Although this event is now over, please feel free to browse the links below
to familiarize yourself with the many valuable resources coming out of this workshop.
BEDROCK Project Home Page

Workshop Leaders
Schedule

June 12 -15, 2003

Microbes Count!
A BEDROCK presentation at ASBMB's
Bridges to the Future Annual Program Meeting

Workshop Leaders


John R. Jungck

Principal Investigator, BEDROCK
Principal Investigator, The BioQUEST Project
Editor, The BioQUEST Library
Mead Chair of the Sciences
and Professor of Biology
Biology Department
Beloit College
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Anton (Tony) Weisstein

Bioinformatics Research Associate
BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium
Beloit College

Tony Weisstein is a research associate with the BEDROCK Bioinformatics Project. His primary responsibility consists of developing curriculum materials highlighting the use of mathematical modeling and simulations in evolution, epidemiology, and ecology. He received BAs in Chemistry and Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, his PhD in Evolutionary and Population Biology from the same institution, and recently completed a three-year postdoctoral research project at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.


Theresa (Tia) Johnson

Coordinator, Faculty Collaborations
BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium
Beloit College

Tia Johnson is Coordinator of Faculty Collaborations for the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium and the BEDROCK project, an NSF funded bioinformatics education program focusing on the integration of bioinformatics educational resources into existing curricula and the development of a web-based bioinformatics collaboratory.

For further information, contact Sue Risseeuw (608)363-2012
Schedule

Friday, June 13th

7:00 8:30 AM

Breakfast

8:30 9:00 AM

Welcome and Announcements
The State of Bridges
Irene Ann Eckstrand

9:00 – Noon

Concurrent Workshops (Part I)

  • ESTAR Training
  • ChemConnections
  • Workshop Physics
  • Care and Management of Graduate Programs

BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium:
Microbes Count!

John Jungck
How Do You Know a Microbe When You Find One?:
    Auxonography activity by
    Marion Field Fass (Uses μGCK software)
Epidemiology: Understanding Disease Spread:
    Epidemiology activity by Marion Field Fass (Uses Epidemiology software)

Tony Weisstein
Studying HIV evolution within and between patients
This session will focus on two teaching modules that use the Biology Workbench, an online bioinformatics tool, to analyze two sets of HIV sequence data from the scientific literature. We will use this data to study the relationship between viral evolution and patient immunological function, and to investigate the source of a patient's HIV infection using data from an actual court case.

Tia Johnson
Fractal Dimension and Image Analysis

During this session we will investigate two activities the incorporate image analyses, mathematics, and biological studies. The activities we will study the use of fractal dimension in of bacterial growth and growth of bread mold to demonstrate models of growth.

Noon – 1:30 PM
Lunch

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium:
Microbes Count!

John Jungck
How Do You Know a Microbe When You Find One?:
    Auxonography activity by
    Marion Field Fass (Uses μGCK software)
Epidemiology: Understanding Disease Spread:
       Epidemiology activity by Marion Field Fass (Uses Epidemiology software)

Concurrent Workshops (Part II)

  • ESTAR Training
  • ChemConnections
  • Workshop Physics
  • Care and Management of Graduate Programs

Tony Weisstein
Studying HIV evolution within and between patients
This session will focus on two teaching modules that use the Biology Workbench, an online bioinformatics tool, to analyze two sets of HIV sequence data from the scientific literature. We will use this data to study the relationship between viral evolution and patient immunological function, and to investigate the source of a patient's HIV infection using data from an actual court case.

Tia Johnson
Fractal Dimension and Image Analysis

During this session we will investigate two activities the incorporate image analyses, mathematics, and biological studies. The activities we will study the use of fractal dimension in of bacterial growth and growth of bread mold to demonstrate models of growth.

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Bridges PD Organization Meeting
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Free time

6:00 PM
Dinner
7:00 PM– 9:00 PM
Best Practices Workshop
Facilitator: Woody Neighbors, Univ. of Michigan