Molecular Biology 312: Links

(Jobs and Graduate Schools Links are at bottom of this page)



Lecture Slides

Problem Sets



ANIMATIONS (a great way for computer savy biologists to visualize concepts)

Recombinant DNA

Restriction enzymes Select "techniques", "cutting and pasting "; "3-D animation" (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)


PCR Animation Select "techinques"; "amplifying"; "3-D animation" (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)


DNA Replication Animation (Richard Losick; HHMI)

DNA Animation (link provided by a student in our class-THANKS.)


Ribozyme Action Animation (Richard Losick; HHMI)

mRNA (good overview, dramatic music, funded by the National Science Foundation)

mRNA Transcription Animation

mRNA Processing Animation

mRNA Splicing Animation

Translation Animation


Interactive Animation: fun, allows you to vortex and pipette online.

Shorter Animation: shows a story using a microarray.


Interactive Animation: fun, lets you make a mouse clone online.


RNAi Video Clip from NOVA PBS: this is very good.

RNAi Mechanism Animation from the Nature Publishing Group

Solexa Sequencing

An emerging NEW technology : super fast genomes to come?


An emerging NEW technology: this video clip is very good.

LacOperonGame (simple, yet gets point across)


NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information)

ExPAsy DNA Translate Tool (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics)

NEBcutter (New England Bioloabs; Restriction Enzyme recognition site finder)

Primer3 (MIT Primer Design software)

GeneSplicer (TIGR)

HumanGenome (Explore the Human Genome; Ensembl assembly)

Sequenced Microbial Genomes Database (TIGR)

Database of Current Genome Projects (NCBI)

Biology Workbench

Mt DNA Sequence Database

Multiple Sequence Alignment Program (IBIVU)

ClustalW (European Bioinformatics Institute)

Poster Template


Interactive Timeline of Molecular Biology (Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory (CSHL))

Your Genes Your Health (A multimedia guide to genetic diseases; CSHL; very good!)

Cracking the Code of Life (NOVA online videos clips pertaining the to Human Genome Project) (Straight from Sweden, neat site)

Every time you listen to a CD, or use a laser pointer you are holding the discovery of a Nobel Prize Winner (born and raised in South Carolina) in your hand - pretty neat!

Video games for each Nobel prize category: physics, chemistry, medicine, peace, literature, economics.

Avoid "slackers" who steal your CDs Play the Laser Challenge Game

Chemistry - Play the Chirality Game

Medicine - Play the Blood Typing Game

Are There Any Jobs Out There for Me?

Are you looking for a more serious opportunity? Here are a few links that you may find useful.

Molecular Biology and Genomics Summer Internships for Undergraduates

Paid summer programs (travel, housing, salary) to do Molecular Biology Research at:

Clemson University - Research Internship (SC)

Duke University - Genomics Undergraduate Experience (NC)

MIT - Summer Internship Research Program (Cambridge, MA)

New York University - Genomics/Bioinformatics Research (NY)

Links to other NSF paid summer programs for undergraduates

South Carolina Graduate School Links (note this is a partial list of programs in South Carolina; the world is your playground....there are hundreds of other programs throughout the United States and abroad)

USC Genetic Counseling Master's Degree Program

USC Bioinformatics Master's Degree Program

USC Biotechnology Master's Degree Program

USC Master's in Public Health Degree Program (15 month program)

MUSC-Professional Degree Programs
  Doctor of Medicine
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MUSC Combined Professional/Research Degree Programs
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MUSC Research Degree Programs
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 Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences with concentrations in:
     Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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     Microbiology and Immunology
     Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
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