: 10.1146/annurev.biochem.76.062405.154007 Copyright c 2008 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved 0066 Click here for quick links to Annual Reviews content online, including: · Other articles in this volume

Gelb, Michael

402

Undergraduate student attitudes and perceptions toward low- and high-level inquiry exercise physiology teaching laboratory experiences.  

PubMed

The purpose of this investigation was to compare student attitudes toward two different science laboratory learning experiences, specifically, traditional, cookbook-style, low-inquiry level (LL) activities and a high-inquiry level (HL) investigative project. In addition, we sought to measure and compare students' science-related attitudes and attitudes toward science. Students participated in 5 wk of LL activities followed by a 5-wk HL project. An open-ended survey administered at the end of the semester and analyzed by a ?(2)-test revealed that 1) students enjoyed the HL project more than the LL activities, 2) high-level inquiry did not have a negative effect on student motivation in the laboratory, and 3) students perceived that they learned more about physiology principles with the LL activities. Most students liked the HL project, particularly the independence, responsibility, freedom, and personal relevance. Of the students who did not like the HL project, many reported being uncomfortable with the lack of structure and guidance. Many students gained a more positive and realistic view about scientific research, often reporting an increased respect for science. Likert scale surveys administered before and after each 5-wk period showed no significant changes in student attitudes to scientific inquiry, adoption of scientific attitudes, enjoyment of science lessons, or motivation toward science when the three time points were compared. The findings in this study have helped to provide suggestions for better implementation of HL projects in the future. PMID:21652505

Henige, Kim

2011-06-01

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The Department of Pediatrics Summer Undergraduate Research Program  

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The Department of Pediatrics Summer Undergraduate Research Program The program is a 10-week, hands of Pediatrics. The areas of research range greatly and include bench research in biochemistry, genetics. It should be pointed out that the program is research based, and not clinical. Because we are a pediatric

Rollins, Andrew M.

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A Council on Undergraduate Research Workshop Initiative to Establish, Enhance, and Institutionalize Undergraduate Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The value of undergraduate research workshop to significantly enhance the quality of undergraduate science education was cited as one of the goals by the National Science Foundations (NSF) Strategic Plan. To address this strategic national need, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has granted an NSF course, curriculum, and laboratory

Karukstis, Kerry K.

2006-01-01

405

ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE  

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ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE HANDBOOK Fall 2013 #12;Name: ____________________________________________________ E-mail: ____________________________________________________ College of Engineering Cornell University ABET Accredited Programs for 2013­14 ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

Walter, M.Todd

406

Metabolism and biochemistry in hypogravity  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The headward shift of body fluid and increase in stress-related hormones that occur in hypogravity bring about a number of changes in metabolism and biochemistry of the human body. Such alterations may have important effects on health during flight and during a recovery period after return to earth. Body fluid and electrolytes are lost, and blood levels of several hormones that control metabolism are altered during space flight. Increased serum calcium may lead to an increased risk of renal stone formation during flight, and altered drug metabolism could influence the efficacy of therapeutic agents. Orthostatic intolerance and an increased risk of fracturing weakened bones are concerns at landing. It is important to understand biochemistry and metabolism in hypogravity so that clinically important developments can be anticipated and prevented or ameliorated.

Leach, Carolyn S.

1991-01-01

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Metabolism and biochemistry in hypogravity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The headward shift of body fluid and increase in stress-related hormones that occur in hypogravity bring about a number of changes in metabolism and biochemistry of the human body. Such alterations may have important effects on health during flight and during a recovery period after return to Earth. Body fluid and electrolytes are lost, and blood levels of several hormones that control metabolism are altered during space flight. Increased serum calcium may lead to an increased risk of renal stone formation during flight, and altered drug metabolism could influence the efficacy of therapeutic agents. Orthostatic intolerance and an increased risk of fracturing weakened bones are concerns at landing. It is important to understand biochemistry and metabolism in hypogravity so that clinically important developments can be anticipated and prevented or ameliorated.

Leach, Carolyn S.

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Gender Performance Differences in Biochemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the historical performance of students at Michigan State University in a two-part biochemistry series Biochem I (n = 5,900) and Biochem II (n = 5,214) for students enrolled from 1997 to 2009. Multiple linear regressions predicted 54.9-87.5% of the variance in student from Biochem I grade and 53.8-76.1% of the variance in…

Rauschenberger, Matthew M.; Sweeder, Ryan D.

2010-01-01

409

UCSD Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Teaching Laboratories LABORATORY REGULATIONS  

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to you. EATING, DRINKING, GUM CHEWING, AND SMOKING ARE FORBIDDEN in lab (to avoid chemical ingestion (including chewing tobacco) should be left outside the lab or stored in securely closed containers away from

Aluwihare, Lihini

410

Heterocycles and Reactive Intermediates in the Undergraduate Organic Lab.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background information, procedures used, and typical results obtained are provided for experiments involving the nitrile oxide cycloaddition with enamines. The experiment is suitable for advanced undergraduate organic laboratories or beginning undergraduate research. (JN)

Bowles, K. Dean; And Others

1985-01-01

411

BSc/MSci Biochemistry (C700/C703) Module Information  

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BSc/MSci Biochemistry (C700/C703) Module Information This overview also covers modules studied on our specialist degree labels in Medical Biochemistry (C720), Biochemistry with Molecular Cell Biology (C700), Biochemistry with Genetics (CC74) and Biochemistry with Biotechnology (C700). Each academic

Miall, Chris

412

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY MASTER OF SCIENCE WITH SPECIALTY IN  

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY MASTER OF SCIENCE WITH SPECIALTY IN BIOCHEMISTRY (M.S.) TOTAL CREDIT-HOURS: 33 First Year: 24 Credit-Hours BCHM 8500 Biochemistry 6 BCHM 8551 Methods in Protein and Nucleic Acid Biochemistry 2 BCHM 8552 Methods in Lipid and Carbohydrates Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Biochemical

Quirk, Gregory J.

