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Course name
Chemistry 378
Hunter College
Content Expert
Ian (Wiki Ed)
Course dates
2017-01-30 00:00:00 UTC – 2017-05-25 23:59:59 UTC
Approximate number of student editors

Biochemistry Lab

Student Assigned Reviewing
Dayannib 4-Nitrophenol, Anion-exchange chromatography 4-Nitrophenol, Anion-exchange chromatography
Sonia1280 Lysozyme Lysozyme
Kathedenza Polymerase Chain Reaction, Mitochondrial DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction, Mitochondrial DNA
Axiao12 DNA, Transformation (genetics), DNA ligase Alkaline phosphatase
TetianaTaran Diethylaminoethyl cellulose Diethylaminoethyl cellulose
SwikritiPanth Polymerase Chain Reaction Polymerase Chain Reaction
Waffles2427 Beta-galactoside permease Galactosidases
Raabiaanwar Affinity Chromatography Affinity Chromatography
Leorfranco Diethylaminoethyl cellulose Diethylaminoethyl cellulose
Emlau Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis
NajDee18 Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis
Inahmoud Van der Waals, Electron Transport Chain Alkaline Phosphatase, Ammonium sulfate
Ronmav12 Alkaline phosphatase Alkaline phosphatase, Elevated alkaline phosphatase
Heydi Dutan
JuneYoo Lac operon
Olga ivanova Alkaline Phosphatase Galactosidases, Uncoupling protein
Joyspark PCR, Polymerase chain reaction, DNA ligase, Restriction enzyme Polymerase chain reaction, DNA ligase, Restriction enzyme
Fouadrabah Transformation (genetics) Transformation (genetics)
Sbudhoo11 DNA polymerase I DNA ligase
Ytrusova Tetraloop Tetraloop
Andrew.Tang88 Absorbance Absorbance
Whitfrye92 Willem Johan Kolff Dialysis
Sevara.abzalova 2-oxoglutarate (2OG)-dependent dioxygenases 2-oxoglutarate (2OG)-dependent dioxygenases
Kimn370 BamHI
Korobenkoj Collagen
Tamarabova Para-Nitrophenylphosphate Spheroplast
Kelinwalsh Bovine Serum Albumin
Nazir830 Electron transport chain Electron transport chain
Japneet68 Uncoupling protein Uncoupling protein
Miza04 Bradford protein assay Bradford protein assay
Timlau101 Campylobacter coli Campylobacter coli
Zzhao524 Polymerase chain reaction Polymerase chain reaction
Lista.islam60 Immunophilins Immunophilins
Yz175 Sparsomycin Campylobacter coli
Azaman4716 Coomassie Brilliant Blue
Sapnapunj Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis
Rumman1995 Chromatography, Molecular cloning Chromatography
Varrianoj Affinity Chromatography Spectrophotometry
Sabeenarif10 Gel electrophoresis
Kashafn Alkaline phosphatase Alkaline phosphatase
Farhana098 Van der Waals force Van der waals force
DanielleG28 Polymerase chain reaction
Hamna10 Glycolysis
R3V1TA Spectrophotometry Spectrophotometry
Marietheresa Ammonium Sulfate Precipitation Ammonium Sulfate
Biochemlab Immunophilins
Dmish95 Affinity Chromatography Affinity Chromatography
YogitaK6 Chromatography Chromatography
Mzh0015 Chemiosmosis, Cell cycle Chemiosmosis, Cell cycle
Daisy.v.leon Alkaline phosphatase, Polymerase chain reaction, DNA
Juuicebox Chromatography
Tinabrodnikova Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis
Sluqa94 Escherichia coli Escherichia coli
Michaelmazzeo25 Spectrophotometry Spectophotometry
Sherapg Restriction enzyme Affinity chromatography
Lorenavako Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, Galctosidases
Mbalaguera623 Raman Spectroscopy Bradford assay
Kj0367 Isoelectric point Isoelectric point
Yasir32 Collagen Affinity chromatography
Mini6351x Bradford protein assay, Chromatography
Ngan.nguyen1995 Restriction endonucleases Fructose 2,6-bisphosphate
Saimsiddiqui Phthalocyanine, Porphyrin Phthalocyanine, Porphyrin
Stephanieshimon Spectrophotometry, Anion Exchange Chromatography Spectrophotometry, Anion Exchange Chromatography
Mgarr2017 Chromatography Chromatography
Andrewfu94 Glutamine synthetase, Deoxyribonuclease, Chorismate mutase Glutamine synthetase, Glycolysis, Deoxyribonuclease
Mdavydova Metalloprotein Metalloprotein
Shrishamaskey Beta-galactosidase, Chromatography Beta-galactosidase, Chromatography
Angie32495 Raman Spectroscopy
Vikslick1995 Polymerase Chain Reaction, Coomassie Brilliant Blue Coomassie Brilliant Blue
Asarpal Dialysis (biochemistry), Spectrophotometer Dialysis (biochemistry)
Arjay Oblea
Sbasdeo Lactose permease
Shadmort Restriction digest, Plasmid, Photolyase
Gprvlrr Bradford Protein Assay Bradford Protein Assay
Mandeepsingh12 Tetraloop Tetraloop
Someoneskid Uncompetitive inhibitor
R sankar
SubigyaKarmacharya Electron transport chain Electron transport chain
Mzsadik Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy
Ssmimx Tetraloop
Nycmandy7 Carbohydrate dehydrogenase
Ankita5195 DNA ligase DNA ligase
Nirvanaislam Alkaline phosphatase
Yang ZhangHunter TP53-inducible glycolysis and apoptosis regulator Enzyme assay
Vicky.mai36 Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, Bradford Protein Assay Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, Absorbance
Ryansankar Ion chromatography Recombinant DNA
Asamulak Uncompetitive inhibitor Uncompetitive inhibitor


