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The biggest and best source of bioinformatics links I have encountered is the [http://www.rfcgr.mrc.ac.uk/GenomeWeb/ Genome Web] at the [http://www.rfcgr.mrc.ac.uk/ Rosalind Franklin Centre for Genomics Research] at the [http://www.hinxton.wellcome.ac.uk/ Genome Campus] near [http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/cambridge.htm Cambridge], UK. Most of the links below come from that resource. My list is necessarily limited by comparison.
The biggest and best source of bioinformatics links I have encountered is the [http://www.rfcgr.mrc.ac.uk/GenomeWeb/ Genome Web] at the [http://www.rfcgr.mrc.ac.uk/ Rosalind Franklin Centre for Genomics Research] at the [http://www.hinxton.wellcome.ac.uk/ Genome Campus] near [http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/cambridge.htm Cambridge], UK. Most of the links below come from that resource. My list is necessarily limited by comparison.
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Revision as of 22:17, 16 July 2007

Contents

Bioinformatics

What is bioinformatics?

What are the origins of bioinformatics?

What are the most common bioinformatics programs?

What are the most common bioinformatics technologies?

How are data analyzed in bioinformatics?

Fields related to bioinformatics

What is biophysics?

What is computational biology?

What is medical informatics?

What is cheminformatics?

What is genomics?

What is mathematical biology?

What is proteomics?

What is pharmacogenomics?

What is pharmacogenetics?

Books: Can you recommend any bioinformatics books?

See this article.

Centers of bioinformatics activity: Where is bioinformatics done?

The biggest and best source of bioinformatics links I have encountered is the Genome Web at the Rosalind Franklin Centre for Genomics Research at the Genome Campus near Cambridge, UK. Most of the links below come from that resource. My list is necessarily limited by comparison.

Research centers

Sequencing centers

Standard centers

Virtual centers for bioinformatics activity

Online resources: What bioinformatics websites are there?

Blogs

General information websites

Directories

Societies

Collections of tools

Portals

Tutorials

Education: Where can I study bioinformatics?

Below are complete, full-time degree programmes rather than on individual study modules. You can go to other places, however, if you are looking for short courses. Rockefeller has a list that is mirrored at various other sites. ICSB also maintains a list.

If you are interested in U.S. programmes, here's a list from Curtin in Australia, and here's a list from Stanford University.

Those wanting to find programmes in the Asia Pacific region could have a look at this resource maintained by the Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network APBioNet.

In the UK The Bioinformatics Resource (part of the BBSRC's CCP11 project) project maintains (among many other resources) lists of (mainly) British Masters and PhDs in bioinformatics.

Africa

The Americas

Asia

Australia

Europe

Distance or correspondence courses

Careers: How can I become a bioinformatics practitioner?

Getting involved

Bioinformatics jobs

Practical tips

This section includes some simple rules-of-thumb to apply when performing common bioinformatics tasks.

Finding a sequence

Aligning two sequences

Predicting the functions of a gene

Predicting the structure of a sequence

Simulating a biomolecule

Publishing

Glossary of bioinformatics terms

Here are some common terms in bioinformatics:

Sequence alignment

DNA array

Homologue

Ontology

Scoring matrix

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