413

BSc/MSci Biochemistry (C700/C703) Module Information  

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BSc/MSci Biochemistry (C700/C703) Module Information This overview also covers modules studied, and in the specialist degree labels in Medical Biochemistry (C720), Biochemistry with Molecular Cell Biology (C700), Biochemistry with Genetics (CC74) and Biochemistry with Biotechnology (C700). The Fundamentals Each academic

Birmingham, University of

414

7666 Biochemistry 1990, 29. 7666-7676 Fonda, M. L. (1972) Biochemistry 11, 1304-1309.  

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7666 Biochemistry 1990, 29. 7666-7676 Fonda, M. L. (1972) Biochemistry 11, 1304-1309. Gani, D-146. Stevenson,D. E., Akhtar, M., & Gani, D. (1986) Tetrahedron Stevenson, D. E., Akhtar, M., & Gani, D. (1990

Cox, Michael M.

415

Undergraduate Catalog 2004 -2005  

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-- Developmentally Accredited) Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Engineering) Florida Board of Nursing (Undergraduate) Florida Department of Education (Undergraduate (Undergraduate and Graduate) National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (Undergraduate and Graduate

Asaithambi, Asai

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4204 Biochemistry 1991, 30, 4204-4212 McLean, L. R., & Phillips, M. C. (1984) Biochemistry 23,  

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4204 Biochemistry 1991, 30, 4204-4212 McLean, L. R., & Phillips, M. C. (1984) Biochemistry 23) Biochemistry 20, Nichols, J. W., & Pagano, R. E. (1982) Biochemistry 21, Ohki, S., Duzgunes, N., & Leonards, K. (1982) Biochemistry Parsegian, V. A. (1975) in Physical Chemistry: Enriching Topics From Colloid

Brown, Michael F.

417

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems  

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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems Program Requirement Checklists Fall 2007 ­ Summer 2008 Master of Science ­ Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.............................................................2 Doctor of Philosophy ­ Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Chapman, Michael S.

418

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY  

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY Lecturer Pool The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications specialty within chemistry and biochemistry (including general chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic

California at Santa Cruz, University of

419

Revised 9/28/2011 CH369: Fundamentals of Biochemistry  

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1 Revised 9/28/2011 CH369: Fundamentals of Biochemistry Spring 2012 Syllabus and Course Policies What is biochemistry? Study of the structure and properties down. "Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry

420

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Assessment update 2009  

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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Assessment update 2009 1. Discipline-Specific Knowledge for Biochemistry starting in the Spring of 2005, and in Physical and Organic Chemistry starting Spring 2009. The tests were given as a voluntary exercise in BCHM 444 and CHEM 326 that did not impact the students

Maxwell, Bruce D.

421

Undergraduate basic science preparation for dental school.  

PubMed

In the Institute of Medicines report Dental Education at the Crossroads, it was suggested that dental schools across the country move toward integrated basic science education for dental and medical students in their curricula. To do so, dental school admission requirements and recommendations must be closely reviewed to ensure that students are adequately prepared for this coursework. The purpose of our study was twofold: 1) to identify student dentists' perceptions of their predental preparation as it relates to course content, and 2) to track student dentists' undergraduate basic science course preparation and relate that to DAT performance, basic science course performance in dental school, and Part I and Part II National Board performance. In the first part of the research, a total of ninety student dentists (forty-five from each class) from the entering classes of 1996 and 1997 were asked to respond to a survey. The survey instrument was distributed to each class of students after each completed the largest basic science class given in their second-year curriculum. The survey investigated the area of undergraduate major, a checklist of courses completed in their undergraduate preparation, the relevance of the undergraduate classes to the block basic science courses, and the strength of requiring or recommending the listed undergraduate courses as a part of admission to dental school. Results of the survey, using frequency analysis, indicate that students felt that the following classes should be required, not recommended, for admission to dental school: Microbiology 70 percent, Biochemistry 54.4 percent, Immunology 57.78 percent, Anatomy 50 percent, Physiology 58.89 percent, and Cell Biology 50 percent. The second part of the research involved anonymously tracking undergraduate basic science preparation of the same students with DAT scores, the grade received in a representative large basic science course, and Part I and Part II National Board performance. Using T-test analysis correlations, results indicate that having completed multiple undergraduate basic science courses (as reported by AADSAS BCP hours) did not significantly (p < .05) enhance student performance in any of these parameters. Based on these results, we conclude that student dentists with undergraduate preparation in science and nonscience majors can successfully negotiate the dental school curriculum, even though the students themselves would increase admission requirements to include more basic science courses than commonly required. Basically, the students' recommendations for required undergraduate basic science courses would replicate the standard basic science coursework found in most dental schools: anatomy, histology, biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, and immunology plus the universal foundation course of biology. PMID:12484677

Humphrey, Sue P; Mathews, Robert E; Kaplan, Alan L; Beeman, Cynthia S

2002-11-01

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Teaching Cardiac Electrophysiology Modeling to Undergraduate Students: Laboratory Exercises and GPU Programming for the Study of Arrhythmias and Spiral Wave Dynamics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a 3-wk intersession workshop funded by a National Science Foundation Expeditions in Computing award, 15 undergraduate students from the City University of New York collaborated on a study aimed at characterizing the voltage dynamics and arrhythmogenic behavior of cardiac cells for a broad range of physiologically relevant conditions…

Bartocci, Ezio; Singh, Rupinder; von Stein, Frederick B.; Amedome, Avessie; Caceres, Alan Joseph J.; Castillo, Juan; Closser, Evan; Deards, Gabriel; Goltsev, Andriy; Ines, Roumwelle Sta.; Isbilir, Cem; Marc, Joan K.; Moore, Diquan; Pardi, Dana; Sadhu, Sandeep; Sanchez, Samuel; Sharma, Pooja; Singh, Anoopa; Rogers, Joshua; Wolinetz, Aron; Grosso-Applewhite, Terri; Zhao, Kai; Filipski, Andrew B.; Gilmour, Robert F., Jr.; Grosu, Radu; Glimm, James; Smolka, Scott A.; Cherry, Elizabeth M.; Clarke, Edmund M.; Griffeth, Nancy; Fenton, Flavio H.

