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by kwijiborjt
April 9th, 2011, 7:18 am
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 334
Views: 35739

Re: Protein Modeling C

you type 'undo' :P
by kwijiborjt
April 6th, 2011, 9:47 pm
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 334
Views: 35739

Re: Protein Modeling C

Two people can definitely do the event... one has to do the test and the other does the computer/modeling. But it doesn't hurt to have a third.
by kwijiborjt
April 4th, 2011, 8:05 am
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 334
Views: 35739

Re: Protein Modeling C

Methionine is not always the first residue in a mature protein. It is the first residue in a protein as it's translated, but post translational modification and cleavage of proteins is common.
by kwijiborjt
March 30th, 2011, 7:53 am
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 334
Views: 35739

Re: Protein Modeling C

The event isn't about all proteins, it's about the topic for that year. Proteins related to iPS cell programming are what you should study. In a broader sense, general principles of protein biochemistry are also useful (bonding, levels of structure, the kinds of amino acids and interactions between ...
by kwijiborjt
March 29th, 2011, 6:44 am
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 334
Views: 35739

Re: Protein Modeling C

Yeah, a residue and an amino acid are the same thing for the purposes of this event. It's called a residue when it's part of a protein because it's lost a water molecule during dehydration synthesis, and is technically not an amino acid anymore. The amine group and the carboxyl group have reacted wi...
by kwijiborjt
March 23rd, 2011, 2:09 pm
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 334
Views: 35739

Re: Protein Modeling C

I think the chat about the exams and specifics of the pre-builds should be kept to a minimum on this board. This is definitely my fault for talking about my scoring guidelines. Balancing transparency and fairness between states is tricky. To find hydrogen bonding residues, I took a close look at all...
by kwijiborjt
March 21st, 2011, 3:45 pm
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 334
Views: 35739

Re: Protein Modeling C

Yeah there was a mistake. I am at Yale so it was probably about me, but I didn't win this event. I'm a senior now and this is only the second year of the event. I'm not sure if i'm running it next year. The competition won't be at West Point next year, because they're doing renovations. I also don't...
by kwijiborjt
March 21st, 2011, 9:30 am
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 334
Views: 35739

Re: Protein Modeling C

I modified the rubric handed down from on high. The rubric they gave me had four additions suggested and gave latitude for up to 3 points each for any other additions at my discretion. There is a cap on how many creative addition points you can get. Under their scheme it was 12, under mine it was 13...
by kwijiborjt
March 20th, 2011, 5:04 pm
Forum: 2011 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: New York 2011
Replies: 1072
Views: 65750

Re: New York 2011

Yeah, having just graded an event I can tell you that there's lots of room to make mistakes. It can be a grueling process depending on the event. They should be more open to appeals, especially for teams that are on the borderline of making nationals. I've caught scoring mistakes for my team at comp...
by kwijiborjt
March 20th, 2011, 4:57 pm
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 334
Views: 35739

Re: Protein Modeling C

A more effective way to study would be to read extensively about the topic and study science concepts that are relevant to iPS cells in general and also to the structure and function of the assigned proteins. This is also a good principle to guide your creative additions. There were a lot of wonderf...

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