Molecular Murder Mysteries and Other Science Games

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This workshop will be Thursday morning in the Clark Kerr Computer lab, 8:45 am - 11:30 am.

Attendees will:

1.  Use Cn3D to solve a mystery and determine how the victim died.

      Practice skills with small protein - Download: pig insulin

      Structures at:

 http://figshare.com/articles/Superimposed_structures_of_cytochrome_C_oxidase/628091

 

2.  Share favorite games for learning science and demonstrate them

3.  Discuss what makes games good and good for learning.

 

 
 
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Presenter affiliation: 
Bio-Link National Center

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Add your favorite science games below

Here are some that I like and that I know about:

Eyewire - a game to help scientists map connections in the brain

FoldIt - a game to help scientists solve molecular structures

 

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More gaming links

RNA folding http://eterna.cmu.edu/game/puzzle/13375/

phylogenetics & sequence alignment, http://phylo.cs.mcgill.ca/

citizen science & identifying animals, galaxies, etc. http://www.zooniverse.org/

a portal of games, http://www.sciencegamecenter.org/

immune attack (immunology) http://immuneattack.org/

Medical mysteries - http://medmyst.rice.edu/

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http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/cells/scale/

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