Ed's Big Plans

Computing for Science and Awesome

I’m a T.A. Now.

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Brief: Analytical Methods in Molecular Biology is the course that I’ll be TAing this term. It looks like it’ll be a lot of fun. I’m surprised at the amount I remember from my courses at Guelph; I’m also surprised by the amount I’m relearning.

Update: I’ll outline the course here– we discuss the reason to, and how to use synthetic biology in order to identify and characterize genes. Characterization is an intentionally broad word indicating the determination of the putative DNA sequence in question, the range of phenotypes its alleles produce, the mass, charge, solubility of the protein it produces along with catalytic and structural activity etc., and finally some profile generated using various bioinformatics scoring for the labeling of homologues, related structures and sequences etc.. Well, that’s my take on it so far although I likely will revise my understanding of the nature of this course as I progress through it.

My TA partner is Ariana Marcassa who finds herself in her third year of undergrad. I think we’ll make a good team.

Eddie Ma

September 15th, 2009 at 9:20 am

Jason Ernst says...

I know what you mean about the learning, I’m discovering the same thing as I TA for the first time this semester 🙂

Eddie Ma says...

I’m actually very happy about this course… I’ll have to come bother you about which course you TA. Oh hey, that’s right– you’re at Guelph! So you must be doing a computer science course.