|This collection of web links was compiled by both staff and participants of this workshop.
Future Workshop Opportunities
Open Educational Resources
NCBI Mini Courses
NCBI bioinformatics mini-courses are either problem based, such as "Identification of Disease Genes" or NCBI resource based such as "BLAST Quick Start". The courses are 2 hours in length with first hour devoted to an overview that is followed by a one hour hands-on session.
The courses are free and
NCBI is beginning to offer the mini-courses at extramural institutions as well. In these cases, NCBI pays for the travel expenses of the instructors.
Web links for Investigative Case Based Learning
Designed to educate the layperson about the
biology of cancer and cancer treatments. Note interactive
Publisher of a collection of peer-reviewed, Open Access microbiology/infectious disease journals.
The Public Library of Science
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.
Serves the biological research community as an international forum, both in print and on the web, for the dissemination, discussion and critical review of information about all areas of biology informed by genomic research.
Faculty of 1000
A new online research service that will comprehensively and systematically highlight and review the most interesting papers published in the biological sciences, based on the recommendations of a faculty of more than 1000 selected leading researchers.
Teach The Earth
Using visualizations and datasets and
models, interactive lectures, fields labs, quantitative
literacy, petrology, structural geology, designing courses
and much more
Free Medical Journals
Dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet.
NIH AIDS Research and Reference Reagent Program
Free resource of more than 6,500 biologicals and chemicals for the study of HIV and others.
To register with the AIDS Reagent Program, you must be a Principal Investigator, Laboratory Director, or equivalent (public or academic institution), or a Director of Research or equivalent (private or for-profit institution).
A Project BEDROCK exploration site managed by Lisa Lambert.
Free Human Genome Project Booklet
The Human Genome Project (HGP) has created a free, downloadable publication covering what is known so far about this subject. The publication is available at http://www.ornl.gov
Genetic Science Learning Center
This site assists individuals in learning about transposable elements (TEs) and their effects on everyday lives. It features examples from the worlds of garden peas, the critically important food crop rice, and the interrelationships between a commercial crop, cotton, its pest, and current management strategies.
Bioweb - Scott Cooper
BioWeb is a collaborative website produced by faculty members from 14 different University of Wisconsin System universities and centers. By pooling our resources we hope to improve the quality of biology education at all of the UW-System institutions.
A number of linked investigations and tutorials that are in the developmental phase by the Biology Student WorkBench project collaborators.
Molecular Evolution - David R. Nelson
Lecture on Molecular Evolution I
David Sheppard's materials
Lessons designed for use with SeqWeb, a sequence analysis program licensed for use by GCG. Files are in PDF format and can be printed to any printer using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Looking into Glycosidases: A Bioinformatics Resource for Biology Students
Editable Word Doc (2.3 MB) PDF Version (1 MB)
Utilizing strategic molecular investigations, bioinformatics, and visualization tools in undergraduate biology is supported here by a number of scenarios for investigation. Several introductory molecular problem spaces are featured with appendices on the glycosidases, resources, internet tools, and selected literature. NOTE: None of these scenarios comes with a solution. We generated many supportable hypotheses while working on the problems and hope you will enjoy similar success! Written by Ethel Stanley and Keith Stanley.
The EdGrid Project
The Educational Grid (EdGrid) Biology Student Workbench (BSW) project is a growing collection of enhancements to the Biology Workbench including tutorials and inquiry-based materials, all of which help students and teachers conduct meaningful investigations in molecular biology. The project specifically addresses a pre-service teacher audience, and it supports the use of the inquiry-based learning and teaching approach to science education.
ActionBioscience.org is a non-commercial, educational web site created to promote bioscience literacy. the web site provides articles by scientists, science educators, and science students on issues related to seven bioscience challenges: environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, new frontiers in science, and bioscience education. In addition, the web site provides educators with original lessons and resources to enhance bioscience teaching.
The USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center provides research and technical assistance in support of sound management and conservation of biological systems in the western United States.