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Abstract Details (PID = P171)
Title:Exploring Protein Structure-Function in the Context of West Nile Virus in Northern Illinois (P171)
Description:Mosquito-borne illnesses are a worldwide health issue - even in Illinois! This workshop will demonstrate how the phenomenon of recent West Nile Virus infections and deaths in Northern Illinois can be used to introduce and explore protein structure-function relationships. We'll explore the molecular interactions (polarity, hydrophobicity) that guide protein folding, enzyme-substrate specificity, inhibition of enzyme action, molecular interactions in drug design and evolution of drug resistance. These resources can be interwoven with a problem-based learning activity centering on West Nile in Northern Illinois that will be provided to participants. We'll use interactive schematic models and accurate physical models of protein structure to explore these topics in hands on-minds on activities that will make connections among multiple topics in your curriculum. Models used in the workshop are available for loan from the MSOE Model Lending Library; borrowers only pay for return postage.
Subject:General Science Teaching Topics
Intended Audience:HS Biology
Aligned with NGSS:Yes
NGSS Level:Any Level - Presentation applicable to attendees at any level of NGSS Experience.
Type of Presentation:Hands-On - Attendees will be actively engaged, working in groups, etc.
Primary Presenter Detail
Presenter - 1 / Title:Margaret Franzen, Pgrm Dir, Ctr for BioMolecular Modeling
School/Organization:Milwaukee School of Engineering
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Schedule Details
Room:101-C
Day:Mon
Time:10:30 AM
Length:50 min
Room Setup:Classrm - Flat / 60 people