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Biophysics Textbook On-Line
A number of book chapters and Biophysical Journal teaching articles presently available in PDF or html format (about 20). Sponsored by the Biophysical Society.

GLACTONE
Glactone is a three year project funded by the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia. The goal of this project to provide computer based resources for chemistry and biochemistry students and faculty in the State of Georgia. There are currently 9 colleges and universities making up Glactone, with Georgia State University being the lead institution.

Introduction to Macromolecular Simulation
The purpose of this tutorial is to introduce several popular numerical techniques used to simulate the structure and dynamics of biomolecules. The discussion is confined to simulation methods that apply classical mechanics to biological systems, although some quantum theory is presented to quantify some shortcomings of classical approximations. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation, Langevin dynamics (LD) simulation, Monte Carlo (MC) simulation, and normal mode analysis are among the methods surveyed here.

Physics of biological processes
This is a physics hypertext book: it is intended as a vehicle for students in the biological and chemical sciences, enabling them to understand the physical underpinnings of their later studies. As often as possible, the systems under investigation will relate to human physiology, for there is no substitute for relevance to motivate the study of a subject.

Encyclopedia of Analytical Instrumentation (Science  Hypermedia, Inc.)
Books, Journals, Software, and other Resources / Data Acquisition and Electronics / Data Handling / Diffraction / Electrochemistry / Gravimetry / Imaging / Mass Spectrometry / Materials & Surface Analysis / Optics / Sensors / Separations / Spectroscopy / Standards / Thermal Methods / Titration

The second law of thermodynamics
This site shows that some ancient questions about "things going wrong" in our lives have surprisingly simple answers in modern basic chemistry (even things happening to us which cause that painful cry of "Why me?")

Microelectrode Techniques
The full text of this vital textbook - 450 pages of practical and theoretical discussion and teaching materials on the latest developments in electrophysiology. The first Plymouth 'Microelectrode Techniques' workshop was held in April 1984. Interest in this subject area was very high and the workshop was greatly oversubscribed. The workshop has been updated and repeated many times since, and this handbook arose out of the need to further disseminate the knowledge assembled by the leading experts in this field. This year's course (1999) is being held in September, and you can find full details here.

Reference books

Encyclopedia of Analytical Instrumentation (Science  Hypermedia, Inc.)
Books, Journals, Software, and other Resources / Data Acquisition and Electronics / Data Handling / Diffraction / Electrochemistry / Gravimetry / Imaging / Mass Spectrometry / Materials & Surface Analysis / Optics / Sensors / Separations / Spectroscopy / Standards / Thermal Methods / Titration
PROMISE
 The Prosthetic groups and Metal Ions in Protein Active Sites Database

Research materials

Biochemistry (Moscow) On-Line,
World Wide Web version of the international edition of Russian leading scientific journal in the fields of biochemistry and biochemical aspects of molecular biology, bioorganic chemistry, microbiology, immunology, physiology, and biomedical sciences. Some articles available in full text (in HTML)

JD Lab page
Our lab at UT Southwestern. We study the three-dimensional structures of biological macromolecules with the methods of X-ray crystallography. Among the techniques we use are heterologous expression, purification, crystallization, and mutagenesis of proteins, X-ray diffraction, computational crystallography, and structure analysis. Our interests focus on the following main areas: Proteins involved in energy transfer and electron transfer, proteins using light energy, membrane proteins, membrane associating proteins, chaperonins and proteins with repeating sequence motifs.

Conferences materials

The 1997 Albany Conference: Biomolecular Motors and Nanomachines
September 4-7, 1997 Rensselaerville, New York

Workshop on theoretical biophysics Hiddensee, April 1 - 4 1998
Programme and Abstracts

Hiddensee Workshop of the Graduiertenkolleg "Dynamics and evolution of cellular and macromolecular processes" March, 17-19, 1999
Programme only

3rd Berlin Workshop on Theoretical Biophysics (1996)
Programme and abstracts.
The main topics are: Nonlinear dynamics (calcium oscillations and waves, synchronization of cellular oscillations, minimal models of oscillations), evolutionary optimization of enzymatic systems, metabolic control analysis and kinetic modelling, flux modes in chemical reaction networks, Molecular dynamics of proteins, DNA sequences, membrane dynamics, Evolutionary game theory, modelling of signal transduction in the visual cascade.