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"FoldIt!: Proteins, DNA, and the Origami of Life" Wk#6

Northwest Association for Biomedical Research - University of Washington

Monday, August 11, 2014 - Friday, August 15, 2014
University of Washington South Campus Center Room #303, 308,309 SeattleWA  98198-2350
Monday, August 11, 2014 - Friday, August 15, 2014
University of Washington South Campus Center Room #303, 308,309 SeattleWA  98198-2350

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What's Included

The way a protein folds onto itself determines its personality. It could also determine its behavior in potentially eradicating disease. How does a citizen scientist contribute? Developed by UW Department of Biochemistry, the Foldit online video game and UW Center for Game Science join students to illuminate functional elements of specialized proteins, and well, solve puzzles. The game is to fold as well as possible, using amino acid chemical mechanisms to make it work – or not - but what are those? Campers use scientific method and trial and error recording results via journal. Student projects will be shared at the expo, with researchers using high-scoring solutions to apply to actual shapes in the real world. Emphasis: Observation, biochemistry, gaming and puzzles, molecular biology, mathematics, problem-solving

About This Organizer

The Northwest Association for Biomedical Research is a 501 c3 non-profit membership/educational organization established in 1989 to promote the public understanding of the implications and applications of biomedical research. Our work centers on supporting excellence in science teaching, building connections between scientists and students, and strengthening the research community. 

Vision: NWABR is the Northwest’s leading voice for understanding and integrity in biomedical research

NWABR Mission: Promotes the understanding of biomedical research and its ethical conduct

Mission advances the understanding and support of biomedical research by:

  • promoting awareness of the values, principles and ethical issues in biomedical research
  • empowering citizens and leaders to make informed choices about biomedical research
  • building community across the Northwest’s scientific and educational institutions
  • creating an environment where research flourishes
  • NWABR Camp BIOmed is inspired by the success of our former NIH SEPA funded Student Research Fellows program (https://www.nwabr.org/events-programs/student-events/student-research-fellows), our goal is to inspire students to consider a career in biomedicine, biotechnology or bioengineering through immersion in the biomedical research community.

    At NWABR our Camp BIOmed is a core education program as the educational experience provides the opportunity for NWABR and its carefully selected partners to inspire young people (grades 10-12) to formulate their understanding of biomedical research and its ethical conduct. 

Organizer Info

  • Northwest Association for Biomedical Research

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University of Washington South Campus Center Room #303, 308,309 SeattleWA  98198-2350
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