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Williams, Jason [1].

DNA Subway: Genomics, DNA Barcoding, and RNA-Seq - Bringing Cutting-Edge Biology into the Classroom.

Educators looking to teach modern molecular biology will benefit from this 1 day workshop introducing DNA Subway; iPlant's educational platform for gene annotation, phylogenetics, and transcriptome analysis. DNA Subway bundles research-grade bioinformatics tools and databases into intuitive workflows - presenting them in an appealing interface modeled on the metaphor of a subway map. "Riding" on any of four different DNA Subway lines, users can predict and annotate genes in up to 150 kb of DNA (Red Line), identify homologs in sequenced genomes(Yellow Line), analyze DNA barcodes and construct phylogenetic trees(BlueLine), and analyze RNA-Seq data (Green Line). DNA Subway is a freeweb-platform developed by the NSF-Funded iPlant Collaborative (www.iplantcollaborative.org). Workshop participants will use DNA Subway to analyze sequence data and learn how to integrate genome analysis into their own teaching. In addition, workshop participants will learn about a novel DNA barcoding lab, an open-ended inquiry based lab in which students identify plants by amplifying, sequencing and analyzing their DNA. Participants will also see how they can use their own (or provided example) transcriptome datasets to introduce and examine RNA-Seq experiments and data.

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1 - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 1 Bungtown Rd., Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 11724, USA, 516-367-5186

Keywords:
Science Education
genome analysis
genome annotation
Genomics
Classroom
Student research
undergraduate
high school
Genomics education
DNA barcoding
RNA-Seq.

Presentation Type: Array
Session: WS01
Location: Marlborough A/Riverside Hilton
Date: Sunday, July 28th, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: WS01001
Abstract ID:30
Candidate for Awards:None


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