Special Learning Opportunities
Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KBRIN)
Berea College is an undergraduate liberal arts college with around 1500 students. Click here to find out more about Berea College.
Expand faculty bioinformatics knowledge and experience
Develop & introduce informatics-inclusive components into the Biology and Chemistry curricula
Institute a summer research program targeting BC freshmen/sophomores with a biomedical-/informatics-/ gene-based focus
KBRIN in the Berea College Science Classroom / Lab
Laboratory Research Project: Enrich, purify, characterize and identify an unknown bacterial isolate of health-related significance. Includes 16S rRNA gene amplification, PCR product purification, DNA sequencing, and BLAST search.
Laboratory Research Project: Amplification, cloning and characterization of human gene sequences. Includes proposal preparation, human genome database usage, primer design, PCR product cloning, and DNA sequencing.
2003 Class: Human Clotting Factor Pathway gene sequences. Bioethics of Genetic Testing discussed
Protein Sequence/Structure Analysis Project
Protein Explorer-based structure analysis
Vector NTI-based sequence analysis
2003 examples: p53, TGFß
2004 examples: Apolipoprotein A1, GFP
Advanced Chemistry Lab (Junior/Senior)
Protein Modeling Project
SGI Octane SE workstation
Accelrys Insight II with CHARM and Biopolymer
Molecular models for cationic anti-microbial peptides
KBRIN Undergraduate Summer Research
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