For an overview and answers to common questions of what Biology Information Technology does, please visit the BIT Presented IT Overview for Grad Student Orientation web page ( and click on the BIT Overview Presentation link at the bottom of the page.
GDCB faculty, staff and students are currently housed in four buildings on campus: Bessey Hall, Molecular Biology Building, Roy J. Carver Co-Lab and Science Hall II.
Links to forms and information for purchasing, travel reimbursement and absence reporting. Most forms are fillable.
Brenton Center for Agricultural Instruction and Technology Transfer
The Brenton Center delivers quality credit and non-credit educational offerings, provides reliable services, and ensures exemplary support for technology use and distance education efforts of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
CELT – Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Established in 1993, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching provides resources for faculty, staff, graduate students and postdocs interested in teaching. Its mission is to support, promote and enhance teaching effectiveness and student learning at Iowa State University.
The Center for Metabolic Biology (CMB) facilitates, encourages, and sponsors innovative and fundamental molecular research that will lead to a comprehensive understanding of metabolic networks and systems.
Engineering-LAS Online Learning (ELO) is responsible for online education for the Colleges of Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences. We offer a number of online graduate and undergraduate degree programs and certificates as well as professional development opportunities.
A 3D Game for Learning Cellular and Metabolic Biology
The Protein-RNA Interface Database (PRIDB) is a comprehensive collection of all protein-RNA complexes from the Protein Data Bank (PDB).
RPISeq is a family of machine learning classifiers for predicting RNA-protein interactions using only sequence information.
CBiRC is enabling the growth of the nascent biobased chemical industry by integrating biological and chemical catalysis systems to produce biorenewable chemicals.
We provide a public database for metabolomics data from plants and eukaryotic microorganisms.
Undergraduate research at ISU
Student research opportunities can be found across the university, in laboratories and libraries, in the field or at a computer, and in a variety of disciplines.
MaizeGDB is a community-oriented, long-term, federally funded informatics service to researchers focused on the crop plant and model organism Zea mays.