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i-1ddce1105470b9bed37568a773a1d912-godzilla.jpg I have to admit, I don't know. But, I do know where you can find out. Dr. Gerard Cangelosi, from the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, will be speaking about tuberculosis, godzilla, and XDR-TB, Monday night, 7 pm at the ... Read more
If you're in Seattle this week, and you're not going to the zoo concert on Wednesday night, you might enjoy this lecture series from the UW Genome Sciences department. We missed the first two talks because of travel, but our college-age daughter and her friend persuaded us to go last Weds. and hear Debbie Nickerson talk about genetics and drugs. Usually these sorts of talks are held during the school year and they're packed with high school students who're getting extra credit for attending and taking notes. This time it was different. We looked around the room ... Read more
i-809faf3c676fa1951370bc49f3f944e4-ball_violinist.jpgNodal point is hosting the eleventh issue of Bio::blogs with two special editions. The first special edition, at Bioinformatics Zen covers tips and tricks for bioinformatics. The second special edition is on personalized medicine ... Read more
for our overly enthusiastic comment filter. Thankfully, a reader alerted me to the problem. I've gone through the spam bucket and you should see them now. My, answers though, may take a little more time.Read more


NASA researchers are learning how to design video games and they're looking for high school students to help. They want students between the ages of 13-18 to play an online computer game about lunar geology and they want high school teachers to help recruit the students. What's in it for the students?
Players are guided through Selene by the director of the Center for Educational Technologies, Chuck Wood, an internationally known lunar geologist who writes a monthly column on the moon for Sky and Telescope and who is the ... Read more
Do you want to learn how to use some cool biotechnology and bioinformatics methods in your college or high school class? If you're on the East coast, the best place to go is the Fralin Biotechnology Conference at Virignia Tech, July 18-21st. (Yes, it's the same Virgina Tech, and that's why I waited to post this announcement). There's something for everyone at this conference. For beginners, there's a pre-conference Biotech Boot camp where you can learn to run gels and clone genes. For instructors with more ... Read more


PZ's morning post about a bear killing a moose in someone's yard (they do live in Alaska, after all), reminded me that it's time to make an announcement about our upcoming course. No, no, no! We're not going to kill any moose on the premises. We're going to learn about the moose and its food, not the moose as its food. But, if you take the course that precedes ours, you might get to see some moose, and you might get to see some ... Read more
Would you like to integrate ethics into your science classroom, but aren't sure which topics to address or teaching methods to use?
Do you feel that ethics is important to include in science education, but feel uncomfortable with your own lack of background knowledge?
Have you observed how students' motivation to learn content increases when science is discussed within its social and ethical context?
Come to the Ethics in the Science Classroom workshop and learn more! Who is this ... Read more
It must be spring. Summer course announcements are popping up everywhere and this site is no exception. Last Friday, I posted an announcement about our summer bioinformatics course in Alaska, June 27-29th. This week, I have a couple more conferences to announce. Naturally, I'll be at both of them, leading hands-on workshops for college and high school teachers in using the technology. Today, I want to tell you about the Bio-Link Summer Fellows Workshop, June 4th-8th Berkeley ... Read more
Registration has opened a bit late this year, but it's always tricky when large programs change hands. The Chautauqua Short Course program for College Teachers is no different. In fact, as far as I know, we may still be waiting for the National Science Foundation to make a final decision on funding. Still, summer is rapidly approaching and I know many of you are making plans for attending summer workshops and squeezing in a bit of vacation time. That's why I think you might like to consider learning bioinformatics in Alaska. ... Read more

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