Bioinformatics seminar – BGSU – Fall 2012 Background questions ...

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Bioinformatics seminar


BGSU


Fall 2012

Background questions

Please take a minute to fill out your answers to these questions.

1.

Your name:

2.

Circle one:
Undergraduate / Gra
duate student / Faculty / Other

3.

For undergraduates, your class year. For graduate
students, master’s or PhD level:

4.

For undergraduates, your major or double majors. For graduate students, your department:

5.

What programming experience do you already have?

a.

Have you written a for loop, if statement, and a while loop?

b.

Have you designed and w
ritten your own program (not just typed in a program someone gave you)?

c.

Indicate which programming language
s you have written code in, if any:

i.

C or C++

ii.

Java

iii.

BASIC

iv.

Perl

v.

Python

vi.

Javascript

vii.

PHP

viii.

Other (please list):

6.

What molecular biology background do you have
?

a.

Can you explain some of the roles of DNA, RNA, and proteins in a cell?

b.

Can you explain how DNA is copied?

c.

Can you explain how RNA is transcribed from DNA?

d.

Can you explain what a ribosome is?

e.

Can you explain how mRNA is translated into a chain of amino
acids?

f.

Can you explain something about the three
-
dimensional structure of proteins?

g.

Can you explain the basic facts of evolution?

h.

Can you explain what a phylogenetic tree is?

i.

Can you explain what a multiple sequence alignment is?

7.

Please use a few sentences

to explain what
brings you to the bioinformatics seminar.

“Just curious” is OK.
“Interested in a Choose Ohio First scholarship” is OK. Job opportunities, research opportunities, all OK. Of
course your answer to this question may change over time.




8.

W
hat are you most interested in getting out of the Bioinformatics seminar?