2011-01-01

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An Investigation into the Creation, Stability, and X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis of Early Photographic Processes: An Upper-Level Undergraduate Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Photography is one of the few fine art forms that were initially developed by scientists such as Herschel and Talbot; however, in the modern chemistry curriculum, photography has become divorced from its scientific beginnings and resides in the studio arts department of most universities. An upper-level undergraduate experiment is described in…

Rogge, Corina E.; Bezur, Aniko

2012-01-01

424

In memory of Professor Leonor Michaelis in Nagoya: great contributions to biochemistry in Japan in the first half of the 20th century.  

PubMed

Leonor Michaelis spent the years of 1922-1926 as Professor of Biochemistry of the Aichi Medical College (now Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University) in Nagoya, Japan. Michaelis succeeded in gathering many bright young biochemists from all over Japan into his laboratory, and made tremendous contributions to the promotion of biochemistry in Japan. Michaelis was invited to many places in Japan to present lectures over those years. Kunio Yagi, who was Professor of Biochemistry at Nagoya University in the second half of the 20th century, succeeded in crystallizing the "Michaelis" enzyme-substrate complex. Historically, Michelis has had an enormous impact on biochemistry in Japan. PMID:23628780

Nagatsu, Toshiharu Toshi

2013-09-01

425

Laboratory Techniques for the Blind  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes modifications of laboratory procedures for the BSCS Green Version biology, including dissection, microbiology, animal behavior, physiology, biochemistry, and genetics that make the methods suitable for direct experimentation by blind students. Discusses models as substitutes for microscopy. (AL)

Tombaugh, Dorothy

1972-01-01

426

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  

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BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Announcement Course: Biochemistry 203, Fundamentals of Biochemistry Number of Positions: It is anticipated,835.50 GTA-II: $2,728.50 Application: Application forms are available from Biochemistry website (www

Strynadka, Natalie

427

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  

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BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Announcement Course: Biochemistry 302, General Biochemistry Number of Positions: It is anticipated that the equivalent from Biochemistry website (www.biochem.ubc.ca) and should be submitted to Sabrina Cheng by March 11

Strynadka, Natalie

428

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  

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BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Announcement Course: Biochemistry 302, General Biochemistry Number of Positions: It is anticipated that the equivalent from Biochemistry website (www.biochem.ubc.ca) and should be submitted to Sabrina Cheng by February 28

Strynadka, Natalie

429

B.S. in Biochemistry Typical Program of Study  

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B.S. in Biochemistry Typical Program of Study: First Semester Second Semester 1st Year CHEM 1211K Biochemistry I Organic Chemistry Lab CHEM 4512 (3) CHEM 4581 (3) Biology Elective (3) Core Elective (3) Core Elective (3) Biochemistry II Biochemistry Lab I 4th Year CHEM 4582 (3) CHEM 4521 (3) Biology Elective (3

Houston, Paul L.

430

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  

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BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Announcement Course: Biochemistry 302, General Biochemistry Number of Positions: It is anticipated that the equivalent: Application forms are available from Biochemistry website (www.biochem.ubc.ca) and should be submitted

Strynadka, Natalie

431

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  

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BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Announcement Course: Biochemistry 203, Fundamentals of Biochemistry Number of Positions: It is anticipated-I: $2,950.36 GTA-II: $2,839.00 Application: Application forms are available from Biochemistry website

Strynadka, Natalie

432

A New GC-MS Experiment for the Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis Laboratory in Environmental Chemistry: Methyl-t-butyl Ether and Benzene in Gasoline  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the recent ACS approval of an option in environmental chemistry at the undergraduate level, there is a need for new experiments that illustrate fundamental principles of instrumental analysis in the context of environmental chemistry. We describe an experiment that utilizes combined gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) in the qualitative and quantitative analysis of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and benzene in

Dinh T. Quach; Nancy A. Ciszkowski; Barbara J. Finlayson-Pitts

1998-01-01

433

Undergraduate Course on Global Concerns  

Microsoft Academic Search

GEO 311: Geoscience and Global Concerns is an undergraduate course taught at Stony Brook University during each fall semester. The class meets twice per week, with one session consisting of a lecture and the other, an interactive activity in a computer laboratory that engages the students in exploring real world problems. A specific concern or issue serves as a focus

G. A. Richard; D. J. Weidner

2008-01-01

434

Previous Editions Undergraduate Students  

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Previous Editions 2011-2012 Undergraduate Students Introduction Academic Opportunities Academic Undergraduate Degrees Undergraduate Degree Chart Academic Policies and Procedures Academic Discipline Attendance Registration Transcript Policies Transfer Credit Veterans Information Student Services and Organizations Clubs

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

435

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT FUNDING  

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT FUNDING As an undergraduate student organization, there are several USG funding sources you qualify for. See below, Undergraduate student organizations also quality for additional funding. WHAT ARE THE GENERAL ACTIVITY FEE GUIDELINES? All student organizations recognized

Stuart, Steven J.

436

Physics Illinois Undergraduate Programs  

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Physics Illinois Undergraduate Programs Department of Physics College of Engineering University to undergraduate education. Over the last 15 years, in collaboration with our nationally recognized Physics Education Research Group, our faculty has reinvented the way undergraduate physics courses are taught

Gilbert, Matthew

437

Stephen L. Morgan, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, 2014. 1 Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry  

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Stephen L. Morgan, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, 2014. 1 Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry The University of South Carolina USC Chemistry & Biochemistry Safety Email: morgan@mail.chem.sc.edu Stephen L. Morgan, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University

Morgan, Stephen L.

