Presentation Title

Integration Robotics and Bioinformatics in visualizing the process of decoding Amino Acid codes

Advisor Information

Jose Baca

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

6-3-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

6-3-2015 10:30 AM

Abstract

In my research I have created a more interactive method of learning the formation of Amino acids based on the use of a robotic platform and a mobile application. My research is targeting high school students to make their education more interactive, thus learning faster. This research work focuses on the development and integration of a robotic platform with a mobile application that simulate the process of forming Amino acids. The codon is a sequence of three nucleotides that together form a unit of genetic code in a DNA or RNA molecule. The codons are being transported via the messenger Ribonucleic acid (mRNA). The ribosomal RNA (rRNA) binds with the mRNA which create RNA or tRNA which read the three letter code on mRNA or codon. The sequence of codons on the mRNA determines the sequence of amino acids in the protein, which in turn determines the structure and function of the protein. The robotics platform is a robotic arm that receives data from the mobile app and points the corresponding Amino Acid on a table. The student enters in the mobile app an arrangement of three blocks representing each of the codons. The student continues inserting the codon commands into the mobile app until a secret message is discovered. By repeating the process, the student learns about the formation of Amino acids in a more interactive way. The hand-on factor, along with the use of technology facilitates the learning process.

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Mar 6th, 9:00 AM Mar 6th, 10:30 AM

Integration Robotics and Bioinformatics in visualizing the process of decoding Amino Acid codes

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

In my research I have created a more interactive method of learning the formation of Amino acids based on the use of a robotic platform and a mobile application. My research is targeting high school students to make their education more interactive, thus learning faster. This research work focuses on the development and integration of a robotic platform with a mobile application that simulate the process of forming Amino acids. The codon is a sequence of three nucleotides that together form a unit of genetic code in a DNA or RNA molecule. The codons are being transported via the messenger Ribonucleic acid (mRNA). The ribosomal RNA (rRNA) binds with the mRNA which create RNA or tRNA which read the three letter code on mRNA or codon. The sequence of codons on the mRNA determines the sequence of amino acids in the protein, which in turn determines the structure and function of the protein. The robotics platform is a robotic arm that receives data from the mobile app and points the corresponding Amino Acid on a table. The student enters in the mobile app an arrangement of three blocks representing each of the codons. The student continues inserting the codon commands into the mobile app until a secret message is discovered. By repeating the process, the student learns about the formation of Amino acids in a more interactive way. The hand-on factor, along with the use of technology facilitates the learning process.