High school meet Epigenetics
I just spent most of this past week at orientation for the OACIS GK-12 Program and learned some pretty neat things that I thought I would share. For those of you that are not familiar with program, it pairs University of Washington STEM graduate student with a high school teacher in either Seattle or the San Juan Islands for a year of collaborative teaching and lesson plan development and is...
Which fish are ok to eat? - Google Docs →
Ocean Acidification - a new website →
Yesterday we waded through methods. By COB Friday we hope to have methods wrapped up. If so, this gets all a score in the WS target column- woot! Some of the highlights if you missed it were that 1) you need to keep it as straightforward and simple as possible and 2) actual chronology is irrelevant assuming others can repeat the experiment. Looking ahead there is a lot exceptions for the...
State of the Environment Photo Project | Photo... →
Puget Sound Shuffle →
Consider this for all of your negative data.
What is Twitter and Why Scientists Need To Use It.... →
Breaking the “Central Dogma” | Gene Expression |... →
Citizen Science →
There were some recent educational posts, but I just remember we have some great products from FISH441 that Mac created and Caroline touched up this year. Here you can read everything and more about RNA and Protein Extraction, as well as reverse transcription and PCR, so have a look.
The Ultimate Camo: Team to mimic camouflage skill... →
Left to our own devices during the most recent science hour, Pub-a-thon was created. Pub-a-thon was developed as a Google Doc, Wiki, Twitter based platform to work together to help each other move forward, using guilt, shame, and the promise of fun, Pubs, and prizes! Seriously though, anyone is welcome to participate at any level. We will be doing writing workshops every week. (Yes, Pub as...
As a follow-up to the prior post on extraction/RT/PCR, I thought I would provide some other resources for those just starting out. There is some great stuff in the FISH546: Bioinformatics for Environmental Sciences lectures. The first one (<-downloads PDF) has some fundamental molecular biology (plus PLEs!). Image at left is from this lecture. The second lecture is more about sequence...
Breeding A Better Oyster →
Go ahead and hit play, you know you want to.
A question and answer site for bioinformatics →
Key process of evolution proved in the lab
sciencecenter: Modern evolutionary biologists believe that, at the genetic level, natural selection is more complex than just a single mutation leading to a single new trait. Most believe that lots of small, sometimes imperceptible changes in the gene pool of a population lead to aggregate changes over time, especially if a new environmental stress selects for the previously-silent mutations....
SB5.0: the Fifth International Meeting on... →
Providing Societal and Scientific Benefits, one...
COSEE hosted a workshop in SAFS on improving broader impacts with several great sessions. I attended two sessions on social media with one first thing in the morning, given via Skype, that provided a broad overview and specific efforts the center at Rutgers works on. A YouTube video of a presentation by Eric Landers (Why I Teach) was pointed out and is a great watch. The second social session had...
Visualization of omics data for systems biology :... →
Summer quarter is upon us, and with an influx of new persons, I thought I might take the time to talk about we like to call the transcriptional trinity. That is to say almost everything can be broken down to 1) RNA extraction, 2) cDNA synthesis, and 3) PCR. Yes, all of you science nerds are saying “What about epigenetics?”. True, but most newbies are going to start with fresh tissue...
Do you like the new blog format?
Here is a simple poll https://catalyst.uw.edu/quickpoll/vote/sr320/5815 (or you on the BookFace can just leave a comment) btw: blog = http://genefish.tumblr.com/
Improving Your Broader Impacts Workshop June 14,... →
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with 15, 40 and 90 minute sessions offered throughout the day on a variety of topics related to improving your broader impacts. 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Opportunity to socialize and network with colleagues and outreach groups from throughout the region (light snacks and beverages provided). Hosted by graduate students from UW School of Oceanography and School of Aquatic...
Congratulations to our SAFS Grads!
The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences had our Graduation Celebration Friday. There were some great speakers including Sarah Hu as the selected undergraduate speaker. Three of our very own stoners graduated including Jason Tayag, Sonia Albin, and David Berman. Do check out what they have discovered in the realm of telomeres, methylation, and hydroponics, respectively. Best wishes to them in...
Emma's June Goals
Once again, I accomplish my goal of not being the first and only person to post their goals. Most of this and next month will be spent at Friday Harbor Labs TAing the Ocean Acidification course. The course is taught by Michael “Moose” O’Donnell and Terrie Klinger. So my #1 goal is to be a good TA! The ceramide paper is still hanging around, so it needs to be finished up. I...
Lisa Crosson successfully defended her master’s thesis yesterday afternoon, “Development and Application of a qPCR Assay to Assess the Impact of Hematodinium, a Parasitic Dinoflagellate, on Tanner Crab Populations in Alaska.”
Mac's June G-O-A-L-S
This month I am going to be focused on writing up the PROPS next-gen data. I made some pretty graphs in May, so I’ll be writing about said pretty graphs in June. I also have some new hsc70 bisulfite-treated sequence data to look at. I think with the new sequences we’ll have the methylation status of individual cytosines in over half of the gene covering both intronic and exonic...