438

CHEMICAL SENSORS School of Chemistry and Biochemistry  

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CHEMICAL SENSORS CHEM 6282 School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemical sensors physics and electronics or a chemical instrumentation course. The topics covered will include general theory of chemical recognition, electrochemical, optical, mass sensors and data reduction. Text: J

Sherrill, David

439

Useful Demonstrations for a Medial Biochemistry Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes six demonstrations used in a medical biochemistry course. These demonstrations focus on: (1) platelet aggregometry; (2) ion-transporting antibiotics; (3) glycosylated hemoglobin; (4) molecular models; (5) serum preparation; and (6) bioluminescence. (JN)

Ragatz, Barth H.; Modrak, Gina

1986-01-01

440

Annual review of biochemistry. Volume 59  

SciTech Connect

This book contains articles reviewing significant developments in the field of biochemistry. Topics covered include: How to Succeed in Research Without Being a Genius, Pgruvagl-Dependent Enzymes, and Phytochelatins.

Richardson, C.C. (Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA (United States)); Abelson, J.N. (California Inst. of Technology (United States)); Meister, A. (Cornell Univ. Medical College (United States)); Walsh, C.T. (Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA (United States))

1990-01-01

441

BIO2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This document provides the full text (26 pages in pdf) of a 2003 report from the National Research Council outlining some of the contributions of bioinformatics research and suggests ways to promote collaboration among the diverse disciplines within graduate and undergraduate programs. Recommendations from the report include courses, laboratory experience, and quantitative skills students in this field should have. Other issues addressed include instructional materials and approaches, project-based laboratories, and implementation of the Council's findings.

2008-01-15

442

Research Experiences for Undergraduates  

NSF Publications Database

... by undergraduate students. The REU program seeks to expand student participation in all kinds of ... undergraduate students through research participation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ...

443

75 FR 8147 - Notice of Consideration of Amendment Request for Decommissioning of Analytical Bio-Chemistry...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...13365-01 issued to Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories, Inc. (the Licensee...the time and place for any prehearing conferences and evidentiary hearings, and the appropriate...of the hearing or at any prehearing conference, subject to such limits and...

2010-02-23

444

Soil Biology & Biochemistry 39 (2007) 21382149 Heterogeneity of soil nutrients and subsurface biota  

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Laboratory, 999-W, Aiken, SC 29808, USA f Department of Plant & Soil Science, University of Vermont, HillsAuthor's personal copy Soil Biology & Biochemistry 39 (2007) 2138­2149 Heterogeneity of soil, USA c Department of Earth, Ecological and Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, 2801 W

Neher, Deborah A.

445

Use of Molecular Models for Active Learning in Biochemistry Lecture Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The pedagogical value of having biochemistry and organic chemistry students build and manipulate physical models of chemical species is well established in the literature. Nevertheless, for the most part, the use of molecular models is generally limited to several laboratory exercises or to demonstrations in the classroom setting. A simple…

Hageman, James H.

2010-01-01

446

College/University: 2001 2007 University of Bayreuth, Diploma in Biochemistry  

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Education College/University: 2001 ­ 2007 University of Bayreuth, Diploma in Biochemistry Highest degree: Diploma in Biochemistry Major Subjects: Biochemistry Projects/Research: Topic of diploma thesis

Manstein, Dietmar J.

447

Research and Teaching: Blooming, SOLO Taxonomy, and Phenomenography as Assessment Strategies in Undergraduate Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three alternative approaches to assessment of exam responses were applied in an undergraduate biochemistry course. First, phenomenography was used to categorize written exam responses into an inclusive hierarchy. Second, responses to the same question were similarly categorized according to the Structure of Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO)…

Newton, Genevieve; Martin, Elizabeth

2013-01-01

448

The Biochemistry Tetrahedron and the Development of the Taxonomy of Biochemistry External Representations (TOBER)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Visual literacy, the ability to interpret and create external representations (ERs), is essential to success in biochemistry. Studies have been conducted that describe students' abilities to use and interpret specific types of ERs. However, a framework for describing ERs derived through a naturalistic inquiry of biochemistry classrooms has not…

Towns, Marcy H.; Raker, Jeffrey R.; Becker, Nicole; Harle, Marissa; Sutcliffe, Jonathan

2012-01-01

449

Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This sharp looking website is for the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE) which "publishes peer-reviewed reports of innovations in undergraduate neuroscience education...[and] serves as a mechanism for faculty to exchange information...such as laboratory exercises, new media, curricular considerations, and teaching methods." Visitors will find the "Supplementary Materials" tab near the top of any page to contain movies, lab instructions, papers, and images. Some of the movies include an adult and juvenile "Crayfish Brain Movie," "Larval Dissection Movie" of a drosophila mutant, and "Leg Prep and Spine Stimulation" of a cockroach. The "Previous Issues" tab gives visitors the opportunity to read issues published since 2002. Recent pieces featured in JUNE include "Integrating Community Outreach into the Undergraduate Neuroscience Classroom", "Design Plans for an Inexpensive Tail Flick Analgesia Meter", and "Unquenchable Neuroscience."

2012-01-23

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Laboratory Exercises DNA Fingerprint Analysis of Three Short Tandem Repeat (STR)  

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for Biochemistry and Forensic Science Laboratory CoursesS Received for publication, November 21, 2005 Alviri, Shannon Ginty, and John J. Love§ From the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, San Diego exercises in traditional biochemistry curricula as well as for the growing field of forensic science

Love, John J.

451

Using Castration Surgery in Male Rats to Demonstrate the Physiological Effects of Testosterone on Seminal Vesicle Anatomy in an Undergraduate Laboratory Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Rats can be used as a model organism to teach physiological concepts in a laboratory setting. This article describes a two-part laboratory that introduces students to hypothesis testing, experimental design, the appropriate use of controls and surgical techniques. Students perform both a castration and sham-control surgery on male rats and test…

Belanger, Rachelle M.; Conant, Stephanie B.; Grabowski, Gregory M.

