This website is intended to provide useful information to college or high school students & teachers, as well as to novice scientists in the life science or chemistry fields.

Most of the information covered by the website has to do with the molecular biochemistry of proteins and their building blocks, amino acids. This includes also related topics like the structure and function of peptides, vitamins, and methods for studying proteins. The information is adapted in most part from my book, co-written with Prof. Nir Ben-Tal from Tel-Aviv University:


A second edition of the book is currently being written and should be published around the end of 2016.


The topics covered by the website are as follows:


I. Biochemistry & Cell biology

1. The molecules of life

2.  Proteins: Nature’s own nano-machines

3. Amino acids: Chemistry & Biochemistry

4. How Vitamins Work

4. Biochemistry & molecular biology animations

5. Online exams in Biochemistry & Cell Biology

6. The living cell gallery

7. Research focus: antimicrobial peptides

8. Science links


II. Biophysics & Bioinformatics

1. Molecular biophysics

2. Computational methods & tools in biophysics

3. Databases & bioinformatic tools