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ERIC Number: EJ941011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Jmol-Enhanced Biochemistry Research Projects
Saderholm, Matthew; Reynolds, Anthony
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n8 p1074-1078 Aug 2011
We developed a protein research project for a one-semester biochemistry lecture class to enhance learning and more effectively train students to understand protein structure and function. During this semester-long process, students select a protein with known structure and then research its structure, sequence, and function. This project culminates with students preparing their own Jmol-enhanced Web site that both visualizes their chosen protein's structure and explains its function. All students were able to successfully produce a Web site regardless of prior experience. Compared with previous students who wrote a standard research paper, students involved in this project were more enthusiastic about biochemistry and ended the semester with a better appreciation of the connection between protein structure and protein function. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A