2013-01-01

452

Allison Kraus Department of Biochemistry  

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's and Charcot-Marie-Tooth. Prior to my arrival in the laboratory, work had begun to generate a gene play a role in people with myelin disease, such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth or Multiple Sclerosis. A project

MacMillan, Andrew

453

21th Annual Biochemistry and Biophysics Research Competition  

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21th Annual Biochemistry and Biophysics Research Competition February 22, 2013 The TAMU of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Texas A&M University or at the Institute of Biotechnology in Houston. Only one, 2013. #12;Biochemistry and Biophysics Research Competition Entry and Certification Contestant Name

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A Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Course for Secondary School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a course for reinforcing the knowledge of biochemistry in secondary school science teachers. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the University of Barcelona designed a course to bring these teachers up to date with this discipline. In addition to updating their knowledge of biochemistry and molecular…

Fernandez-Novell, J. M.; Cid, E.; Gomis, R.; Barbera, A.; Guinovart, J. J.

2004-01-01

455

Teachers as Learners in a Cooperative Learning Biochemistry Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Upper level college students majoring in biochemistry at the University of New Mexico have the opportunity to participate in an advanced biochemistry course entitled "Biochemistry Education." This course introduces theories of teaching and learning, provides opportunities for participation in course organization, design, and assessment strategies,…

Osgood, Marcy P.; Mitchell, Steve M.; Anderson, William L.

2005-01-01

456

Genetics and Biochemistry Careers and Higher Education Advice  

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Genetics and Biochemistry Careers and Higher Education Advice (ID:260) Outline The interactive them get there. Lecturers from the department of Genetics and Biochemistry deliver sessions to local on genetics and biochemistry, along with how to develop a career from a STEM subject. Location: School or FE

Harman, Neal.A.

457

BIOCHEMISTRY (for students entering Biology in Fall 2010 or later)  

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BIOCHEMISTRY (for students entering Biology in Fall 2010 or later) Graduation Requirements, Intro. To Evolution & Ecology (2 cr.; fall) 9. One of these four options: (Biochemistry majors must & Measurement in Physical Biochemistry (3 cr.; fall) 13. Two of these courses: A. BIOL 41600 Viruses and Viral

Jiang, Wen

458

BIOCHEMISTRY (for students entering Biology in Fall 2011 or later)  

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1 BIOCHEMISTRY (for students entering Biology in Fall 2011 or later) Graduation Requirements Requirement: Choose one of these four options: (Biochemistry majors must choose BIOL 39500, Macromolecules) A Biochemistry (3 cr.; fall) 13. Biology Electives: Two of these courses: A. BIOL 41600 Viruses and Viral

Jiang, Wen

459

Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Student Tutors SPRING 2013  

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Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Student Tutors SPRING 2013 (All arrangements are solely between.arroyo@gmail.com Analytical and Electrochemistry Gayle Burstein gburstei@gmail.com Biochemistry and General Chemistry Jenn@gmail.com Biochemistry lecture and lab Katharine Diehl dkathari@utexas.edu Organic Lecture and Lab Daniel Dykstra Dnl

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY Departmental guide for first year students  

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY Departmental guide for first year students Faculty research interests Graduate Students in the Department of Biochemistry Welcome to the Graduate Program in the Department of Biochemistry. This booklet introduces you to departmental policies and procedures that lead to a Ph.D. degree

Emmons, Scott

461

Request for Reference Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry  

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Request for Reference Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Phone: (657) 278-3621 / Fax: (657 of Interest: Analytical Inorganic Organic Physical Biochemistry OPTIONAL: I hereby waive my right with your letter to: Graduate Program Adviser, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, California State

de Lijser, Peter

462

Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Mississippi Gregory S. Tschumper  

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Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Mississippi Gregory S. Tschumper 5 June 2014 http://quantum.chem.olemiss.edu Introduction to Computational Quantum Chemistry III #12;Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Mississippi #12;Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Mississippi Boat-a" 4444-a" Back to Larger Clusters Ã?Gold

Tchumper, Gregory S.

463

Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Mississippi Gregory S. Tschumper  

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Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Mississippi Gregory S. Tschumper 4 June 2014 http://quantum.chem.olemiss.edu Introduction to Computational Quantum Chemistry II #12;Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Mississippi Quantum Chemistry for Small Water Clusters #12;Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Mississippi Water

Tchumper, Gregory S.

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Revised 5/23/2012 CH369: Fundamentals of Biochemistry  

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1 Revised 5/23/2012 CH369: Fundamentals of Biochemistry Summer 2012 Unique #90770: 10:00-11:30 am in WEL 2.246 Syllabus and Course Policies What is biochemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds

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Dissertation Committee Request Form Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry  

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Dissertation Committee Request Form Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Dissertation Candidate have a primary faculty appointment in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Another individual and Biochemistry. 3. At least half of the committee members from within the Department of Chemistry

Taber, Douglass

466

Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Student Tutors SUMMER 2013  

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Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Student Tutors SUMMER 2013 (All arrangements are solely between.arroyo@gmail.com Analytical and Electrochemistry Gayle Burstein gburstei@gmail.com Biochemistry and General Chemistry Jenn Chemistry I and II lecture and lab Ken Clevenger kdclevenger@gmail.com Biochemistry lecture and lab

467

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY year students' guide to the  

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY 1st year students' guide to the department Faculty research interests Students in the Department of Biochemistry Welcome to the Graduate Program in the Department of Biochemistry. This booklet introduces you to departmental policies and procedures that lead to a Ph.D. degree

Jenny, Andreas

468

The University of Western Ontario Department of Biochemistry  

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The University of Western Ontario London Regional Proteomics Centre Department of Biochemistry), located in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Western Ontario, encompasses six core Ontario Department of Biochemistry Medical Sciences Building London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C1 Phone: 519

Lennard, William N.

