Outreach & Education
Courses & Tutorials
Post Secondary Lists of Resource Links
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Actinomycetes-Streptomyces Internet Resource Center
[University of Minnesota] This resource center is designed to help communication and interaction between Actinomycete researchers in academia and industry.
All the Virology on the WWW
[Tulane Univ.] A comprehensive site with virology information. Links include online courses, images, online books and more.
Beyond Bio 101
[Howard Hughes Medical Institute] An online book about the many changes taking place in undergraduate Biology education. It's also available in a free printed version, which can be ordered online.
Bio I Virtual Lab Book
[Sidwell Friends School] A lab book compiled on the web by students in a first year Biology course.
[New Mexico State University] The Biotechnology ABreviation and ACronym Uncovering Service is a searchable database of abbreviations and acronyms in Biotechnology that contains terms in such categories as: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Computers and Internet, Diseases, Grants, Journals, Laboratories, Medicine, Molecular Biology/Genetics, Neuroscience, Other Organizations, Professional Societies, and US Government.
Biochemical & Organic Nomenclature
[International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology] A site with biotechnology definitions, information on symbols, and guides to terminology.
BioTech Life Science Dictionary
[U of Texas] A searchable dictionary of over 6,700 terms mainly related to biotechnology, biochemistry, botany, cell biology, and genetics.
[Celera] Celera Corporations scientific home page that provides Celera and related biotechnology news and password access to the Celera Discovery System of genomic databases and analysis tools.
[Cambridge Software] This is a web-based chemical index which addresses some of the weaknesses in non-chemical search engines. The user can search for a chemical name, CAS Number, molecular formula, or molecular weight. Free registration is required.
[INCHEM] A chemical datasheet on the insecticide DDT.
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The Dictionary of Cell Biology
[Universities of Glasgow] A searchable dictionary of 5772 cross-refereneced Cell Biology terms. The site also has a graphical interface that helps users find terms in the dictionary by subject area.
The E. coli Index
[WWW Virtual Library] A comprehensive guide to information relating to the organism Escherichia coli.
The Education and Career Center
[Peterson's] A detailed database of information on schools, both K-12 and post-secondary. The site also contains career and job information.
Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry
[Wiley Interscience] ULLMANN?S Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry details scientific and technological knowledge in all areas of industrial chemistry.
Browse or search 17,000 articles from The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Third Edition for free.
Genetic Data Environment
[Bioinformatics and Molecular Analysis Section - NIH] This is a manual and guide on how to use the Genetic Data Environment software, which is an expandable GUI for multiple sequence analysis.
[HGMIS, U.S. DOE] Just what it sounds like.
[Cambridge Healthtech Institute] "Genomics knowledge and insights are expanding exponentially.
Genomics Glossaries help you keep abreast of evolving and interdisciplinary vocabulary." This site has a large number of glossaries ranging from introductory to advanced in genomics and related areas.
The Genomics Lexicon
[Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America] This site provides a searchable database of terms and definitions.
Glossary of Biotechnology Terms
[Virginia Polytechnic Institute] A dictionary of Biotechnology terms.
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Glossary of Genetic Terms
[NIH] A glossary of genetic terms. The glossary includes images explaining each term and an optional audio explanation.
Glossary of Genome Terms
[Oak Ridge National Laboratory] The first section of an alphabetical list of Biotechnology terms.
Human Genome Project Information
[U.S. DOE] Explore this site for information about the U.S. and worldwide Human Genome Project.
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
[IUPAC] A database of the standards and recommendations for naming and measuring in chemistry. This site contains the joint recommendations of IUPAC and IUBMB (International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) for naming biological molecules such as amino acids, peptides, carbohydrates, etc.
List of Bacterial Names
[Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse, France] A list of bacterial names that have appeared in publications (and thus have standing).
List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature (LBSN)
[Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Toulouse (The National Veterinary School of Toulouse)] An alphabetically and chronologically searchable database of the valid nomenclature of bacteria. It also includes the nomenclature changes as cited in the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names, published, or validated in the International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology.
[Corporation for Public Broadcasting] An interactive project designed to help participants learn about current medical research and trends and the complicated ethical questions they raise.
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.
Molecular Systematics and Evolution of Microorganisms
[Natural History Museum, London and Instituto Oswaldo, Rio de Janiero] This course covers molecular evolution concepts and problems and methods of constructing alignments.
[Network Science Corporation] A nonprofit organization founded to assist in science education through a monthly publication of a web journal.
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Nutrition Practice Questions
[NetBiochem] A set of two quizzes, each with thirty problems, about Nutrition and its relation to Biochemistry.
[Computational Chemistry List] This electronic periodic table serves as a supplement to learning the properties of the elements.
[WebElements] (Mark Winter) An interactive periodic table of the elements. Information on each element includes a description, history, compounds, uses, physical, chemical, and electrical properties.
Periodic Table: Webelements
[University of Sheffield] Everything you ever wanted in an online periodic table.
[Boston University] A glossary of terms and symbols used in pharmacology
Protein Sidechain Webpage
[Fox Chase Cancer Center] This site links together several sites with information about protein sidechains. These sites contain information on sidechain
conformational analysis, sidechain rotamer libraries, and sidechain conformation prediction.
Straight Talk about Biotechnology
[DuPont Biotechnology] Straight Talk about Biotechnology provides science-based information about agricultural biotechnology in an environment that encourages open discussion. The site includes a newsroom that is updated each day. Although Straight Talk is sponsored by DuPont, the site is educational, not commercial.
[ExPASy] A quiz comprised of 10 questions chosen at random related to Molecular Biology; individuals with perfect scores are entered for monthly drawings of Swiss chocolates.
Tables for Learning Biochemistry
[NetBiochem] A set of tables designed to review key points of a typical Biochemistry course by summarizing, comparing, and contrasting important processes found during the course.
[NCBI] A database of the names of all of the organisms that are represented in the NCBI genetic database and information on the resources used in maintaining the database.
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Virtual Genome Center
An online resource for accessing tools and databases for Molecular Biologists.
Web Site for Molecular Biology
[WCB McGraw-Hill] (Robert Weaver) Figures from this Molecular Biology textbook. The site also provides instructor and student resources.