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2016-2017 Science Olympiad

Protein Modeling Event Kits

Although the Protein Modeling Event will not be offered at the National Science Olympiad Tournament in 2017 or 2018, it is continuing as a featured trial event for the next two years. You may wish to explore the event with your students even if your school does not participate in Science Olympiad.

The 2016-2017 challenge features two proteins found on the surface of the influenza virus. Hemagglutinin (HA) is the most important player in the infectious ability of influenza. Neuraminidase is an important target for antiviral medications.

If you intend to participate in competition, please confirm that your Regional and State Science Olympiad are holding protein modeling events before purchasing kits. Handling fees will apply for any returns to 3D Molecular Designs.

Pre-Build Kits

We sell Pre-Build Kits for your convenience. Materials in the kit can be reused for each event this season. The 2017 Pre-Build Model should represent amino acids 1-160 of chain B of the influenza hemagglutinin protein based on the PDB file 5hmg.pdb. Visit the MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling's (CBM) website for a variety of resources to help you hone your protein structure and modeling skills, including the Pre-Build Kit's visualization environment.

Practice Kits

Practice Kits simulate the competition environment and are modeled after the 2015-2016 Regional On-Site Competition. The 2017 Practice Model should represent amino acids 253-317 of chain A of the protein DOPA decarboxylase based on the PDB file 1js3.pdb. Practice Kit story, sample exams and online competition environment are among the materials you will find on the CBM's website.

A 3D-printed plaster version of the Practice Model is also available for purchase.

Invitational On-Site Kits

Tournament directors and event supervisors, please contact 3DMD or call 414-774-6562 to order Invitational On-Site Kits and Invitational Test Materials (plaster models and exam materials). Refer to prices and product codes listed in the right-hand column.

A 3-D printed plaster model comes with the Invitational Test Materials.

State and Regional Kits

The MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling provides Regional and State Kits, Exams and Judging Materials free of charge.

Tournament directors and event supervisors should visit the CBM's website to sign up for these event materials.

Product Details

 

Grade Level

High School

Warnings

Choking Hazard
Small Magnets
Science Education Product

List Price

Pre-Build Kit
     $31.00 (SOPB17)
     Order by 5/15/17
     for 15% off.

Practice Kit
     $23.00 (SOPK17)
     Order by 5/15/17
     for 15% off.

Practice Judging Model    
     $40.00 (SOPJM)  

Pre-Build Kit and Amino Acid Starter Kit Bundle (SOAA17)    
     Purchase for $78.20
     and save 15%!
     (Regularly priced $92.00)


Tournament directors and event supervisors, please contact us or call 414-774-6562 to order Invitational Kits and Test Materials. Refer to prices and product codes listed below.

Invitational Kit
     $18.00 (SOIK17)

Invitational Test Materials
     $250.00 (SOITM17)
     Order by 5/15/17
     for a sale price of $99.