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I have attached a word doc and pasted below some ideas we came up with today.

Project Ideas

- Extensions to current protocols in the GFP and Protein purification lab

- Infecting bacterial cells with virus and looking at different factors that effect uptake of GFP

- Sorting Genes that are anti-biotic resistance based on transformation

- Determining which genes confer anti-biotic resistance to bacterial cells

- We will refine our ideas more when we work with the Science teacher


- Share his research and how he might prevent HIV infection and how this research is similar to what happens in his lab

- Provide a timeline or historical overview of related science.


- Creating diagrams or illustrations showing what is happening on the cellular level

- Create animations showing the interaction of proteins in cells

- Show / illustrate how a FACS machine works

- Create vids documenting the process or showing the end result.

- A video game showing cellular growth or process

Authentic Audience

- SIA website

- San Diego Science Festival

- Present at the school science fair

- Create an academy presentation event

- Share with HSP students maybe a Peer review

- Set up at an AIDS walk or similar event

Discipline Integration

- Probability and statistics with the DNA

- Conversion of units of measure

- Geometric structure of viruses

- Describe / write about how these viruses affect humans

- Write (functional writing) describing the scientific process used in the project

- Embedding literary elements using a fictional novel about HIV (or disease)

Attachment: Project Ideas.doc (21.00 KB)
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RNA interference (RNAi) and protein knockouts are also current, relevant and interesting to students. Kelly, an undergrad at UCSD, is currently working on a protocol developed by Lindsay: RNAi in C. elegans in promoting a DPY-10 phenotype. Her goal is to make it available through the Biobridge network. Just a thought! DK