Introduction to Bioinformatics Resources - Plant Genome Outreach

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June 14, 2007

Introduction to Bioinformatics Resources


1.

The hook: several amazing animations of biomolecules in action



DNA Packaging and Replication
(
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Pj9cdVeIntY

)



The Inner Life Of A Cel
l (
http://youtube.com/watch?v=_H1S9d5h
-
Ps

A
longer, technically narrated version can be found here:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=jjexZ88wIno

. Bot
h videos produced by
XVIVO, LLC.)

2.

An introduction to resources and tools available from the National Center for
Biotechnology Information (NCBI:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
)



NCBI Field Guide and MiniCourses (u
nder “Education” from left menu)



NCBI Bookshelf (Free online textbooks!!)



Using the tools: “Making Sense of DNA and Protein Sequences”
minicourse.

3.

Molecular visualization: Fun with PyMol (
http://pymol.sourcefo
urge.net/

)


Online exercises you may be able to use in the classroom:

The Dolan DNA Learning Center (DNALC, the educational outreach arm of Cold Spring
Harbor Laboratory) has some nice exercises here:
http://www.dnalc.org/bioinformatics/modules/

. The 2003 offering of their course
(
http://www.dnalc.org/bioinformatics/2003
) has a nice gene finding activity (left menu,
1
st

activity on Tues
day) that utilizes their “GeneBoy” tool
(
http://www.dnai.org/geneboy/
)


Additional bioinformatics resources:



http://adinkelm.public.iastate.edu/

(scroll dow
n to “Guides” section, also note the
additional NCBI information available).



The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) also has some nice
online courses and tutorials in bioinformatics:
h
ttp://www.iscb.org/olCourse.shtml




http://bioinformatics.org/




http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/pages/bioinfo.html