The Molecular Genetics and Protein Structure and Function Workshop and the CWCS program are supported by NSF Award DUE 0089417 (2001–2004) and Award DUE 0341138 (2004–2007). Workshop instructors for 2001–2004 have included Drs. Giovanni Gadda, Jenny Yang, Mark Germann, and Kathy Grant of Georgia State University; Dr. Ira Lubin of Centers for Disease Control; Dr. Vince Conticelli of Emory University; Dr. Mary Peek of Georgia Institute of Technology; and Drs. Don Price and Cam Muir of University of Hawaii-Hilo.
A participant-oriented, research-based approach for design of a biochemistry workshop for faculty at undergraduate institutions*
Article first published online: 3 NOV 2006
Copyright © 2005 International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
Volume 33, Issue 4, pages 269–273, July 2005
How to Cite
Owen, R. L. and Breyer, E. D. (2005), A participant-oriented, research-based approach for design of a biochemistry workshop for faculty at undergraduate institutions. Biochem. Mol. Biol. Educ., 33: 269–273. doi: 10.1002/bmb.2005.49403304269
- Issue published online: 3 NOV 2006
- Article first published online: 3 NOV 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 13 MAR 2005
- Manuscript Received: 22 DEC 2004
- Undergraduate education;
- molecular genetics;
- protein biochemistry
The Molecular Genetics and Protein Structure and Function workshop is one of a series of workshops offered by the National Science Foundation-funded Center for Workshops in the Chemical Sciences. The workshop provides a hands-on introduction to current topics and techniques in molecular genetics and protein structure/function as applied to undergraduate education. This article describes a unique method for planning such a workshop, namely a participant-oriented approach including research-based lectures and experiments. This approach gives faculty from undergraduate institutions a rich perspective and practical experience in this interdisciplinary field of science, integrating aspects of both molecular biology and biochemistry. An outlook on current cutting edge techniques and the direction of future research in this field may enable the faculty participants to better prepare undergraduate students for careers in the workforce or graduate or professional programs.