Biological Informatics

Biological Informatics
[Download Biological Informatics White Paper Link Compilation] is a Subject Tracer™ Information Blog developed and created by the Virtual Private Library™. It is designed to bring together the latest resources and sources on an ongoing basis from the Internet for biological informatics (health informatics, neuroinformatics, biodiversity informatics and biomolecular informatics) which are listed below. We always welcome suggestions of additional sites and resources to be added to this comprehensive listing and please submit by clicking here. This site has been developed and maintained by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.; Internet expert, author, keynote speaker, and consultant. His latest white papers include Searching the Internet, Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources, and Knowledge Discovery Resources 2015. All of his Subject Tracer™ Information Blogs and his white papers are available from His latest monthly column is available by clicking here. Subscribe to his free monthly Awareness Watch™ Newsletter. Learn more by clicking here.

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This Biological Informatics Subject Tracer Information Blog is divided into the following categories:

HEALTH INFORMATICS (Medical Informatics)
Current Subject Tracer™ Information Blogs

Biological Informatics:

1000 Genomes Project

Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources

A Genetic Atlas of Human Admixture History

Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America (ABJNA)

BeeSpace – An Environment for Analyzing Nature and Nurture in Societal Roles


BioEd Online – Biology Teacher Resources from Baylor College of Medicine

BioethicsWeb [Intute Closed in July 2011] – The Biomedical Informatics Career Portal

Bioinformatics Journal

Bioinformatics Organization


Bioline International

Biological and Chemical Terrorism Information for Healthcare Professionals

Biological Journals and Abbreviations

Biology and Medicine

Biology News Net – The Biomaterials Network

Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology

BioMedExperts – Scientific Social Networking

Biomedical Digital Libraries [Open Access – Archives Available]


BIOS – Biological Innovation for Open Society


BioText Search Engine

Briefings in Bioinformatics

caBIG™ – cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid

Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI)

ChemIDplus Database


Cytoscape – Open Source Bioinformatics Platform for Network Analysis and Visualization

DNA From the Beginning – Comprehensive, Open Access, Web Based Biostatistical Package

eHealthcareBot Search Engine The Online Journal of Scientific Posters

European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI)

Frontiers in BioScience                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Gene Ontology™ (GO) Consortium

Genetics and Genomics From the U.S. Library of Medicine

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Journal (GEBJ) [Publication Discontinued 2011]

Genome Gateway [Publication Discontinued July 2011]

Genomic Medicine

Genomics Glossaries & Taxonomies – Life-Science Search Engine

GVSS – Grid Virtual Screening Service

Human Genome Project Education Resources

InfoBionics – Flexible Data Mining Applications

InsightMedi – The Global Photo-sharing Network for Healthcare Professionals

International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC)

International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (IJABE)

International Journal Bioautomation

International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications (IJBRA)

International Journal of Biological Sciences and Technology (IJBLST)

International Journal of Biomedical Science (IJBS)

International Journal of Biometrics and Bioinformatics (IJBB)

International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI)

isainfrastructure – Investigation/Study/Assay

Journal of Biomedical Sciences and Research (JBSR) [Archives available till 2011 issue]

Journal of Biomedical Semantics

Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology [now called BioMed Research International]

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) – Biological Research in a Video Format

LabGuru – Research Management Resource

LeadDiscovery – Dedicated to Drug Discovery

Map of Life – Integrating Species Distribution Knowledge


MEDIE – Intelligent Search Engine for Biomedical Correlations

nanoHUB – Simulation, Education and Community for Nanotechnology

Nature RSS Newsfeeds

NLM Medical Text Indexer (MTI)

NuGO Bioethics Guidelines Tool

Open Bioinformatics Journal

Open Biological and Biomedical Ontologies (OBO)

Open-i Project – An Open Access Biomedical Image Search Engine

Open Tissue Wiki

OReFiL: Online Resource Finder for Lifesciences

Personal Genome Project (PGP)


PhysioNet – Research Resource for Complex Physiologic Signals

Plant Products Research Journal

Project Ranks Billions of Drug Interactions

Protocol Online – Your Lab’s Reference Book

Pubget – Search Across BioMedicine PDFs

Public Data Sets on AWS

R&D Chemicals – Chemical Compounds Database

Reflect: Automated Annotation of Scientific Terms of Proteins and Small Molecules

