Gel Scramble

Mystery gel puzzle module.

About Gel Scramble

Gel Scramble is an instructional tool for teaching molecular neurobiology that requires only a computer.  Gel Scramble is available for free, along with student and instructor tutorials.

Read the published article about using the Gel Scramble module as an electronic neuroscience teaching tool:

Download Gel Scramble Files

Students and Faculty can download the Gel Scramble Image Database and Gel Scramble Tutorials for free.

(1)  Download the Gel Scramble Image Database:  In order to access the image database, you must first fill out the User Consent/Download Questionnaire (after which you will be directed to the download button).  Note that you will still be allowed to download Gel Scramble even if you choose NOT to consent to anything.

Download the image database (which includes all four folders below) now:

(2)  Download the Gel Scramble Instructional Files:  Download all of the files listed in Items 3-9 in a single .zip file.  Be sure to unzip the downloaded file in order to open the folder and use its content.

  • Gel Scramble Student Instructional Files            COMING SOON!!! 
(3)  Download the Gel Scramble Tutorial/ Student Manual:

(5)  Download the Gel Scramble Restriction Endonuclease Digest Protocols:

(6)  Download the Gel Scramble Polymerase Chain Reaction Protocols:

(7)  Download the Gel Scramble Mystery cDNA Sequences:

(8)  Download the Mystery cDNA References:  This includes Mystery cDNA Information (cDNA description, accession numbers, and primer sequences) and Mystery cDNA Plasmid Schematics.

For Faculty

Faculty members interested in accessing faculty-related materials will need to obtain approved access. While we are still developing this website, please email or using the email listed in your institution’s faculty directory so that we can verify you as an instructor.  Please include your first and last name, and the names of the modules you wish to access.



Need Help?

  • Email or (with “Gel Scramble Question” in the subject line).

License Information

Modular Digital Course in Undergraduate Neuroscience Education—Revised: Gel Scramble by Dr. William Grisham, Ph.D., is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

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