Skip to main content
Western Kentucky University

Genome Discovery Timeline

The NGRI course focuses on freshman and spans the entire freshman year.

 

genome discovery chart


How does the program work?

In the GDEP program you will sign up for a two-semester discovery science course designed to give you an authentic research experience.The course is designed for new undergraduates. The class is limited to 20 students so apply today. It draws on themes and techniques from biology, microbiology, molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics.

Click Here to Apply Today!

Fall Term

Students Isolate and purify bacteriophage from the environment and characterize them using a variety of laboratory techniques including electron microscopy and DNA analysis.

Winter Break

Each class chooses one purified DNA sample to send to the Joint Genome Institute for sequencing.

Spring Term

Students download the genome sequence and use bioinformatics tools to identify genes and regulatory sequences (= genome annotation)

WKU Genome Discovery and Exploration Program

Application

Contact Us

Faculty and Staff

Home

Participants

Photo Gallery

Program Timeline

Related Links

HHMI SEA

NCBI

SEA wiki

WKU Biology

WKU

 

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 9/24/14