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-Howard Hughes Medical Institute

  • Virtual Labs
    "Immerse yourself in the world of biology. Become a scientist in our virtual labs, where you can identify deadly pathogens, probe heart patients, dissect a leech, or assay antibodies!"
    Sections include: Bacterial ID Lab ; Cardiology Lab ; Neurophysiology Lab ; ELISA Assay.
  • Virtual Museum
    "...on microbes, cardiology, and the senses."

CELLS alive!
A wonderful multimedia presentation.
By James A. Sullivan

Digital Learning Center for Microbial Ecology
"The goal of the DLC-ME is to use computers and network technologies to provide students and teachers interested in microbiology and microbial ecology with resources that may aid their learning and teaching."
Michigan State University

The ESG Biology Hypertextbook
Experimental Study Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fundamentals of Microbiology
Excellent page for an online course from Washington State University including an Internet textbook
By R. E. Hurlbert

"Your Microbiology Education Library"
Sections include Visual Resources ; Curriculum Resources ; Education Reviews & Resources ; Microbiology Education Journal ; Focus on Microbiology Education Newsletter.
American Society of Microbiology

Microbiology Video Library - (dead link)
"This is a growing collection of Microbiology teaching videos in QuickTime format."

Microbiology Webbed Out
Online textbook by Timothy Paustian, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Virtual Museum of Bacteria
"...This site brings together many links on bacteria, bacteriology, and related topics available on the web. It also provides crystal-clear information about many aspects of bacteria."

  • Yersinia pestis
    Sections include: Facts Sheets ; Lectures ; Scientific Papers ; Scientific Links.
    Written by Dr. T. M. Wassenaar (curator)

Online Tutorials - (dead link)
Leicester University

Parasitology Artifacts - Fact or Artifact?
Parasitology Turtorial
"The purpose of this site is to teach microscopists morphological criteria required to differentiate clinically important parasites from artifact material regularly seen in fecal samples and specimens from other body sites...This site is a supplementary source of reference material that is available to help advanced and beginner microscopists minimize identification errors by being better able to differentiate 'facts from artifacts.'"
Microbiology & Public Health for Northern Alberta at the University of Alberta

PBS - NOVA - Killer Disease on Campus (aired September 3, 2002)
"Doctors combat the deadliest form of meningitis, which strikes young people out of the blue."
Sections include: Interview and Personal Essay (Amy's Story, Behind the Scenes) ; Interactives and Animations (Killer in the Bloodstream, Making Vaccines) ; FAQs ; Links ; Books ; Teacher's Guide ; Transcript.

University of Leicester - Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology

  • LabWork - Online Experiments
    Experiments include: How Big is a Bug ; Pink Bugs, Purple Bugs ; Bacterial Growth Curve ; Anti-body-Antigen Interactions ; Mr. Campbell's Kidney ; Rubella Testing ; Viruses Don't Grow ; Influenza Virus Haemagglutination ; Henrietta Lacks.
  • Online Tutorials - (dead link)
    Tutorials include: The Virology Time Machine ; Siptah's Revenge ; A Dose of the Pox... ; How Now Mad Cow ; The Panama Puzzle ; Virus Replication.

University of Rochester Medical Center - Department of Microbiology and Immunology

  • Lecture Notes and Resources in Virology
    Includes General Virology for Graduate and Undergraduate Students ; 3D Visualizations in Virology ; Medical Virology (Host Defense) for Medical Studies ; Materials [on HIV/AIDS] for High School Students.

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