General and study


Homepage of the Department
Students’ Association of the University of Bern
Association DCB Alumni – Bernese former chemistry students
ILIAS student group Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy ilias3_unibe_grp_500645.html
VPN login to the university network from external accesses
Access to databases (VPN login required)
Student Association book exchange on Facebook


Comprehensive chemistry encyclopaedia
All about stereochemistry bioorganic/stereo/kapitel1.html
Everything about spectroscopy
Comprehensive site about organic chemistry. Almost all reactions with examples and literature.
Jmol: Programme for the 3D representation of molecules
Structures and animations of chemical reactions
Simple simulations of chemistry
Information about the basics of chemistry (AC, OC).

Notes on the databases

There is a whole range of databases, so here is a brief explanation. Very practical is Reaxys, where you can find extensive information on structures, reactions, data and literature. Apart from Wikipedia (but don’t say P. Küpfer ;-)), Chemgapedia as a freely accessible homepage and RÖMPP are also suitable encyclopaedias.


Page with many excellent animations on biochemistry
UniProt: extensive collection of information on proteins, recognises name search
BLAST: Enter amino acid or nucleotide sequence, searches for matches to known proteins; amino acid and nucleotide sequence can be found
ExPASY: bioinformatics portal for calculating many properties
PDB: Structures of proteins and nucleic acids
PyMOL: Programme for the 3D representation of biomolecules (registration required)
Webcutter 2.0: Finds restriction sites in any DNA sequence
ApE (A plasmid Editor): A versatile programme around plasmids. Virtual digest, graphical representation, primer design, etc.
Rebase: Database on restriction enzymes
Pubmed: Online publication search

Notes on the biochemistry links

Finding information in biochemistry is not as easy as with Reaxys, for example. Without prior knowledge, you won’t get very far. However, there is an introduction to some databases in the practical course Biochemistry I and you learn more in the lecture Bioinformatics during the 6th semester.





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