Welcome to Biology 1510 for Fall 2016!
Select course readings from the menus above by Module:
- Molecules and Metabolism
- Genes and Genomes
Lecture materials can be downloaded from t-square
Instructions for the group video project will be available later in the term.
View these videos for ideas on what makes an engaging video. As you watch, consider the elements that make each video engaging and how you could use those elements to explain evidence-based concepts (which is one of the goals of this project after all!)
Examples of highly rated and high-scoring group project videos from previous semesters of 1510 and 1520.
Fun Science: Light
Vi Hart: Hexaflexagons
Evolution: It’s a Thing – Crash Course Biology #20 (This one is long, but you’ll get the idea after 5 minutes if you are time-limited.)
The Machine is Us/ing Us
Budding yeast research
Group 14: Mating and Longevity in a Freshwater Snail
The article “Consequences of mating and predation risk for longevity in a snail: abstinence makes the heart beat longer” explores survival and reproduction abilities of a snail throughout its lifetime.
Kate Bullock, Shanee Mortley, Hayriye Polik, Isabella Stubbs
“Bayesian Inference.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2016.
Nowak, R.M. 1999. Walker’s Mammals of the World, 6th edition. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
Rocha, R. G., Y. L. R. Leite, L. P. Costa, and D. Rojas. “Independent Reversals to Terrestriality in Squirrels (Rodentia: Sciuridae) Support Ecologically Mediated Modes of Adaptation.” Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2016): n. pag. Wiley Online Library. Web. 28 Oct. 2016.
“Barrett’s Esophagus: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments.” WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2016.
“Endoscopy: MedlinePlus.” Endoscopy: MedlinePlus. Medline Plus, 2016. Web. 30 Oct. 2016.
“FISH Fact Sheet.” National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). N.p., 2016. Web. 30 Oct. 2016.
Martinez et al. (2016) Dynamic clonal equilibrium and predetermined cancer risk in Barrett’s oesophagus, Nat Commun 7:12158
“National University Cancer Institute, Singapore.” General Information on Esophageal Cancer:: (NCIS). University of Singapore, 2016. Web. 30 Oct. 2016.
There are closed captions embedded in this video, please click CC on the bottom right-hand corner. Thank you.
Script link: http://docs.google.com/document/d/1nksfui1UB2nR6PhNzTy-cqNmGH6ynAzzv_W23KoidxQ/edit?usp=sharing
Video by Group 38. Homing pigeons show flexible leadership hierarchy when the leader is misinformed video. Based on the findings of study by Watts et al.
Isobel Watts, Máté Nagy, Theresa Burt de Perera, Dora Biro (2016), Misinformed leaders lose influence over pigeon flocks. Biol. Lett. 12 20160544; DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0544. Published 13 September 2016
To add closed captions for the video, make sure to click to CC button on the bottom right hand corner of the video.