It would be nice to design and/or implement cases for teaching core biotechnology concepts such as SDS-PAGE/Western blots, real time RT-PCR, and restriction enzymes. These topics can be challenging for some students, and lectures often are dry… Furthermore, new techniques (e.g., RNAseq) could be taught using cases, but these frequently are not available, shared, or evaluated.
I’m interested in finding good simulations and materials. Please share your experience. Maybe we can work together to develop and evaluate cases in our courses!
Hi, Carlos. I’m interested in developing materials for teaching these techniques also.
Since you mentioned tutorials, here is a tutorial I’ve used for teaching Western Blotting. It includes some mock data for students to analyze:
Also, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News is a great starting point for biotech-related cases.