Week 3

Course meetings
Monday, 20 February 2017
In class - Wikipedia essentials

  Introduction to how Wikipedia will be used in the course  

Handout: [ Editing Wikipedia

Assignment - Practicing the basics

  Practice Assignment

  • Create a Wikipedia account and join this course page.  
  • Complete the introductory training modules. During this training, you will make edits in a sandbox and learn the basic rules of Wikipedia.  
  • Explore topics related to your topic area to get a feel for how Wikipedia is organized. What areas seem to be missing? As you explore, make a mental note of articles that seem like good candidates for improvement.

Week 4

Course meetings
Monday, 27 February 2017
Editing basics

  During the library workshop we'll discuss:

  • Understanding Wikipedia as a community, we'll discuss its expectations and etiquette.
  • Basics of editing  
  • Anatomy of Wikipedia articles, what makes a good article, how to distinguish between good and bad articles  
  • Collaborating and engaging with the Wiki editing community  
  • Tips on finding the best articles to work on for class assignments

Assignment - Exploring the topic area

Review Wikipedia articles and think about Wikipedia articles related to your biochemistry labs that are missing or could use improvement.

Here is a list of stub articles to review: . The article you choose to edit must be related to one of your labs.


All students have Wikipedia user accounts and are listed on the course page.

Assignment - Add to an article

  Practice Assignment

  • Add 1–2 sentences of new information, backed up with a citation to an appropriate source, to a Wikipedia article related to biochemistry.


Be prepared to explain close paraphrasing, plagiarism, and copyright violations on Wikipedia.

Supplementary training: [ Sources and Citations

Week 5

Course meetings
Monday, 6 March 2017
Assignment - Choosing your article


  • Your instructor has created a list of potential topics for your main project. Choose the one you will work on.  If you would like to work on a different topic, you must get the article approved the instructor.
  • Compile a bibliography of relevant, reliable sources and post it to the talk page of the article you are working on. Begin reading the sources. Make sure to check in on the talk page (or watchlist) to see if anyone has advice on your bibliography.
Assignment - Wikipedia culture and etiquette


  • If you haven't already, review training about Wikipedia culture and etiquette  and (optionally) sandboxes and how to use them.  
  • Post any questions you have about Wikipedia culture/etiquette and sandboxes to Blackboard.

Week 6

Course meetings
Monday, 13 March 2017
Assignment - Drafting starter articles


  • If you are starting a new article, write a 3–4 paragraph summary version of your article—with citations—in your Wikipedia sandbox. If you are improving an existing article, create a detailed outline reflecting your proposed changes, and post this for community feedback, along with a brief description of your plans, on the article’s talk page. Make sure to check back on the talk page often and engage with any responses.  
  • Continue research in preparation for expanding your article.

All students have started editing articles or drafts on Wikipedia.

Week 7

Course meetings
Monday, 20 March 2017


  • Expand your article into a complete first draft.


  • You should have made substantial edits to your article. You can move your article out of your sandboxes and into Wikipedia's main space.  
  • A general reminder: Don't panic if your contribution disappears, and don't try to force it back in.  
    • Check to see if there is an explanation of the edit on the article's talk page. If not, (politely) ask why it was removed.  
    • Contact your instructor or Wikipedia Content Expert and let them know.

Assignment - Moving articles to mainspace


  • Move your sandbox articles into main space.  
    • If you are expanding an existing article, copy your edit into the article. If you are making many small edits, save after each edit before you make the next one. Do NOT paste over the entire existing article, or large sections of the existing article.  
    • If you are creating a new article, do NOT copy and paste your text, or there will be no record of your work history. Follow the instructions in the "Moving out of your sandbox" handout.  
  • Begin expanding your article into a comprehensive treatment of the topic.

Week 8

Course meetings
Monday, 27 March 2017
Assignment - Continue improving articles


Do additional research and writing to make further improvements to your article, based on your classmates' suggestions and any additional areas for improvement you can identify.

Week 9

Course meetings
Monday, 3 April 2017

Students have finished all their work on Wikipedia that will be considered for grading.

Assignment - Final article
  • Add final touches to your Wikipedia article.

Handout: Polishing your article