Systems and Computational Biology
- PLoS Computational Biology: Education resources PLoS Computational Biology publishes a wide range of entry-level tutorials covering different quantitative approaches.
- The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute offers a variety of programs and workshops throughout the year in quantitative methods for analyzing data.
- Tutorials by Prof. Nir Friedman, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
General Science Education
- DNA-Files is a radio program exploring the science of genetics and its ethical, social and legal implications.
- The Team-based Learning Collaborative provides resources to educators who are interested in implementing team-based learning strategies.
- National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science offers a peer-reviewed collection of case studies and problem-based learning activities from all areas of science
- National Centers for Systems Biology - the National Institutes of Health-funded systems biology centers in the US
- National Centers for Biomedical Computing
- iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine competition) - the premier undergraduate synthetic biology competition
- The International Society for Systems Biology
DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase - not software, but a website to keep an eye on for useful tools. The DOE says, "The fully functional Kbase is envisioned not only to include storage, retrieval, management, and integration of systems biology data, but also to enable new knowledge acquisition and management through free and open access to data, analytical software, modeling tools, and information for the research community
Though it may appear to be just a game, Phylo is actually a framework for harnessing the computing power of mankind to solve a common problem; Multiple Sequence Alignments.
Players match up coloured blocks corresponding to nucleotides in DNA sequences (see above).
This can be an excellent classroom aid to demonstrate how difficult sequence alignment is.