Suzanne Duce had been invited up to Elgin Academy to run a Jalview Schools Workshop with the Higher and Advanced Higher Biology classes. But this had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Undeterred, the Jalview team ran the course remotely using Blackboard Collaborate. On Friday 12th June, Mungo Carstairs, Ben Soares and Suzanne Duce logged on and hosted the course with the students. We would like to thank Mrs Gordon and her staff for the invitation and their support.
On Saturday 14th September at the School of Medicine, Jalview took part in Dundee's Doors Open Day. Visitors tried out the new ‘Visualising DNA, RNA & Proteins’ Jalview School Workbook. The exercise that identified the genetic mutation responsible for sickle cell anaemia using Jalview’s DNA/protein split-screen viewer proved very popular.
Jalview’s newest member Ben Soares visited St Columba's RC Primary School in Cupar on Tuesday 2nd April. Ben spoke to around fifty 8-9-year-olds in the P4 and P4/5 classes about computers, coding and computational biology. Ben fired up Jalview to compare a Tyrannosaurus Rex protein in the PDB with those from other species.
The school tweeted some great photos from his visit www.twitter.com/StColumbasRCPS/status/1113902790953373698.
On Friday 2nd February, Suzanne Duce visited Seaview Primary School in Monifieth, Angus. She had a question and answer session with a Year 7 class. Then talk about her research and gave practical demonstration of Jalview.