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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