469

7886 Biochemistry 1988, 27, 7886-7894 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS  

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7886 Biochemistry 1988, 27, 7886-7894 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Needham for preparation of the manuscript. We) Biophys. J. 49, 517a. Huang, C. (1969) Biochemistry 8, 344-35 1. Ihm, J., & Harmony, J. A. K. (1980. W. (1980) Biochemistry 19, 1911-1916. Lund-Katz, S.,Hammerschlag, B., & Phillips, M. C. (1982

Cox, Michael M.

470

Atomic Absorption Spectrometry Perkin Elmer 500, Chemistry & Biochemistry  

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Atomic Absorption Spectrometry · Perkin Elmer 500, Chemistry & Biochemistry · Perkin Elmer 560 AA calorimeter, Chemistry & Biochemistry Cell Sorting and Harvesting · B-D FacsCalibur - cell sorter, CBMG · Cell Ultracentrifuge with Scanning UV/Vis Absorbance and Rayleigh Interference, Chemistry & Biochemistry · Beckman J-6B

Gruner, Daniel S.

471

BIOCHEMISTRY AND NEUROSCIENCE College of Natural Science and Mathematics  

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BIOCHEMISTRY AND NEUROSCIENCE College of Natural Science and Mathematics Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 907-474-5510 www.uaf.edu/chem/ PhD Degree Minimum Requirements for Degree: PhD: 18 thesis credits Biochemistry and neuroscience is an interdepartmental program ad- ministered by the Department of Chemistry

Hartman, Chris

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Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Mississippi Gregory S. Tschumper  

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Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Mississippi Gregory S. Tschumper 3 June 2014 http://quantum.chem.olemiss.edu Introduction to Computational Quantum Chemistry I #12;Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Mississippi to large systems #12;Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Mississippi Scientific Computing Ã?Now

Tchumper, Gregory S.

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Comprehensive Exam  

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Comprehensive Exam Form One Suggested Examination Topics Examination Topics: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Suggested Examiners: 1) Dr. 2) Dr. 3) Dr. 4) Dr. #12;Biochemistry. Dr. 3. Dr. 4. Dr. Exam Chair #12;Biochemistry

Strynadka, Natalie

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Predictors of Nursing Students' Performance in a One-Semester Organic and Biochemistry Course  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In an effort to empower nursing students to successfully persist in chemistry, predictors of success for undergraduate nursing students enrolled in a one-semester organic and biochemistry course were identified. The sample consisted of 308 undergraduate nursing students enrolled in Chemistry 108 (Principles of Organic and Biochemistry) during a period of seven semesters. In this study, Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a nonremedial academic support program offered for Chemistry 108 students. Placement tests in Mathematics, Reading, and English are required of all entering students. The English Placement Test assesses proficiency in analytical reading and writing; the Nelson Denny Reading Test (Form E) assesses the student's understanding of written vocabulary and the mastery of reading comprehension, and the Mathematics Placement Test measures the student's mastery of arithmetic and algebraic calculations. Both demographic and academic variables were examined. For the entire sample, five predictor variables were identified: Mathematics Placement Test score, Chemistry 107 grade (a prerequisite), total number of SI sessions attended, Nelson Denny Reading Test (Form E) score, and age. Predictors for various subpopulations of the sample were also identified. Predictors for students of traditional age were Mathematics Placement Test score, total number of SI sessions attended, and Chemistry 107 grade. The best predictors for continuing education students were Chemistry 107 grade and Nelson Denny Test score.

van Lanen, Robert J.; Lockie, Nancy M.; McGannon, Thomas

2000-06-01

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Updated September 2012 Biochemistry Degree Requirements  

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BI 466 Human Molecular Genetics BI 423 Developmental Genetics of Cancer BI 426 Advanced Molecular & Spectroscopy CH 441 Inorganic Chemistry Lab CH 437 Physical Biochemistry CH 465 Molecular Genetics of Human Genetics BI 424 Developmental Genetics BI 428 Genomic Appl. and Analysis BI 493 Protein Toxins in Cell

Cina, Jeff

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BIOCHEMISTRY CH 462/562 WINTER 2008  

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disruptions will not be tolerated (eg., cell phones beeping, text messaging, video poker, etc.). Use of laptop computers, cell phones, or other electronic devices will not be allowed during class time. #12;BIOCHEMISTRY as spam. Instructors: Tom Stevens (Lectures) Jana Jacobson (Discussion Sessions) Phone: 346-5884 346

Richmond, Geraldine L.

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Annual review of biochemistry, Volume 55  

Microsoft Academic Search

This book consists of articles reviewing Biochemistry. Contents include the following: single stranded DNA binding proteins required for DNA replication;transcription termination and the regulation of gene expression;the role of antisense RNA in gene regulation;biological catalysis by RNA;discontinuous transcription and antigenic variation in trypanosomes;and DNA polymorphism and human disease.

1986-01-01

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Careers in Biochemistry and Genetics Adapted from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Career  

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Careers in Biochemistry and Genetics Adapted from the American Society for Biochemistry, there's the quest to understand the information in DNA, to discover how portions of genetic material. Knowledge emerging from research in genetics and biochemistry will probably have a greater impact on our

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Training Undergraduate Physics Peer Tutors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The University of Wisconsin's Physics Peer Mentor Tutor Program matches upper level undergraduate physics students in small study groups with students studying introductory algebra-based physics. We work with students who are potentially at-risk for having academic trouble with the course. They include students with a low exam score, learning disabilities, no high school physics, weak math backgrounds, and/or on academic probation. We also work with students from groups under represented in the sciences and who may be feeling isolated or marginal on campus such as minority, returning adult, and international students. The tutors provide a supportive learning environment, extra practice problems, and an overview of key concepts. In so doing, they help our students to build confidence and problem solving skills applicable to physics and other areas of their academic careers. The Physics Peer Mentor Tutor Program is modeled after a similar program for chemistry created by the University of Wisconsin's Chemistry Learning Center. Both programs are now run in collaboration. The tutors are chosen for their academic strength and excellent communication skills. Our tutors are majoring in physics, math, and secondary-level science education. The tutors receive ongoing training and supervision throughout the year. They attend weekly discipline-specific meetings to discuss strategies for teaching the content currently being discussed in the physics course. They also participate in a weekly teaching seminar with science tutors from chemistry and biochemistry to discuss teaching methods, mentoring, and general information relating to the students with whom we work. We will describe an overview of the Physics Peer Mentor Tutor Program with a focus on the teacher training program for our undergraduate tutors.

