Links

General and study

 

Homepage of the Department http://www.dcbp.unibe.ch
Students’ Association of the University of Bern http://www.sub.unibe.ch
Association DCB Alumni – Bernese former chemistry students http://www.dcbalumni.ch/
ILIAS student group Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy ilias3_unibe_grp_500645.html
VPN login to the university network from external accesses https://vpn.unibe.ch/
Access to databases (VPN login required) https://webvpn.unibe.ch/content/suchen__finden/
Student Association book exchange on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/fachverein/

Chemistry

Comprehensive chemistry encyclopaedia http://www.chemgapedia.de/
All about stereochemistry http://online-media.uni-marburg.de/chemie/ bioorganic/stereo/kapitel1.html
Everything about spectroscopy http://www.spectroscopynow.com
Comprehensive site about organic chemistry. Almost all reactions with examples and literature. http://www.organische-chemie.ch
Jmol: Programme for the 3D representation of molecules http://jmol.sourceforge.net/
Structures and animations of chemical reactions http://www.chemtube3d.com/
Simple simulations of chemistry http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/
category/chemistry
Information about the basics of chemistry (AC, OC). http://www.chemieseite.de/

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.

Biochemistry

Page with many excellent animations on biochemistry http://www.wiley.com/legacy/college/
boyer/0470003790/
UniProt: extensive collection of information on proteins, recognises name search http://www.uniprot.org/
BLAST: Enter amino acid or nucleotide sequence, searches for matches to known proteins; amino acid and nucleotide sequence can be found http://blast.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Blast.cgi
ExPASY: bioinformatics portal for calculating many properties http://www.expasy.org/
PDB: Structures of proteins and nucleic acids http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/home/home.do
PyMOL: Programme for the 3D representation of biomolecules (registration required) http://www.pymol.org/
Webcutter 2.0: Finds restriction sites in any DNA sequence http://www.firstmarket.com/cutter/cut2.html
ApE (A plasmid Editor): A versatile programme around plasmids. Virtual digest, graphical representation, primer design, etc. http://biologylabs.utah.edu/jorgensen/wayned/ape/
Rebase: Database on restriction enzymes http://rebase.neb.com/rebase/rebase.html
Pubmed: Online publication search http://www.pubmed.org

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.

Pharmacy

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

Links around Bern

http://www.bern.ch Official site of the city
http://www.bern.com/de/ Tourist site of the city
http://www.be.ch Official site of the Canton of Bern
http://www.bernmobil.ch BernMobil: route maps and timetables as well as general information on public transport in the city
http://www.kulturagenda.be/ Bernese cultural agenda
http://www.bewegungsmelder.ch/bern/ Bewegungsmelder Bern (agenda of events in Bern)
http://www.kitag.com Kinotheater AG: online reservation
http://www.quinnie.ch Quinnie-Cinemas: online reservation
http://www.freewalkingtoursbern.ch/ With the Free Walking Tours Bern you can visit the most important sights of the city, discover different quarters, learn about historical facts as well as Bernese legends and myths and thus get to know the city.

Other links

http://mint-nachhilfe.ch/ MINT Tutoring Institute. Offers the following subjects: Mathematics, Computer Science, Natural Sciences and Technology.
http://www.turboreading.ch/ The company Turboreading offers seminars aimed at increasing the reading speed of its customers.
http://buchsuch.ch/ Price comparison for books
ROCK YOUR LIFE At Rock Your Life! students support a student in choosing a career and thus contribute to educational equity and can themselves gain valuable counselling experience and acquire soft skills highly desired by employers.