Related Links

Looking for even more teaching tools? You won't want to miss these biotechnology-related Internet resources.

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Education Associations, Consortia, and Model Programs

The Association for Science Education (UK)

Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium (BABEC) (U.S.)

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) (U.S.)

Boston University School of Medicine — CityLab (U.S.)

California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) (U.S.)

De Praktijk (Netherlands)

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM) (Italy)

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center — Science Education Partnership (SEP) (U.S.)

Irish Science Teachers Association (ISTA) (Ireland)

Institute of Biology (UK)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – Edward Teller Education Center (ETEC) (U.S.)

Los Angeles Educational Partnership (U.S.)

Medical Research Council (MRC) (UK)

National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Center — Bio-Link (professional development for biotechnology instructors) (U.S.)

National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) (U.S.)

National Center for Biotechnology Information (U.S.)

National Resource Center for Biology and Biotechnology (Sweden)

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) (U.S.)

New York Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Open Science (Austria)

The Royal Society (UK)

Science and Health Education Partnership (SEP) (collaboration between University of California, San Francisco, and the San Francisco Unified School District) (U.S.)

Society of Biology (UK)

The University of California, Los Angeles — Undergraduate Genomics Research Initiative (UGRI) (U.S.)

University of North Carolina Destiny Program (U.S.)

UK Biobank (world's largest resource for the study of the role of nature and nurture in health and disease) (UK)

VIB — Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (Belgium)

XLAB — Experimental Laboratory for Young People (Germany)


FishBase (searchable database of fish species, resource for Bio-Rad's Fish DNA Barcoding Kit)

The University of Arizona — Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) (U.S.)

The University of California, Berkeley — Understanding Evolution (resource for understanding and teaching evolution) (U.S.)


American Paternity Center (U.S.)

Crime Scene Investigations (gateway site to information about crime scene investigation, education, jobs, and more) (U.S.) (International Crime Analysis Association Telematic Journal of Clinical Criminology) (Italy)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (forensic resources) (U.S.)

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) (U.S. Dept. of Justice) (U.S.)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) — Short Tandem Repeat DNA Internet Database (U.S.)

Netherlands Forensic Institute (Netherlands)

Office of Law Enforcement Standards — Forensic Sciences Project (U.S.)

The Tech Museum of Innovation — The Tech: Understanding Genetics (forensic applications and chimeras) (U.S.)

The University of California, Davis — Virtual DNA Fingerprinting Laboratory (U.S.)

U.S. Dept of Justice — Office of Justice Programs (U.S.)

Graphics, Animations, Tutorials, and More

Access Excellence @ The National Health Museum (U.S.)

Amgen — About Biotechnology (U.S.)

Baylor College of Medicine — BioEd Online (biology teacher resources) (U.S.)

Bio-Rad — ELISA animation (view with Adobe Flash Player) or Windows-only download, 1.15 MB; Flash Player not required

Bio-Rad — (U.S.)

Bio-Rad — Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) animation (view with Adobe Flash Player) or Windows-only download, 1.15 MB; Flash Player not required

Center for BioMolecular Modeling — Using the Green Flourescent Protein (U.S.)

Nobel Foundation — (games and simulations)

North Harris College (biology animations, movies, and interactive tutorial links) (U.S.)

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) (U.S.)

Pearson Prentice Hall — The Biology Place (free access to classic edition) (U.S.)

Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) (UK)

Science Buddies (science fair projects and experiments) (U.S.)

Science Magazine — (career development site) (U.S.)

The University of Arizona — The Biology Project (U.S.)

Portal Sites and Other Useful Links