Nossal, S. M.; Jacob, A. T.

2004-05-01

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Computer Science UNDERGRADUATE  

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447 Computer Science UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS The Department of Computer Science provides undergraduate instruction leading to the bachelor's degree in computer science. This program in computer science is accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Board (CSAB), a specialized accrediting body recognized

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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GRADUATE PROGRAM UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS  

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SELF STUDY GRADUATE PROGRAM UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE COLLEGE OF LIBERALARTS TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY March 2007 #12;SELF STUDY GRADUATE PROGRAM UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT........................................................................................ 4 Brief History of Degree Programs and the Department

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Biochemistry Online: An Approach Based on Chemical Logic  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an interactive web-based biochemistry text that I created for my upper division biochemistry class over the past five years. The book - Biochemistry Online: An Approach Basedon Chemical Logic - is based on a unique sequencing and approach to a one semester, or the first of a two semester, biochemistry course. I have published a manuscript describing this new approach. (Jakubowski, H. and Owen, W.G. The Teaching of Biochemistry: An Innovative Course Sequence Based on the Logic of Chemistry, Journal of Chemical Education, 75, 734-736, 1998).

Jakubowski, Henry

2012-02-20

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Synthesis of a Self-Healing Polymer Based on Reversible Diels-Alder Reaction: An Advanced Undergraduate Laboratory at the Interface of Organic Chemistry and Materials Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This laboratory experiment exposes students to the chemistry of self-healing polymers based on a Diels-Alder reaction. Students accomplish a multistep synthesis of a monomer building block and then polymerize it to form a cross-linked polymer. The healing capability of the polymer is verified by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) experiments.…

Weizman, Haim; Nielsen, Christian; Weizman, Or S.; Nemat-Nasser, Sia

2011-01-01

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Introducing Education for Sustainable Development in the Undergraduate Laboratory: Quantitative Analysis of Bioethanol Fuel and Its Blends with Gasoline by Using Solvatochromic Dyes  

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The concept of "Education for Sustainable Development", ESD, has been introduced in a period where chemistry education is undergoing a major change, both in emphasis and methods of teaching. Studying an everyday problem, with an important socio-economic impact in the laboratory is a part of this approach. Presently, the students in many countries…

Galgano, Paula D.; Loffredo, Carina; Sato, Bruno M.; Reichardt, Christian; El Seoud, Omar A.

2012-01-01

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Determination of Mercury in Fish: A Low-Cost Implementation of Cold-Vapor Atomic Absorbance for the Undergraduate Environmental Chemistry Laboratory  

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Mercury is a known neurotoxin that is particularly harmful to children and unborn fetuses. Consumption of contaminated fish is one major route of mercury exposure. This laboratory experiment gives students an opportunity to measure mercury concentrations in store-bought seafood and compare the results to suggested exposure limits. The U.S.…

Niece, Brian K.; Hauri, James F.

2013-01-01

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Synthesis and Small Molecule Exchange Studies of a Magnesium Bisformate Metal-Organic Framework: An Experiment in Host-Guest Chemistry for the Undergraduate Laboratory  

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concepts of host-guest chemistry and size exclusion in porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The experiment has been successfully carried out in both introductory and advanced-level inorganic chemistry laboratories. Students synthesized the porous MOF, alpha-Mg[subscript…

Rood, Jeffrey A.; Henderson, Kenneth W.

2013-01-01

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Metrological traceability in clinical biochemistry.  

PubMed

True and precise routine measurements of quantities of clinical interest are essential if results are to be optimally interpreted for patient care. Additionally, results produced by different measurement procedures for the same measurand must be comparable if common diagnostic decision values and clinical research findings are to be broadly applied. Metrology, the science of measurement, provides laboratory medicine with a structured approach to the development and terminology of reference measurement systems which, when implemented, improve the accuracy and comparability of patients' results. The metrological approach is underpinned by the concepts of common measurement units, traceability of measured values, measurement uncertainty and commutability. Where traceability to the International System of Units (SI units) is not yet realized for a measurand, result comparability may be achievable by other, less ideal, approaches. Measurements are the core activity of clinical laboratories, and clinical biochemists should ensure that patients' results are traceable to the highest available reference. This review introduces and illustrates the principles of metrological traceability, describes its critical importance to improving the quality of patients' results and highlights the need to actively promote traceability in clinical laboratories. PMID:21795407

White, Graham H

2011-09-01

488

Undergraduate Advising Handbook  

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, memory, psychology of language, abnormal psychology, and Aboriginal mental health. These courses engageDepartment Of Psychology Undergraduate Advising Handbook 2013-2014 #12;Dept. Of Psychology Undergraduate Advising Handbook (2013-14), Page 2 Department of Psychology Undergraduate Advising Handbook Table

Peak, Derek

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GIS and Ethics Undergraduate  

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GIS and Ethics in the Undergraduate Classroom GIS and Ethics in the Undergraduate Classroom Sunday, April 18, 2010 #12;GIS and Ethics in the Undergraduate Classroom Presentation Overview · Encroachment of Ethics into Classroom · Relationship of GIS and Ethics · Student Perceptions of Ethics 2

Wright, Dawn Jeannine

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Biochemistry Co-op Program Students from the Biochemistry Co-op Program have conducted work terms in the fields of biochemistry, molecular  

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in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, genetic engineering, toxicology, pharmacology-PAGE Enzyme assays and kinetic analysis Basis techniques in molecular biology Genetic engineering

Hitchcock, Adam P.

