Protein Structural Biology in 3D
1 hour $225
In this program, students will learn about the human genetic code and how scientists develop more effective medical treatments based on their knowledge of proteins. Students will examine DNA and protein structures using the same scientific databases as Brookhaven scientists. In out stat-of-the-are 3D theater, students will also view and generate protein models to explore the relationship between protein structure and function.
Objectives: Students will observe and compare protein structures; observe and compare DNA sequences from various groups of modern humans; and utilize scientific tools that are utilized by scientists at the lab and around the world.
Vocabulary: genetic alphabet
(code), protein, amino acids, attributes, traits, sequence, fluoresce, alpha
helix, beta sheets, coils
Last Modified: August 14, 2009