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informatics & structure

SGD | WormBase
UNIPROT | Protein Calculator | BioGRID | PhosphoGRID | PhosphoPep
Rosetta | Robetta | FoldIt | I-TASSER | ConSurf | PHYRE2
ExPASy | BLAST | CLUSTAL | Prosite | SMART | CDD | HullRad hydrodynamics calcs
BRENDA Enzyme Information System
NEB Tech Ref

yeast methods

The Yeast Book | SGD | MIPS Yeast DB | Yeast Resource Center @ UW
Brewer Lab — general yeast mol bio, chromosome replication…
Davis Lab — microtubule binding
Dunham Lab — great page: chemostats, mol bio, media, microarrays…
Fields Lab — yeast two-hybrid info
Gardner Lab — general yeast protocols
Gottschling Lab — a lot of really good general protocols
Hahn Lab — treasure trove of yeast and biochemical protocols
Keogh Lab Yeast Protocols
Herskowitz Lab — classic selection of general yeast protocols
Rout Lab — Michael Rout’s group has state-of-the-art techniques for yeast cell disruption and affinity isolation of protein complexes.

worm methods

The Worm Book | WormBase | WormAtlas
CGC — Caenorhabditis Genetics Center @ U. Minnesota
C. elegans Gene Knockout Consortium
Japanese National Bioresource Project for C. elegans
Preiss Lab — great set of C. elegans resource links

membrane methods

Keller Lab — good set of links on lipids, membranes,
and other stuff that you should know about.
Anatrace Detergents Primer
Anatrace Detergent Properties

biophysical methods

Biophysical Society methods compendium — optical microscopy,
electrophysiology, single molecule techniques, spectroscopy, simulation…
WEBMAXC Metal ion chelation calculator <<< AWESOME

uw technical resources

Analytical Biopharmacy Core
MedChem Mass Spec Center
UW Proteomics Core
High Throughput Screening Core
Keck Imaging Core
Center for Nanotechnology
Dept. of Chemistry Facilities & Services Links

open hardware 🛠 🔬 ⚗ ️

Intro to Open Hardware at PLoS Blogs
PLoS Open Hardware Channel
Journal of Open Hardware
HardwareX — Elsevier 😖

small parts

PIC/RBC Bearings

Presenting results
Fundamentals of Data Visualization, by Claus Wilke
Data Visualization: a practical introduction, by Kieran Healy
Color Brewer — Colorblind-friendly palettes and LUTs for data presentation.
Color Picker
Color Oracle — tester for color-blind figures.