ResearchGATE – Professional Network for Scientists

Resource Informagen™ – Biotech Company Directories

Resources for Bioinformatics

RNAMiner – A Bioinformatics Protocol for Mining Large RNA-Seq Transcriptomics Data

Scientist Solutions – International Life Science Community

Scitable – A Collaborative Learning Space for Life Sciences

ScratchPads – Research Community Working On the Web

SHIRAZ Project

South African National Bioinformatics Institute

The Biology Project

The TAMBIS Project

Transcriptic – Let Their Robots Do Your Life Science

uBio – Indexing and Organizing 11,106,374 Biological Names

VADLO – BioMedical and Life Sciences Search Engine

Visual Medical Dictionary


HEALTH INFORMATICS:  (Medical Informatics)

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

Authoratory – Database of Leading PubMed Scientists

Biomedical Digital Libraries [No longer being Published; Archives Available]

Biomedical Informatics Research Network

Biomedical Research Web Directory

CureHunter – Medical Search and Discovery

Electronic Journal of Health Informatics (eJHI)

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering

Framingham SNP Health Association Resource (SHARe)

Health Informatics Forum – Discussion Forum for Health Informatics
Professionals and Students

International Journal of Biomedical Sciences (IJBS)

International Journal of Medical Microbiology

JMIR : Journal of Medical Internet Research

Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Research

MedBioWorld [Medical and Bioscience Directory Mainly in German, Some English]

Open Biomarkers Journal

OpenClinica – Clinical Research Studies Software

Open Directory – Health: Medicine: Informatics

openEHR [Domain-driven platform for e-Health Systems]

RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine

Search Medical Algorithms



Institute of Neuroinformatics

International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF)

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)

NIH Guide: The Human Brain Project (Neuroinformatics): Phase I – Feasibility; Phase II – Refinements, Maintenance and Integration




Biodiversity Informatics Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal

Chemistry & Biodiversity

Global Biodiversity Information Facility

GRAIN – Agricultural Biodiversity

Open Directory – Science: Environment: Biodiversity: Informatics

Overview of Biodiversity Informatics

Systematics and Biodiversity



AANT : Amino Acid-Nucleotide Interaction Database

AddGene – Better Way to Share Plasmids

Advances in Bioinformatics

Algorithms for Molecular Biology

American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics

Ares Lab Yeast Intron Database

ASC: Active Sequence Collection

BELIT – Bioethics Literature Database


Biocompare – Buyer’s Guide for Life Scientists

Bioenergy Research

BioForge – Community for Biological Innovation


Bioinformatics and Biology Insights



BioInformatics Links

BioInformatics Tools

Bioinformatics – UCSC Science & Engineering Library Subject Guides

Bioinformatic Workflow Builder Interface


Biointerphases: An Open Access Journal for the Biomaterials Interface Community

Biological Theory: Integrating Development, Evolution, and Cognition

Biology Direct

Bio Mapping

Biomarker Insights

BioMed Central

Biometric Technology Today

BioMolecular Engineering Research Institute (BMERC)

BioNanomatrix, Inc (BNM)

BIONLP.ORG – Natural Language Processing of Biology Text

BioRuby [Open source bioinformatics library for Ruby]

Biotechnology Journal (BTJ)

Biotechnology Resources

BLAST UTR db: Untranslated Regions Database

Briefings in Functional Genomics and Proteomics

BSML – Bioinformatics Sequence Markup Language

Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre

CAMERA (Community Cyberinfrastructure for Advanced Microbial Ecology Research and Analysis)

Cancer Genome Atlas

Cancer Genomics Publications Data Sets

Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics (CBB)

Cell Division

Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics

Chemical Biology & Drug Design

Complete Genomics (CGI)

Computational Biology and Chemistry

Connectivity Map – Connecting Diseases, Genes and Drugs

CorePsych – Brain and Body Connections

CSH Protocols

CUTG : Codon Usage Tabulated from GenBank

Data Mining Resources

dbGaP – Database of Genotype and Phenotype

Developmental Cell

DiscoveR8 – Life Sciences News, Discoveries, Hypotheses and Procedures [Last updated 4 years ago]

DNA Research

DrugBank Database

EBI and Ghent University Launch PRIDE: An Open Source Database Of Protein

EMBL SMART : Simple Modular Architecture Research Tool (for Proteins)

Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE)

