Outreach & Education
Courses & Tutorials
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[Agriculture & Biotechnology Strategies Inc. and Univ. of Nebraska] Web site featuring lesson plans for teachers; basic biotechnology information for consumers; summaries of various biotechnology issues, such as allergenicity, safety, monarch butterflies, and etc.; a frequently asked questions section; and a comprehensive database of research and safety information on all genetically engineered crops currently on the market in North America.
Agricultural Biotechnology Across the Curriculum
[Texas A&M Univ.] A web site to assist secondary Agriscience teachers with the incorporation of Agricultural Biotechnology into their curriculum.
Agriculture & Biotechnology
[Union of Concerned Scientists] This site provides extensive information on the use of biotechnology and genetic engineering in agriculture. Included is an overview of biotechnology, genetic engineering, and genetic engineering techniques. The site also discusses the advantages and benefits of genetic engineering, and those agricultural products brought about through genetic engineering techniques.
All the Virology on the WWW
[Tulane Univ.] A comprehensive site with virology information. Links include online courses, images, online books and more.
Amino Acid Information
[Ronald C. Beavis and David Fenyo] (Eli Lilly & Co. and The Rockefeller University) A page dealing with general information: chemical, structural, and genetic properties of amino acids.
Animal Agriculture Essential to Ensure Adequate Global Food Supply
[Council for Agricultural Science and Technology] (CAST) A CAST task force of 13 scientists discusses projected demand for human food and the importance of animal agriculture in meeting these needs.
(Sean Patrick Ryan) An oral write up discussing the many controversies of cloning.
Antibody Resource Page
A list of links to educational resource pages about antibodies.
A detailed site on Aracnis, european spiders and their kin. The site includes: morphology, biology, mythology, a family key, and a photo gallery.
Ask the Experts
[Scientific American] A resource providing answers to questions on various topics such as Biology, Chemistry, and other subjects.
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Basic Human Anatomy
[Indiana U.] A compilation of lecture notes taken from an anatomy class that includes information on bones, tissues, organ systems, and more.
Basic Mass Spectroscopy
[Organic Chemisty OnLine] Basic mass spectroscopy information including sample mass spectra and common ions and fragments.
BE561 - Protein and DNA Sequence Analysis
[Boston Univ.] A site with slides and text for an introductory bioinformatics course.
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.
BioEd: Biology Education Resources
A database of links to resources for educators. Specific subject areas include general Biology, Cellular/Molecular Biology, and Biotechnology.
[Queen's Univ., Canada] A large collection or bioinformatics articles and short essays.
Bioinformatics Web Practical
An interactive exercise that aims to provide a taste of bioinformatics resources around the world. The tutorial introduces a range of widely-used analysis tools and databases to give a flavor of sequence analysis.
[MIT] An online textbook for use in learning and teaching biology and basic molecular biology.
[Harvard University] An extensive list of Biology related resource sites. Categories include biological databases, software, Biotechnology, and Biology disciplines.
The Biology Project
[Univ. of Arizona] This site is "an online interactive resource for learning biology". In addition to a guided tour, it covers the following categories: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemicals and Human Health, Developmental Biology, Human Biology, Immunology, Mendelian Genetics, and Molecular Biology.
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Biology Site of Sites
[Amos Blackman and Jeremy Reese] (Lakeridge High School) A site designed by two high-school students with many links to useful sites.
BioPharmaceutical Tecnology Center Institute
[Promega Corporation and Ophidian Pharmaceuticals, Inc.] (BTCI) A non-profit organization which facilitates science, technology, nature discovery, and arts programs for children and young adults. BTCI also offers training in biotechnology and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, promotes the exchange of information between industry, educators, and the general public.
Biophysics Textbook On-Line
[Univ. Minnesota] A free online resource covering the various subspecialities of biophysics written by experts in each subspeciality. New information is added on a regular basis.
BiotechFind.com is a directory of international links covering the fields of biotechnologies and biofinances and including a keyword-based search engine.
Biotechnology Educational Resources
[National Agriculture Library, USDA] A selected list of biotechnology related resource sites. Categories include general education materials, career information training opportunities, and resource documents. There is also a list of contacts in biotechnology, arranged by state, to be used by educators to assist in developing biotechnology curricula.
