Pathways Bioinformatics & Biomolecular Center at the City College of New York . Supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Science Education Program and the National Science Foundation . . Core Faculty:
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at the City College of New York
Supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Science Education Program and the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Yuying Gosser, Bioinformatics, Director Dr. Vivian Stojanoff, Synchrotron Crystallography
Brookhaven Natinal Lab, Co-Director
Dr. Peter Brass, Computer Science, Co-Director
Dr. Shubha Govind Molecular Genetics, Co-Director
Dr. David Calhoun Biochemistry
Dr. David K.Gosser, Analytical Chemistry
Marshak Science Building, Room 1102
Tel: 212/650-8870 Fax: 212/650-8339
Email: [email protected]
Pathways Bioinformatics & Biomolecular Center
The mission of this Center is to provide a compelling pathway which empowers undergraduate students with information technology and biomolecular laboratory methods, and engages them in discovery research in the interdisciplinary fields of bioinformatics, molecular genetics and structural biology.
The Center is equipped with:
New courses that engage students
in discovery research in biomolecular science and engineering:
Summer Bioinformatics Workshop: A four week intensive workshop with topics that include: Bioinformatics and Internet resources; the NCBI data model and GenBank database; sequence alignment; phylogenetic analysis; protein structure prediction, homology modeling and visualization; artistic presentation of protein structures and cell events, microRNA; statistical analysis of microarray gene expression data; computer programming and molecular graphics.
Biomolecular Systems Course (Bio31612/Chem31212, Spring Semester):
A laboratory-based course that introduces bioinformatics databases, computational software and modern experimental technologies in molecular genetics and structural biology. This course will focus on the structural basis of biomolecular sciences and ' in silico' experiments. The follow-up bench-top experiments in gene expression, protein purification and structure analysis using NMR and X-ray crystallography will be offered in a summer research course.
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Math Art, programming and molecular graphics (Sci 31401)
This course introduces symmetry, geometric shape and symmetry with classical examples of visual art;
Two general technologies in computer graphics: PostScript and Ray Tracing; visualization and molecular graphics.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Researchers
Each year, the Center will designate undergraduates from the
science and engineering disciplines as Undergraduate Researchers. These students will be supported to participate in the research of the Pathways Bioinformatics and Biomolecular Center, at associated medical institute laboratories, or in the participating faculty members’ laboratories