Due Mar. 30th: Protein Perspectives Project

PDB_1m8n_EBIThere are a lot of proteins out there in the biological world. We’ve barely scratched the surface, so this mid-semester project will take you a little deeper into the nature of proteins.

Pick a protein that interests you and work through the following…


  • Find an image of this protein’s function.
  • How large is this protein? What kind of shape does it have?
  • What are the different levels of protein structure like?

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In Class Feb. 22: maple sugaring & protein folding

In the Climate Wisconsin video below, what connections to topics mentioned in chapter 3 of Biology can you spot?

How are carbohydrates involved? What roles are they playing? As a maple tree is getting ready for spring, what kind of reaction that we’ve seen in the reading is taking place?  Continue reading