EDUCATION: Peering Into the Cell Nucleus

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Science  06 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5514, pp. 19
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5514.19b

Shining a light into the inner workings of the cell nucleus is no mean feat. But that's exactly the goal of Faced with teaching students about a fast-moving field that lacks a good textbook, Web master Michael Hendzel of the University of Alberta took it upon himself to help out the nuclear structure community. The site includes movies and animations of the cell nucleus in action, links to research resources, and catalogs of professional opportunities and cell nucleus images, plus links to the National Center for Biotechnology Information's electronic version of the classic textbook, Molecular Biology of the Cell.

Still to come: a lecture series that will constitute a full course on the cell nucleus. “I'm aiming at third- or fourth-year college students or researchers new to the field,” Hendzel says. The first lecture will be posted to the site, which will soon be changing its URL to, in late spring.

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