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Class 19: Project Idea Presentations


The next deliverable for the Final Project is your Project Proposal (see Final Project for details). This is due Friday, 8 April (7:59pm). For teams on the early schedule, this is due on Monday, 4 April (7:59pm) (this is extended from the original deadline, since I forgot to announce this earlier).

For the Project Proposal, you should submit a single PDF file using this form with answers to these questions:

  1. The names of all members of your team.

  2. Title of your project: short description that clearly captures your project idea.

  3. A short paragraph that describes the goal of your project.

  4. A project justification that explains how your planned project is likely to satisfy at least three of the goals above (fun, relevant, technically interesting, useful).

Questions 1-4 are from the Project Idea Submission. If nothing has changed about your answers to these, you can just submit the same answers as you submitted before (hopefully you saved these!). If anything has changed, you should explain how your plans have changed from the original project idea.

  1. State-of-the-art: your understanding of what is already available connected to the goal of your project. This could be other attempts to achieve the same goal (and why you think you can do something better), or work related to similar goals. A good state-of-the-art will include references to specific relevant work. For most types of projects, this would include research papers relevant to your topic.

  2. A project plan that explains the main tasks needed to successfully complete your project and what you will actually do.

  3. A management plan list of your team members and their roles and responsibilities. If your team has more than two people, this should also explain how you plan to coordinate and manage your team.

Project Ideas

These final project ideas were presented today:

  • Joshita Gullanki, Sindhu Mente, Shruthi Nyshadham, The Role of Computational Biology in Prenatal Testing
  • Colin Crowe, The Mystery of Chargaff’s Second Parity Rule
  • Anna Williamson, An Introduction to Connectomics
  • Joshua Devine, Ian Switzer, Ronith Ranjan, New DNA/RNA/Amino Acid File Formats with Biopython Support and a Standalone Python Library
  • Jason Calem, Will Pemble, Gabriel Silliman, Cooper Scher, DNA Profiling with Incomplete Databases
  • Lily Roark, Allison Branch, Toy CODIS: Loci Variation, Matching and Encryption
  • Davis Garwood, Kevin Wen, Identifying Genes in DNA Sequences
  • Mohit Srivastav, Trying to re-create the fractal evolution of gene promoter networks using aggregation
  • Shreyas Gullapalli, Zachary Heidel, Nikhil Aluru, An Analysis of COVID Variants
  • Yuchen Sun, Nafisa Amrula, SARS-CoV-2 Sequence Analysis
  • Harshita Pathipati, Noor Rafiq, Scientific Exploration of Popular American COVID-19 Vaccines and Other Novel Vaccines
  • Alyce Hong, Ife Adetunji, Faisal Refai, David Kim, Eugene Lee, Rachel Lee, Synthesizing Covid Test Information
  • Meghan Anderson, Kathia Crawford, Izzy Shehan, Visualizing and Understanding Olfaction
  • Neil Phan, Alip Arslan, Emil Diaz, Evolve
  • Zachery Boner, Jason Yu, Grant Matteo, SmartSleep
  • Sid Chauhan, Aging and Reversing Aging
  • Marvin Cheng, Computer Vision and Human Vision
  • Joshita Gullanki, Sindhu Mente, Shruthi Nyshadham, The Role of Computational Biology in Prenatal Testing
  • Justin Ngo, Emily Franklin, The Ethics of Gene Editing on Intellectual Disability
  • Brenna Courtney, On Christian Bök’s The Xenotext (Book 1)
  • Tatiana Kennedy, DNA Encoded Library Enumeration
  • Yanjin Chen, Gene network analysis
  • Caroline Linkous, Taylor Brooks, GAPDH Primer Selection: Finding the best primers for targeting the GAPDH gene

The remaining ideas will be presented on Monday:

  • Medhini Rachamallu, Anna Brower, Creation of Synthetic Patient Data
  • Riley Heck, Trophic web modeling using weighted directed graphs
  • Jacob Hilliard, MRI Data Pipeline Builder
  • Raymond Wen, DIY DNA Extraction and Education
  • Ethan Gahm, Peptide Sequencing: A New Project for Computational Biology Students
  • Ho Yeon Jeong, Pawan Jayakumar, A Survey of CRISPR and its Newest Variations and Applications
  • Sion Kim, Sequencing my own genome
  • Emily Buckley, Investigating Heart Disease in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels