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Bioinformatics FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) - Online Resources

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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?

  • Blogs
  • Information
  • Directories
  • Portals
  • Societies
  • Tools
  • Tutorials


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 biologists

"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. Visit her excellent article about bioinformatics Net resources in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship.


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 toolbox.

I cannot recommend strongly enough the Rosalind Franklin Centre's "GenomeWeb".

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 :-) .

CCP11 (Collaborative 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, Cambridge."

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Bioinformatics FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) - Online Resources