[BiO BB] Seeking project for a high school student
idoerg at burnham.org
Wed Dec 10 15:33:11 EST 2003
How about a protein sequence colorer? Read a FASTA file, and use
different color schemes based on charge, hydrophobicity, size, polarity.
This could also be turned into a simple hydropathy indexing plot, thus a
primitive membrane protein predictor.
If this sounds like an underkill, apply same idea to a multiple
sequence alignment. Conservation indices etc. may be calculated for
each column. (For a given alignment of course, writing a mutliple
sequence aligner from scratch is definitely *not* a school project :)
This would teach:
1) Simple parsing
2) a lot of protein biochemistry
3) If the secind option is taken, a bit of information theory.
Sook Jung wrote:
> Dear all,
> Can anybody suggest potential bioinformatics projects for a high school
> student for science? He is a bright student -especially good at biology,
> chemistry and mathmatics- but not a lot of programming experience (some
> visual basic).
> Thank you.
> BiO_Bulletin_Board maillist - BiO_Bulletin_Board at bioinformatics.org
Iddo Friedberg, Ph.D.
The Burnham Institute
10901 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel: +1 (858) 646 3100 x3516
Fax: +1 (858) 646 3171
More information about the BBB