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European Arabidopsis Stock Centre Seed and information resources.
ExPASy Proteomics Server ExPASy is the SIB Bioinformatics Resource Portal which provides access to scientific databases and software tools (i.e., resources) in different areas of life sciences including proteomics, genomics, phylogeny, systems biology, population genetics, transcriptomics etc.
ISI Web of Knowledge Web of Science connects publications and researchers through citations and controlled indexing in curated databases spanning every discipline. Uses cited reference search to track prior research and monitor current developments in over 100 year’s worth of content that is fully indexed, including 2.6 million records and backfiles dating back to 1898.
PopGenie – Integrative populus genome explorer v3 PopGenIE: The Populus Genome Integrative Explorer
ScienceDirect ScienceDirect – is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from nearly 2,500 journals and 26,000 books.
SUBA, Arabidopsis subcellular database SUBA provides a powerful tool to investigate subcellular localisation in Arabidopsis through the unification of disparate datasets and through the provision of a web accessible interface for the construction of powerful user based queries resulting in a one-stop-shop for protein localisation in this model plant.
The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) maintains a database of genetic and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana .
The Bio-Array Resource for Plant Functional Genomics Pubmed the BAR! User-friendly web-based tools for working with functional genomics and other data. Most are designed with the plant (mainly Arabidopsis) reseacher in mind, but a couple can be useful to the wider research community,
WMD3 – Automated design of artificial microRNAs WMD3 – Web app for the automated design of artificial microRNAs.
The Primer Design Application Primer3 is a widely used program for designing PCR primers (PCR = “Polymerase Chain Reaction”). PCR is an essential and ubiquitous tool in genetics and molecular biology. Primer3 can also design hybridization probes and sequencing primers.
Pubmed PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

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YouSendit (now Hightail) Online file sharing, storage and much more
Bioscience Careers A Blog, posting info on topics such as Linkedin, “Where are the Jobs?”
My Science Career A regularly updated resource of first-person stories about science careers that intends to flag some of the diverse opportunities now available.
WoW Academic Tools WoW webpage with web site links to resources to help with dissertation and Thesis prep, “How to give a good talk”, Twitter for Academia, Biorenewable Cafe
WoW Courses and Workshops WoW webpage listing custom workshops and required courses for WoW Trainees
UBC Graduate Student Resources WoW Resources for Graduate Student Career Development
UBC Academic English Support Program (AES) For UBC students who speak English as an additional language. The Academic English Support (AES) program offers free, one-on-one support to improve your academic English for success at UBC, confidential participation.

  • Offered throughout the year.
  • The language coaches are UBC instructors at the UBC Continuing Studies English Language Institute. All of the coaches have graduate degrees in English language teaching or related fields, and many years of experience.
The Craft of Research The Craft of Research – book recommended by Dr. Lacey Samuels as a resource “how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, “So what?”” (from the book cover)
Networking – UBC Student Services UBC Student Services provides valuable resources.  Follow the links to » Build my career » Resources and advising »

  • Networking –  Students can book an advising appointment to speak with a career advisor and get your questions answered.  At Centre for Student Involvement and Careers 604-822-4011 Brock Hall
  • Informational interviews – In an informational interview, you talk with people in the working world to gain a better understanding of an occupation or industry – and to build a network of contacts in that field.
  • 50 Ways to Get a Job = 50 Ways to get a Job – Networking Steps
The Elevator Talk Important for Conference Networking – a short summary about your research.  This is commonly referred to as the Elevator Speech or Elevator Statement – a 20-30 second introduction for your company (or Research) that is quick and compelling