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All of the material used at Washington University in St. Louis is posted on the main GEP web site: gep.wustl.edu.

The course materials are located under the "curriculum" menu item. 


Materials from GEP partners

This section contains teaching resources generated by GEP partners such as graded homework, bioinformatics tutorials, and exams, answer keys may be provided. Please add any teaching materials that may be useful to other GEP faculty members. More material is also available on many of the individual faculty pages available from the Table of Faculty.

Introduction to the Gene Annotation Process

Dr. Ken Saville and Dr. Gerard McNeil have developed a walkthrough that illustrates the entire GEP annotation process. The walkthrough shows the annotation of the ci gene in D. erecta and also shows the steps required to prepare the annotation report for project submission.


Basic BLAST Exercises

Hui-Min Chung has posted a series of 4 worksheets which can be used as a basic introduction to BLAST and annotation. These are very basic and suitable for use prior to the GEP annotation homework #1 and #2.


Annotation Material

  1. Gary Kuleck from Loyola Marymount has posted a nice set of annotation materials based on his students work on annotation of Drosophila erecta.
  2. In collaboration with Jacob Jibb, Marian Kaehler has written an annotation lab. This lab includes questions of a technical nature as well as deeper "thought questions". It is available both as a Microsoft docX and pdf.
  3. Annotation Activity Part 1 developed by Christy MacKinnon at the University of the Incarnate Word.
  4. Annotation Activity Part 2 developed by Christy MacKinnon at the University of the Incarnate Word.
  5. Gene Annotation Evidence Page developed by Christy MacKinnon at the University of the Incarnate Word.
  6. Project Report Form developed by Christy MacKinnon at the University of the Incarnate Word.

Bioinformatics Tutorials

Information on "Chimp Chunks" a set of chimpanzee genomic regions suitable to annotation curriculum.


BITS (Bioinformatics Tutorial Series) are video tutorials on using BLAST and UCSC Genome Browser available from MIT/Harvard Libraries at libraries.mit.edu/tutorials/video/index.html


Pandemic flu bioinformatics exercise, posted by Bob Moss.  This Word doc file includes screen shots, which you might not need to distribute to students.

Exams