Bioinformatics FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) - Online Resources
This resource is maintained by and © Damian Counsell, UK Medical Research Council Rosalind Franklin Centre
for Genomic Research (the RFCGR) 1998-2004.
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Online Resources: What
bioinformatics Websites are there?
The front page of
Bioinformatics.Org itself is a bioinformatics 'Blog.
The Bio-Web links to resources
online for molecular and cell biologists and covers current news in
various biological/computational fields.
Genehack is the first
bioinformatics 'Blog I ever encountered.
The Australian National Genomic Information Service (ANGIS) is
operated by the Australian
Genomic Information Centre (currently at The University of Sydney) to
offer software, databases, documentation, training and support for
"The University of Maryland AgNIC
gateway is a guide to quality agricultural biotechnology
information on the Internet."
Christy Hightower, Engineering Librarian at the Science and
Engineering Library, University of
California Santa Cruz has already done this better than me.
excellent article about bioinformatics Net resources in Issues in Science and Technology
Humberto Ortiz Zuazaga kindly introduced me to The International Society for Computational
Biology which he points out "has links to programs of study and
online courses in computational biology and to job postings".
Collections of Tools
You can start right here
at Bioinformatics.Org if you are looking for a bioinformatics
I cannot recommend strongly enough the Rosalind Franklin Centre's
Of historical interest only now, I guess, is the legendary "
Pedro's Molecular Biology Search and Analysis Tools".
Bioinformatics.Org is an
international organization which promotes freedom and openness in
the field of bioinformatics and is the root domain of a damned fine
Website :-) .
Computational Project 11) is another product of the UK's Genome
Campus. To quote their Web site, it was...
"...established to foster the broad bioinformatics
community and the UK research community in particular. Its purpose
is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and expertise through
conferences, workshops, a newsletter and the use of the world wide
web. CCP11 is funded by the BBSRC and is hosted at the MRC
Rosalind Franklin Centre for Genomics Research RFCGR located on the
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus,
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