Encyclopedia of Medical Genomics and Proteomics

Entrez – The Life Sciences Cross-Database Search Engine

Environmental Bioindicators

European Bioinformatics Institute

European Bioinformatics Institute: Research Groups

Evolutionary Bioinformatics Online (EBO)

Evolutionary Intelligence

Functional Glycomics Gateway

Genamics SoftwareSeek

GeneEd: Genetics, Education, Discovery

Genetic Science Learning Center

Genographic Project

Genome Bioinformatics – UCSC

Genome Biology and Evolution

Genome Browsers

Genome Tools


Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

GenScript – Your One Stop Wet Lab for Biology

Go3R – Knowledge Based Semantic Search Engine To Avoid Animal Experiments

GoPubMed – Ontology-based Literature Search

Guide to Selected  Bioinformatics Internet Resources

GUS – The Genomics Unified Schema [Site Last Updated 2005]

HapMap Project – Identify and Catalog Genetic Similarities and Differences in Human Beings

H-Invitational Database (H-Inv DB)

HS3D – Homo Sapiens Splice Sites Dataset

Immunome Research

International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics (IJDMB)

International Journal of Human Genetics

Internet Resources for Bioinformatics

Invertebrate Biology

JCVI Cloud BioLinux

Journal of Biological Chemistry

Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition

Journal of Cell and Molecular Biology

Journal of Genetics

Journal of Molecular Histology

Journal of Molecular Signaling

Journal of Pharmacy and Bioresources (JPB)

Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics (JPB)

Journal of Proteome Research

Kaggle – Data Mining, Forecasting and BioInformatics Competitions

KEGG: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: VISTA

Macromolecular Bioscience

MethDB : DNA Methylation Database

Microbial Genome Sequencing Program

Microbiology [Particular coverage for Russian microbiology-related developments]

Microsoft Biology Tools (MBT)

MIX – Meta-analysis with Interactive eXplanations in Excel

Molecular and Cellular Proteomics (MCP)

Molecular Biology Database Collection : 2004 Update [Nucleic Acids Research]

Molecular BioSystems!recentarticles&all

Molecular Cytogenetics

Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Virology

Molecular Informatics Resource for the Analysis of Gene Expression (MIRAGE)

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (MPMI)

National Center for BioTechnology Information (NCBI)

Nature Methods

Neurochemical Journal

Neuron Glia Biology

Neurotransmitter – Biomedical Information in Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Psychology

NHGRI Statute and Legislation Database – Science Podcast [Last Updated 2011]

Oligonucleotides – now known as Nucleic Acid Therapeutics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

OMIM – Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man

OpenClinica: Professional Open Source Solutions for the Clinical Research Enterprise

Pathway Studio Biology Information Solution                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

PharmGKB: The Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics Knowledge Base

PhenX Toolkit

Pleiades Promoter Project

PPAR Research

Project Ensembl


Protein Journal – The Proteomics Portal™


PROWL [Mass Spectrometry of Biological Macromolecules]

PSI-Nature Structural Biology Knowledgebase (PSI SBKB)

RECAP – Informing Key Biopharmaceutical Decisions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

RECODE : Database of Translational Recoding Events

Registry of Standard Biological Parts

Russian Journal of Genetics

Scalable Molecular Dynamics (NAMD)


Selected Web Sites of Interest to Kineticists, Modelers, Computational Biologists, Theoretical Biologists and Bioinformaticians

SIGMA: Large Scale Machine Learning Toolkit

Silencing Genomes


Source Code for Biology and Medicine

STRBase : Short Tandem Repeat DNA Internet Database

StructuralBiology KnowledgeBase                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms


The Genetic Codes

The PubChem Project

The TAMBIS Project

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Thomson Reuters RECAP – Informing Key Biopharmaceutical Decisions

ToPNet (Protein Topology Calculation Software)

Transinsight – Intelligent Search Technologies for the Life Sciences

Translational OncoGenomics

Transmembrane Structure Prediction Servers

TranspoGene Server

Tree of Life Web Project (ToL)

Tripos Discovery Informatics

Tsinghua University-Institute of Bioinformatics: DBSubLoc

UCLA Bioinformatics Program                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

UCSC Genome Bioinformatics

VADLO – Life Sciences Search Engine

Visual Complexity

YSearch – Public Y-DNA Database

©2015 Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.

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