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pubs.acs.org/BiochemistryPublished on Web 09/24/2009r 2009 American Chemical Society Biochemistry 2009, 48, 1045710466 10457  

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pubs.acs.org/BiochemistryPublished on Web 09/24/2009r 2009 American Chemical Society Biochemistry§ Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University, 1711 South Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona

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Dr. Ivano Tavernelli Laboratory of Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry  

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CM0702 on "Chemistry with Ultrafast Pulses and Free-Electron Lasers: Looking for Control Strategies: "Chemistry With Ultrashort Pulses and Free-Electron Lasers: Looking for Control Strategies Through "Exact

Cuendet, Michel

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[beta]-Lactamases in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

[beta]-lactamases are hydrolytic enzymes that inactivate the [beta]-lactam ring of antibiotics such as penicillins and cephalosporins. The major diversity of studies carried out until now have mainly focused on the characterization of [beta]-lactamases recovered among clinical isolates of Gram-positive staphylococci and Gram-negative…

Amador, Paula; Prudencio, Cristina; Vieira, Monica; Ferraz, Ricardo; Fonte, Rosalia; Silva, Nuno; Coelho, Pedro; Fernandes, Ruben

2009-01-01

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Student Attitudes towards Laboratory Exercises in Medical Biochemistry.  

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Examines student attitudes towards biochemical experiments and their effect on student learning. Finds that biochemical experiments in the medical curriculum are valuable, but efforts should be directed more towards the development of students' attitudes and approaches to the exercise. (Author/CCM)

Cronholm, Tomas; Hoog, Jan-Olov; Martenson, Dick

2000-01-01

495

Promoting Inquiry-Based Teaching in Laboratory Courses: Are We Meeting the Grade?  

PubMed Central

Over the past decade, repeated calls have been made to incorporate more active teaching and learning in undergraduate biology courses. The emphasis on inquiry-based teaching is especially important in laboratory courses, as these are the courses in which students are applying the process of science. To determine the current state of research on inquiry-based teaching in undergraduate biology laboratory courses, we reviewed the recent published literature on inquiry-based exercises. The majority of studies in our data set were in the subdisciplines of biochemistry, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, and molecular biology. In addition, most exercises were guided inquiry, rather than open ended or research based. Almost 75% of the studies included assessment data, with two-thirds of these studies including multiple types of assessment data. However, few exercises were assessed in multiple courses or at multiple institutions. Furthermore, assessments were rarely based on published instruments. Although the results of the studies in our data set show a positive effect of inquiry-based teaching in biology laboratory courses on student learning gains, research that uses the same instrument across a range of courses and institutions is needed to determine whether these results can be generalized. PMID:25185228

Butler, Amy; Burke da Silva, Karen

2014-01-01

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Promoting inquiry-based teaching in laboratory courses: are we meeting the grade?  

PubMed

Over the past decade, repeated calls have been made to incorporate more active teaching and learning in undergraduate biology courses. The emphasis on inquiry-based teaching is especially important in laboratory courses, as these are the courses in which students are applying the process of science. To determine the current state of research on inquiry-based teaching in undergraduate biology laboratory courses, we reviewed the recent published literature on inquiry-based exercises. The majority of studies in our data set were in the subdisciplines of biochemistry, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, and molecular biology. In addition, most exercises were guided inquiry, rather than open ended or research based. Almost 75% of the studies included assessment data, with two-thirds of these studies including multiple types of assessment data. However, few exercises were assessed in multiple courses or at multiple institutions. Furthermore, assessments were rarely based on published instruments. Although the results of the studies in our data set show a positive effect of inquiry-based teaching in biology laboratory courses on student learning gains, research that uses the same instrument across a range of courses and institutions is needed to determine whether these results can be generalized. PMID:25185228

Beck, Christopher; Butler, Amy; da Silva, Karen Burke

2014-01-01

497

Enhancing Undergraduate Teaching and Research with a "Drosophila" Virginizing System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Laboratory exercises using "Drosophila" crosses are an effective pedagogical method to complement traditional lecture and textbook presentations of genetics. Undergraduate thesis research is another common setting for using "Drosophila." A significant barrier to using "Drosophila" for undergraduate teaching or research is the time and skill…

Venema, Dennis R.

2006-01-01

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An Undergraduate Course in Modeling and Simulation of Multiphysics Systems  

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An overview of a course on modeling and simulation offered at the Nanotechnology Engineering undergraduate program at the University of Waterloo. The motivation for having this course in the undergraduate nanotechnology curriculum, the course structure, and its learning objectives are discussed. Further, one of the computational laboratories

Ortiz-Rodriguez, Estanislao; Vazquez-Arenas, Jorge; Ricardez-Sandoval, Luis A.

2010-01-01

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Chemistry / Biochemistry B.S. Curriculum  

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Chemistry / Biochemistry B.S. Curriculum Freshman Chemistry CHE 133/133L, 134/134L; ENG 131, 132, BIO elective Sophomore Chemistry CHE 231/231L, 241/241L, 331/331L, 332/332L; MTH 233, 234; PHY 241 elective Junior Chemistry CHE 337/337L, 338/338L, 452/452L; CSC 101 or 201, ENG 273, Eng. Lit; Core

Long, Nicholas

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From Biochemistry to Physiology: The Calorimetry Connection  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides guidelines for selecting optimal calorimetric instrumentation for applications in biochemistry and biophysics.\\u000a Applications include determining thermodynamics of interactions in non-covalently bonded structures, and determining function\\u000a through measurements of enzyme kinetics and metabolic rates. Specific examples illustrating current capabilities and methods\\u000a in biological calorimetry are provided. Commercially available calorimeters are categorized by application and by instrument\\u000a characteristics (isothermal

Lee D. Hansen; Donald J. Russell; Christin T. Choma

2007-01-01