Biotechnology Outreach Program
[Univ. of California, Berkeley] This is a grouping of information designed to increase public understanding of biotechnology.
Bugs in the News!
[Univ. of Kansas] Provides reader-friendly information about microbes and microbiology.
Cdc42 & Cell Cycle Control
[Jeff Robens] (geocities.com) This page covers some of the basic aspects of Cdc42, including regulation, downstream effectors, and its biological role in cell cycle control.
Cell & Molecular Biology Online
[Resources: Education] Links to general resources, online courses & labs, and images & videos.
[James A. Sullivan] (Quill Digital) A database of information on cell structure and physiology illustrated with graphics, photos, and movies.
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The Center for Isotope Geoscience
[University of Florida] "An interdisciplinary center dedicated to the improvement of analytical techniques for measuring isotopic variations in natural and man-made materials."
[Univ. of Missouri] This site covers the basics of polymer science with a hyper-textbook consisting of 35 different chapters.
Cotton Seedling Diseases
[North Carolina State University, Plant Pathology Extension.] Information about seedling diseases, usually caused by soilborne fungi.
Courses on Bioinformatics
[Rockefeller Univ.] A site with a list of Bioinformatics courses that are available online.
CSI 739 Topics in Bioinformatics: Multidimensional Genome Analysis
[George Mason Univ.] This course will focus on the analysis of gene expression data. Particular topics include: cluster analysis and visualization of expression data, inference of genetic regulatory networks, and theoretical models of genetic networks.
Includes selected articles from the current issue, the Editor's choice of web resources, and a School Science Program to expand a science curriculum.
[Columbia U.] A collection of essays on current issues relevant to DNA and Biotechnology.
Dog Genome Project
[Univ. of California, Berkeley] The Dog Genome Project provides extensive information about the collaboration efforts in process to produce a map of the dog genome, and the information that has thus far been obtained.
Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
[Wiley InterScience] Online content service delivering full text of over 300 leading scientific, technical, medical, and professional journals, major reference works, Current Protocols laboratory manuals, etc.
[Human Genome Project] The ESP site is an electronic publisher of scientific and other scholarly materials related to genetics and the Human Genome Project.
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Evolution of Bacterial Genomes
A term paper covering the evolution of bacterial genomes.
Fatty Acid Synthesis and Modification
[NetBiochem] A text that describes the significance and actions of fatty acids.
From Quackery to Bacteriology
[Univ. of Toledo] This web site traces the development of modern medicine from its humble roots to the formulation of the germ theory at century's end.
[Nature Technology Corporation] A comprehensive site with links to information and resources in biotechnology and bioinformatics. The large number of resource categories include academic sites, conferences, employment, genomics, proteins, grants & contracts, intellectual property, methods & protocols, software, and venture capital.
A Gene Map of the Human Genome
[National Institutes of Health] An online map of the human genome with links that explain many of the genes that have been identified.
Genetically Altered Way of Life
A simplistic essay on genetic engineering.
[Genome Sequencing Center] A large list of protocols relating to genetics are found in the table of contents.
A site designated to provide information to researchers, students and others about genomic imprinting.
Geochemistry on the World Wide Web
A selection of geochemistry-related World Wide Web links. Topics included are professional societies, journals, and analytical standards.
The Globewide Network Academy of Distance Learning Catalog
[MIT] A searchable database of over 1000 science courses and programs. Courses range from K-12 to Graduate School levels.
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A Guide to Molecular Sequence Analysis
(Andrew Louka) An introduction to molecular sequence analysis.
Hands-on Science Centers Worldwide
[Mark W. Maimone] (California Institute of Technology) Contains links to science centers focusing on interactive science education throughout the world, divided by continent.
[Univ. of Washington] A list of links to resources in various Science disciplines ranging from Biochemistry to Molecular Biotechnology.
Hearing, Seeing, and Smelling the World
[Howard Hughes Medical Institute] A colorful, animated online journal. Articles and illustrations present new information about our senses and how they work.
The Heart: An Online Exploration
[The Franklin Institute Science Museum] Online tutorial on the anatomy and physiology of the human heart.
Heme and Iron
[NetBiochem] A text about the importance and action of heme and iron.
