VIRTUAL LABORATORY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY TEACHING SOFTWARE
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We will continue development of our
Cybertory Virtual Molecular Biology Laboratory software, and create
accompanying instructional materials. New modules will work together to support
a wide range of virtual experiments. We will develop exercises in the context
of existing undergraduate molecular biology and genetics courses. Using an
iterative approach, results from ongoing educational evaluations will guide the
development of software and curricular materials to tailor the product to the
educational needs of this audience.
I. Additional modules will support Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), ligation,
cloning, blotting, band isolation, library screening, hybridization, microarray
assays, and mapping transcribed regions of genomes.
II. Code optimization will focus on refactoring and designing code in a
modular, easily maintainable object oriented framework.
III. Exercises in the virtual laboratory will include topics in agriculture,
forensics and medicine.
IV. Evaluation of the exercises as teaching tools will be used both to provide
feedback to developers during development, and summatively to assess the final
V. Plans for commercialization center around growing a large worldwide audience
by making the basic simulator and example exercises available at no charge on
the Web. Added-value products will include exercise workbooks, server software
licenses, and workshop services.
PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: NOT AVAILABLE
Small Business Information at Submission:
ATTOTRON BIOSENSOR CORPORATION
ATTOTRON BIOSENSOR CORPORATION 106 E ADAMS ST, STE 210 CARSON CITY, NV 89706
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