Bioinformatics workshop Olivia Swan Neah Bay June 21-25, 2004
The Ride Here!!!! • At first Lesly and I met Ching-Pa and Lin Hia at the Museum • After we left Neah Bay we went to pick up Cynthia at Sappho • We went to catch the ferry and there was a long line to get there and people were getting mad at the people that work there at the ferry • After we got off the ferry we went to a real Chinese restaurant and Lesly had squid (really nasty) • After we left the restaurant we started are way to Richland and we all fell asleep • We got here in Richland at 3:30 in the morning and I didn’t go to sleep until 4:30 in the morning
The workshop Begins • When we got here in the college Chuck handed out packets and a binder for our papers we also got a book called The guide to genetics which is written by Larry Monick and Mark Whellis • After the packets were handed out there was a couple of slide shows that was like a review of biology, which described the proteins, inherited traits, heredity, chromosomes, and mutation.
The first thing I learned before we started The first thing I learned on this day was every ones names and where they were from. I also learned how to speak to everyone without being shy to them.
Today during the workshop I started to read a little bit of The Cartoon Guide to Genetics and it is really funny and fun to read unlike the biology and advanced biology books in school.
The introduction to Heredity Heredity is a trait that is passed from the parent to the offspring and helps determine the eye color, hair color, and weather your hair is straight or curly.
Proteins • The total nitrogenous material in plant or animal substances • Definition-complex structure that has high molecular weight composed of amino acids linked together by peptide bonds
The Double Helix • The double helix consists of hydrogen bonds, Cytosine, Guanine, Adenine, and Thymine • If you were to take the double helix apart it would look like its unzipping like a zipper • It consists of a pair of polynucleotide strands connected by hydrogen bonds • Definition of double helix-double spiral of DNA
Cell Reproduction • In cell reproduction the cell divides and becomes symmetry (or the same as the other) and does this through out the human body
Day two of the workshop For today our Guest speaker was Steven Pechous
NCBI • Today we discussed National Center for Biotechnology information (NCBI) which was established in 1988 as part of the National Library of Medicine
What I learned on this day • I learned how to go onto the NCBI web site and look at new books and things like that • I also learned about GenBank, Blink and BLAST, plus the Genomic resources • I also learned not to be shy to ask a question
What I learned about the web site Going through the NCBI web page we learned to use the tools and the database in the biology curriculum.
Day three of the workshop The guest speaker today is Willem Rensink
Willem taught us to go onto the TIGR website a compare different things like the potato and the tomato. I learned that they are so similar to each other which is really cool because I compared the Rat to a Mouse and are so similar to. To compare the sequences to see the similarities is a lot of fun, it showed me that learning a new thing could be fun and it was.
This is something that Willem showed us in his presentation pick individual clones T3 T7 cDNA library in E. coli template prep - - - ________________ insertin pBluescript Making a library
Day Four of the workshop Guest speaker George Vandemark
Phytophthora Root Rot • Phytophthora root rot causes the plant to slowly develop • Its causes the plant to be susceptible • The plant will be able to get sick very easily and it has a funny color compared to a healthy plant
Another guest speaker Ted Kisha National Plant Germplasm System
National Plant Germplasm System In this part of the slide show it discusses that through GRIN they take it and evaluate it and regrow it and distribute the plant when they have enough to maintain this plant so it will exist for a long time. The database contains over 450,000 discrete accessions.
Another thing that he discussed was where certain things were planted like in Palms, Alaska they grow Yarrow, Northern Reed grass, Sedge grass, and toadflax. In Hilo, Hawaii they grow Bananas, Breadfruit, macadamia nuts, and passionflower. In Aberdeen, Idaho they grow National small grains collection (wheat/barley). In College Station, Texas they grow cotton and Hickory. These are just some of the places that grow certain plants in there area. This is a way to preserve plants so they don’t go extinct.
The thing that most interests me is when he told us about the Green House and the cold storage facilities to preserve plants.
Bioinformatics workshopof June 21-25, 2004 • Speakers • Dr. Chuck Brown with two slide shows • Dave Culley he showed videos • Steven Pechous with two slide shows • Willem Rensink with a slide show • Ted Kisha with a slide show • Timothy M. Straub with a slide show