High School Bioethics
[University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics] Communicate directly with a "live" ethics resource person and get the information in real time, primarily for high school students but all other individuals who have a need for bioethics information are welcome.
Horticulture Teaching Resources
[Ohio State Univ.] This site has a list of horticultural resources based on the biology, technology, history, and plants of horticulture with a searchable database of over one thousand images and horticultural descriptions for different species and numerous cultivars.
Human Genome Project Information
[ORNL] A site for information on the Human Genome Project (HGP) and on basic genetics and molecular biology.
Human Genome Project Information
[U.S. DOE] Explore this site for information about the U.S. and worldwide Human Genome Project.
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Insects and Insect-like Pests
[University of Nebraska-Lincoln] An informational site on insects and insect-like pests. The site provides information on the types of insects, the physical characteristics, damaged caused, and pest control.
In-Situ Capping of Contaminated Sediments
[HSRC] This is a tutorial that goes over the fundamentals of in-situ capping, used for bio-remediation.
[North Dakota State Univ.] A course providing a general background in all areas of classic Mendelian genetics, population and evolutionary genetics, and molecular genetics.
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.
Introduction to Drosophila
[Gerard Manning] A quick and simple introduction to Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) and why it is interesting to researchers.
Introduction to Enzymes
[Worthington Biochemical Corp.] A detailed introduction to enzymes, including history, chemical nature, naming and classification, and enzyme kinetics.
Introduction to Human Genome Computing via the WWW
[Stein Laboratory] Covers how to use the Internet in human genome computing.
Introduction to the Study of Cell Biology
[Wiley Publishing] An online textbook divided into 18 chapters focusing on the study of cell biology. Chapters are divided by subject and contain internet links.
Kimball's Biology Pages
A databse of mini-essays primarily on molecular and cell biology subjects. These essays are presented as separate pages and may be accessed by browsing an alphabetical table of contents.
The characteristic features of the divisions of the kingdom fungi are described in detail through an interactive phylogenetic tree.
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A searchable data base, directory, index for international and national laws, including intellectual property, patent-copyright-trademark law, food and drug law, technology transfer etc.
An overview of environmentally friendly water treatment and air purification technologies.
[NetBiochem] A text about the activities and nature of macromolecules.
Marrying Structure and Genomics
[EMBL] A discussion of possible directions in a new area of research uniting protein structure determination and genomics.
[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.
[Univ. of Iowa] This sub-site of the Virtual Hospital has online textbooks covering a number of medical topics.
[NetBiochem] A text discussing aspects of membranes. It also has two animations about membrane activation sequences.
[Netspace] According to the web site, MendelWeb is an educational resource for teachers and students interested in the origins of classical genetics, introductory data analysis, elementary plant science, and the history and literature of science.
The Metabolic Control Analysis Web
[Univ. Wales] A site with a brief electronic review of metabolic control analysis (MCA).
[Columbia Univ.] A page discussing the current research on mitochondrial diseases.
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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 Cell Biology
[Whitman College] An online course in molecular cell biology with topics including protein processing and transport, cell-cell communication and signalling, and the extracellular matrix.
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 Virology Distance Learning
[Institute for Molecular Virology, Univ. of Wisconsin] Online courses in virology.
Morphology and growth of maize
[International Institute Of Tropical Agriculture] (IITA) A guide which enables the user to describe the maize plant and its importance, define the growth stages of maize, and describe the morphological features and functions of the maize plant through its various stages.
[NetBiochem] A text about nucleic acids that is divided into seven parts, including the organization of genetic materials and the synthesis of DNA and RNA.
Nutrition And Quality Of Maize
[International Institute Of Tropical Agriculture] (IITA) A guide designed to discuss the importance of maize in human nutrition, explain its value as a source of essential nutrients, and describe the nutritional components of maize.
Nutrition Practice Questions
[NetBiochem] A set of two quizzes, each with thirty problems, about Nutrition and its relation to Biochemistry.
On-Line Biology Book
[Estrella Mountain Community College] (M.J. Farabee) An online Biology textbook written for freshman level Biology classes.
Other Microbiology Education Resources
[American Society for Microbiology] A comprehensive list of links to educational sites pertaining to various aspects of Biology and Microbiology.
