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East Bay Bioscience Educators Network Resources

  • Basic Skills
  • Transformation & Fluorescent Proteins
  • Restriction Enzyme Digestion
  • PCR and Alu
  • Sequencing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Other
Picture of Pipette the instrument used to measure and transport liquids

 An intro video to the basics of the pipette.  

DNA strikes book

The Partnership for Biotechnology & Genomics Education out of the University of California Davis has great interactive software downloads for both Mac & PC. Interactive Elements Include:

  • Virtual DNA Fingerprinting Laboratory
  • Virtual Plant Biotechnlogy & Genomics
  • STEMware:  Zombie Plague!
Image of setup for Gel Electrophoresis

 

The Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory's DNA Learning Center presents an animation of Gel Electrophoresis  
Test Tube Against Neon Green

The Genetic Science Learning Center from The University Utah features a Gel Electrophoresis Virtual lab where you get to sort and measure DNA strands by running your own gel electrophoresis experiment. 

DNA Strand

The Genetic Science Learning Center out of The University Utah has a Virtual DNA Extraction Lab where you can perform a cheek swab and extract DNA from human cells.

Animation of DNA
This site provides an interactive animation of DNA anatomy.

Graphic of DNA Transformation

The Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory's DNA Learning Center presents an animation on DNA transformation.  Available for download on Mac and PC.
DNA Transformation Animation
The second part of Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory's DNA Learning Center animation on DNA transformation.  Available for download on Mac and PC.

 

DNA Restriction Graphic

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center presents an animation on DNA restriction enzymes.

Agarose Gel

This links to a virtual lab for Agarose Gel Electrophoresis of Restriction Fragments.  The program simulates an agarose gel electrophoresis setup that allows you to understand how restriction enzyme digests are analyzed.

Polymerase Chain Reaction
The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center presents an animation on Polymerase Chain Reactions.

 
Polymerase Chain Reaction Lab

The Genetics Science Learning Center from the University of Utah presents a Virtual Lab for Polymerase Chain Reactions.

Animated View of DNA replication

This website created by John Kyrk has an interactive animation of DNA Replication.

 Genome Drawing

 

The Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning center presents an animation on How Alu jumps.

Gene Diagram
A short reading on our genetic origins.  Presented by Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory.

 

 

 

Cycle Sequence Screen Image
The Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory's DNA Learning Center presents an animation on Cycle Sequencing.
ScreenShot from Animation on Early DNA sequencing
The Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory's DNA Learning Center presents an animation on Early DNA Sequencing.

GeneBoy Screen Shot

GeneBoy is a multi function DNA Sequence Analysis Tool.  It was developed for the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Interactive site.

 Mitochondrial Control Region
A short reading on the Mitochondrial Control Region.  

Protein Data Bank Molecule

The RCSB Protein Data Bank - A Biological Macromolecular Resource.An informational portal to biological macromolecular structures.  They have a free mobile app that visualizes protein structures.

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man

Online Mendelian inheritance in Man.  A comprehensive, authoritative and timely compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes.
National Center for Bio Tech Information Screenshot from site
The National Center for Biotechnology Information website hosts a range of information and resources about Biotechnology.  Their mission is to advance science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.
BLAST relationship chart
The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool or BLAST is a resource of the National Center for Biotechnology Information.  The BLAST tool finds regions of similarities between sequences.  BLAST can be used to inger functional and evolutionary relationships between sequences as well as help identify members of gene families.

Basic Local Alignment Search Tool Tutorial (this is not the right link)

www.geospiza.com/outreach

 

An Introduction to Biodiversity Bioinformatics Using NIMITA  (this link doesn't work)

http://www.dominicanrepublicproject.org/Multimedia/Lessons/1/nmita-lesson1.pdf

 

 

 

Cover of Curriculum Guide

Biotechnology-Secondary Curriculum

Project Learning Tree's  Biotechnology supplement curriculum is comprised of four hands-on activities, and an introductory piece.

  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology & You.
  • Bioremediation.
  • Biotechnology & Human Health.
  • Forest Biotechnology.  
Gloves & TestTubes

The Biotechnology Careers and Techniques page provides a series of video and interactive content about biotechnology careers   

 

DNA replication
This animation of Transcription & Translation: RNA splicing is hosted on the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center.

Transgenic Flies

The Virtual Transgenic Fly Lab familiarizes you with the science and techniques used to make transgenic flies.

Evolution & the Nature of Science Logo

Evolution and the Nature of Science website offers news, articles and resources for Biotechnology educators.  Part of Indiana University.

DNA Microarray Animation

This animation displays how DNA microarray experiments are performed.

Inner Life of Cell animation

Inner Life of the Cell: Mitochondria animation conception and scientific content by Alain Viel and Robert A. Lue.  Other animations also linked to this page from Harvard

An online interactive resource for learning biology.  Resources from the University of Arizona Biology Project.

 

Image from Center for Bimolecular Modeling

The Center for Bimolecular Modeling works with science educators to create innovative instructional materials that molecules real for students.