BIOL398-05/S17:Class Journal Week 12

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Cameron M. Rehmani Seraji Reflection Questions

Cameron M. Rehmani Seraji

  1. What is the most valuable thing you have learned by completing this assignment?
    • I would say this assignment has increased my skills and taught me new things about Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. I have learned a lot more about filtering data, making good spread sheets, and running a query. Before doing this assignment, I had never used or even heard of Microsoft Access.
  2. What is not yet clear?
    • We spent class on Tuesday creating the input workbook, but is not clear yet to me what the different sheets in the workbook mean and how we will use them in GRNmap to run the model.

Lauren M. Kelly Reflection Questions

Lauren M. Kelly

  1. What is the most valuable thing you have learned by completing this assignment?
    • The most valuable thing that I have learned by completing this assignment is how to analyze data using YEASTRACT and how to execute a query in Microsoft Access in order to pull out the data on the genes that I needed. I had never heard of Microsoft Access before, and I see now that it can be very useful in data analysis.
  2. What is not yet clear?
    • The meaning behind the connections between the transcription factors is not yet clear, but I'm sure our work with GRNmap will demonstrate the connections and increase my understanding of the project.

Lauren M. Kelly 19:53, 19 April 2017 (EDT)

Conor Keith Reflection Questions

Conor Keith

  1. The most valuable thing I learned is how to efficiently use excel and access to use certain subsets of information.
  2. I am still unsure as to why the production rate formula for the best guess is just two times the degradation rate.

Conor Keith 23:45, 19 April 2017 (EDT)

Margaret ONeil Reflection Questions

Margaret ONeil

  1. What is the most valuable thing you have learned by completing this assignment?
    The most useful thing I learned is how to save time on filtering by using Microsoft Access. I am completely unfamiliar with the program, but will most definitely be using it in the future for other research projects.
  2. What is not yet clear?
    What's not yet clear is how this network will compare to the known wt-strain-based network that exists. I look forward to seeing how the two compare, and how the graph statistics between the two networks might compare.

Margaret J. Oneil 00:25, 20 April 2017 (EDT)

Nika Vafadari Reflection Questions

Nika Vafadari

  1. During the course of this assignment I was able to better understand the many functions of excel, a program I have used several time, but have still not mastered. Furthermore, I was able to learn more about how the GRNmap team generates the gene regulatory networks that are analyzed by the Dahlquist lab. This knowledge has definitely increased my understanding of the research goal of the Dahlquist lab in identifying the transcription factors involved in the early response to cold shock.
  2. While I now know how to generate a gene regulatory network, I am still unsure as to how the data will be used to model the network and how we can be sure that this model is an accurate representation of the relationships between transcription factors and target genes within the cells of yeast.

Nika Vafadari 01:35, 20 April 2017 (EDT):