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Thursday, January 4 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Bioinformatics in the Classroom W12

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In this session we will demonstrate how you can bring bioinformatics activities into the classroom using free resources from the website www.yourgenome.org. These resources are suitable for A-level students.
This will be a workshop that walks the participants through the activities and gives them the opportunity to try out each activity. Three activities will be show cased:
Function Finders BLAST: an activity where a DNA sequence is translated into a protein sequence which can be used to search the UNIPROT database.
MRSA gene hunt – use a flash-based app to compare the genes of two strains of Staphylcoccus aureus bacteria
BRAF and COSMIC – an activity where students have to identify a cancer mutation from DNA sequence data and find out more about it on the COSMIC database

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Francesca Gale

Education Development Lead, Welcome Sanger Institiute
I am the Education Development Lead at the Wellcome Genome Campus – the home of the Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute. I am responsible for the education programme on and off campus. I work with scientists to develop engaging resources for school students... Read More →

Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm GMT