Biotechnology Center

The University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center (UWBC), located at 425 Henry Mall, offers state-of-the-art research services at competitive user fees to UW-Madison scientists. The services can increase the quality and quantity of your biological science research and enhance your competitiveness for federal grant support. These services include: DNA synthesis and sequencing, peptide synthesis, peptide sequencing and mass spectrometry of phosphopeptides and small metabolites, production of transgenic/knockout mice and rats, education programs and multimedia technology resources. Most of our services are also available to state, regional, national and international researchers.


The UW-Madison Libraries emphasize service and see over 4,000,000 visitors every year. Library staff take an active interest in serving the teaching, research and scholarly activities of UW System students, faculty, staff, and the citizens of Wisconsin as well as visiting scholars. This guide has been created to support research and teaching of the UW-Madison Biochemistry Department.

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.

RCSB Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB)

The Protein Data Bank (PDB) archive is the single worldwide repository of information about the 3D structures of large biological molecules, including proteins and nucleic acids. These are the molecules of life that are found in all organisms including bacteria, yeast, plants, flies, other animals, and humans. Understanding the shape of a molecule helps to understand how it works. This knowledge can be used to help deduce a structure's role in human health and disease, and in drug development. The structures in the archive range from tiny proteins and bits of DNA to complex molecular machines like the ribosome.


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.