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Pharmaceutical Production from Transgenic Animals
(Biotechnology Information Series) An article about "pharming", i.e., the production of pharmaceuticals from transgenic animals.
Plant Genome Data & Information Center
[USDA National Agricultural Library] This USDA site provides access to a variety of information products and services that relate to many aspects of plant and animal biotechnology and genomics.
Primer on Molecular Genetics
[U.S. DOE Human Genome Project] A mini-textbook that provides a basic introduction to molecular biology, DNA science and genetic engineering to the beginner or non-scientist.
Principles of Biotechnology
[Iowa State Univ.] A webpage that defines and gives examples of the use of biotechnology. It also describes the processes found in biotechnology.
Protein Design by Directed Evolution
[Caltech] A recent example of the process of directed evolution for an enzyme.
Protist Image Data
[University of Montreal] A compilation of pictures and information on selected genera of algae and protozoa.
Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism
[NetBiochem] An online source of information, including quiz questions about purine and pyrimidine metabolism.
The Representation of Molecular Models
[Univ. of Geneva] A site covering the basics of molecular modeling and image rendering techniques.
SciEd: Science and Mathematics Education Resources
[Univ. of Washington] A detailed list of Science and Mathematical education resources.
[USC Dept. of Physics and Astronomy] Comprehensive list of links to every Science fair accessible through the World Wide Web.
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[ScienceDaily Magazine] An online magazine and Web portal devoted to science, technology, and medicine, providing news on the latest discoveries and hottest research projects.
[SciWeb, Inc.] A large comprehensive web site with biotechnology and biomedical information, research protocols, career and job resources, meeting announcements, and more.
Threats Posed by Genetically Engineered Organisms
An online article revealing the scientific findings of threats posed by genetically engineered organisms.
To Know Ourselves
[U.S. DOE Human Genome Project] A discussion of genetic engineering, the human genome project and their effects on humans and society.
[Top10Links] A list of the top 10 Biology resource links on the web.
The Tree of Life
[U. of Arizona] The Tree of Life is a project designed to contain information about the phylogenetic relationships and characteristics of organisms, to illustrate the diversity and unity of living organisms, and to link biological information available on the Internet in the form of a phylogenetic navigator.
UC Pest Management Guidelines: Tomato
[University Of california] (State Wide Integrated Pest Management Project) A site with comprehensive information on the pests of tomatoes to include: diseases, insects and mites, nematodes, and weeds.
Understanding Gene Testing
[NCI and NIH] This is an online booklet used to provide basic information about gene testing and important genetic concepts.
Utilization and processing of maize
[International Institute Of Tropical Agriculture] (IITA) A research guide designed to discuss the importance of maize utilization and processing to include: animal feed, human diets, and its industrial utilization.
Virtual Courses on the Web
[Univ. of Minnesota] A list of links to Science courses on the web. The information is arranged by subject.
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The Virtual Embryo
[Univ. Calgary] A site with information on Developmental Biology. The site has many tutorials and links to resources.
Virtual Genome Center
An online resource for accessing tools and databases for Molecular Biologists.
Virtual Lectures in Microbiology and Immunology
[Univ. of Rochester] This is a list of lectures in the aforementioned topics that can be browsed or downloaded.
The Visible Embryo
[Mouse Works] This site is a comprehensive resource of information on human development from conception to birth. Membership is required for some features.
[WebMD, Inc.] A site with a wealth of healthcare information: including an online library, news reports, chat rooms, and more.
Welcome to the World of Microbes
A compilation of color photos of different microbes that can be used for classes.
What is Cybernetics?
[American Society for Cybernetics] Information about cybernetics to include: a definition, the origin, frequently asked questions, educational programs, and centers and institiutions.
Worthington Enzyme Manual
[Worthington Biochemical Corp.] A database of information on enzymes and related biochemicals.
The WWW Cell Biology Course
[U. of Minnesota] A short online course/text for learning cell biology. The information covers the basics of cell biology and has great art and graphics. The site does not contain review questions or any other knowledge testing tools.
Your World Online: Biotechnology and You
[Biomedical Biotechnology Center/ Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences] An introduction to Molecular Genetics and the Human Genome Project. Suited to high school or undergraduate students and educators.
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