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GCAT-SEEKquence

The Genome Consortium for Active Teaching
NextGen Sequencing Group

 

Mission/Goals

  1. Bring functional genomic methods into undergraduate curriculum primarily through independent and classroom based student research using centralized cores to make NextGen sequence data accessible to undergraduates.

  2. Create a Clearing House of Information for educators to use when teaching NextGen sequencing and related topics.

  3. Create large database of raw data and analyzed results for pedagogical use by GCAT-SEEK members

  4. Develop a Global Network of educators using functional genomics and NextGen sequencing in the undergraduate curriculum


    Everyone associated with GCAT-SEEK will be educators working with undergraduates and trying to bring genomics into the curriculum to help students. We often have to figure out things as we go along.

    GCAT-SEEK helps coordinate activities, but you and your students do all the work. You design the experiments, produce, and analyze the samples.

    GCAT-SEEK will help facilitate working with a genome core to obtain raw sequence for you and your students to analyze and work with.

    GCAT-SEEK specifically aims to obtain in-house core prices, software discounts, and mini-grant funds. The network aims to offer advice regarding experimental design, software, and statistical methods, a queue for fitting samples onto 454, Ion Torrent, and SOLiD runs, a database of barcoded primers, methods in educational innovation, and assessment support.

    GCAT-SEEK will complement and collaborate with other GCAT groups, (micorarrays and synthetic biology) to promote the overall GCAT mission.