Dave McKay's favorite links

Quite Possibly the Mother of All Information for Structural Biology

A web site of web sites, the Resources for Macromolecular Structure probably lists every site you need for a lifetime of web-surfing.

General Tools

Genome Information

If you are interested in what genomes are being/have been sequenced, check out the Genomes OnLine Database. For a subset of genomes, check out the TIGR web site and look under "Microbial Database".

Looking for clones, cells, cDNAs?

Many things, including clones from several genome sequencing projects, can be found at the American Type Culture Collection. E. coli strains and information are maintained at the E. coli Genetic Stock Center. A lot of the more exotic things (archaea from near-hell on the bottom of the ocean, etc.) are maintained in a German collection, the Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen.  Some labs (including ours when we get around to it) deposit their published expression plasmids with AddGene

Structural Classification, Comparison, and Display

  • Under Reconstruction

True Dirt (and more!)

Tired of searching the National Commerce Business Daily in search of new ideas and job opportunities? Sorry you miss the Jerry Springer show for your daily dose of malicious rumor and scandal? Check out the Biotechnology Resource Center, complete with an interactive rumor mill.


Check out what is available for protein crystallography at the SSRL beamlines at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory. Or, for the more flower-power-inclined, check out the Advanced Light Source in Berkeley.

Looking for a grant agency?

For anyone unaware of it, the Stanford Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has a web site with substantial information for postdocs, including the procedure for submitting fellowship applications, information on many sources of support, and in some cases, electronic forms that can be downloaded and edited with Microsoft Word.

Other useful links

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