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Biochemistry Easy Search Tool
[Worthington Biochemical Corp.] This site offers searches for information and resources in bioinformatics and other biochemistry-related fields, including courses, tutorials, and K-12.
Biochemistry in 3D
[Worth Publishers] “Biochemistry in 3D is a collection of interactive tutorials using 3D structures to teach concepts in Biochemistry. It is designed to accompany Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry 3rd edition.”
Bioinformatics Undergraduate Faculty Tutorial
[Boston University] (1999) A tutorial for faculty to “Integrate Bioinformatics into Undergraduate Education and Research.” Given August, 1999.
[The International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology] This is an introductory tutorial for biologists interested in weak protein sequence similarities which can not be found with simple database search.
DNA Sequence Analysis and Comparison Tutorial
[DNALC] This tutorial references human mitochondrial DNA sequences and online resources to search for DNA like sequences in online databanks, locate DNA sequences in genomes, and other tasks.
Exploring 3D Molecules
[University of Massachusetts] This is a workshop titled “Exploring 3D molecular structure with computer visualization using MDLI’s Chemscape Chime & Protein Explorer,” given by Eric Martz.
Gene Identification and Protein Functional Analysis
[HGMP-RC] This course takes students through techniques for analyzing nucleic acid sequences for coding regions and other features for identification.
Genome Analyis: A Laboratory Manual, Chapter 7
[NCBI] A primer on genome analysis using internet based tools. This chapter is titled “Computational Analysis of DNA and Protein Sequences.”
Gentle Guide to Multiple Alignment
[University of Bielefeld] A course covering various aspects of multiple alignment including approaches that try to reduce the number of steps needed to calculate the optimal solution.
Installing NCBI’s BLAST2.x Executables
[NCBI] This is a quick guide to getting NCBI’s BLAST2.x installed on your system. BLAST2.x will run on Windows machines, but this document only refers to Unix installations.
Introduction to Human Genome Computing via the WWW
[Stein Laboratory] Covers how to use the Internet in human genome computing.
Molecular Biology Computing
[HGMP-RC] Online notes for a training course that takes novices through bioinformatics, providing people with an overview of what is out there, concepts and some common tasks.
Molecular Graphics Manifesto
[University of Southern Maine] (Gale Rhodes) A web article on why and how to make molecular graphics an essential skill for students in introductory biochemistry.
Multiple Alignment and Multiple Sequence Based Searches
[Washington University – St. Louis] This is a guide by Sean Eddy on the use of multiple alignment and profile search software to detect informative remote homologies.
Online Macromolecular Museum
[California Lutheran College] The OMM is a site for the display and study of macromolecules. It’s “exhibits” are interactive tutorials on individual molecules in which hypertextual explanations of important biochemical features are linked to illustrative renderings of the molecule at hand.
Pedestrian Guide to Analysing Sequence Databases
[Columbia University] Burkhard Rost and Reinhard Schneider’s guide to a variety of tools, an overview of the state-of-the art in sequenceanalysis, and descriptions of the principles of the methods.
Plant Genome Databases – A Tutorial
[National Agriculture Library] Twelve interactive lessons take the user step-by-step through accessing common genomic databases using a Web browser.
[Thinkquest] This is an online tutorial for POV-Ray, a high-quality, freely available ray-tracing software package that is available for PC, Macintosh, and UNIX platforms.
Practical Course in Bioinformatics
[International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology] An online conference with tutorials in protein sequence analysis, computing resources, the Sequence Retrieval System and more.
Protein Sidechain Webpage
[Fox Chase Cancer Center] This site links together several sites with information about protein sidechains. These sites contain information on sidechainconformational analysis, sidechain rotamer libraries, and sidechain conformation prediction.
Secondary Structure Prediction Methods and Links
[Imperial Cancer Research Fund] A guide on this subject, including descriptions of automaticd methods, manual intervention, strategies, references, and links.
Sequence Analysis with Distributed Resources
[Univ. of Bielefeld] An interactive online course that covers the history and resources on the WWW, BLAST, FASTA, pairwise and multiple alignment, PCR, and RNA structure.