Southwest Biotechnology and Informatics Center
SWBIC Staff, Dr. Charles Shuster, Director
This site provides Molecular Biology Graduate Program Bioinformatics and Educational resources for researchers and educators. The great majority of these resources were developed by the Southwest Biotechnology and Informatics Center (SWBIC). Some sections of the SWBIC web site, however, were no longer being maintained and it was decided to move and maintain the remaining resources at this new web site.
The creation of this web site was funded in part by the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) grant. The goals of the MARC program are "to increase the number and capabilities of scientists from underrepresented minority groups who are engaged in biomedical research and to strengthen science curricula and student research opportunities at institutions with substantial minority enrollments in order to prepare minority students for research careers." The resources contained in the MOLB resources web site are intended to support the MARC program, particularly in education in the field of Bioinformatics.
The Bioinformatics Tools are actively maintained and run on the MOLB core computer laboratory's 32-node Beowulf cluster. The various educational resources include tutorials, exercises, downloadable PowerPoint presentations, interactive games, and more. The interactive games are now being hosted by the Genetic Testing Laboratories (GTL), Inc., as part of the GTL DNA & Molecular Biology Outreach Program. GTL is is a public/private company partially owned by New Mexico State University.
(SWBIC was funded by Grant Number DAAH04-96-1-0415 from the US Army Research Office.)
(The MARC Program is funded by Award Number GM07667-28 from the National Institutues of Health.)