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First, chemist Matthew Shair at Harvard University presents his lab's research in "the development of biomimetic target-oriented and diversity-oriented synthesis of complex molecules and the use of these approaches to discover new molecules for studying cell biology" (1). The descriptions are equipped with figures and images to help users understand the complex research. The second website features Professor Sir Jack Baldwin group's research in bio-organic and synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Oxford (2). Users can download many of the group's publications related to its research activities in penicillin, biomimetics, parallel, and total synthesis. Next, the University of Nottingham displays its investigations "to define the chemical interactions that determine the specificity and control of biological processes" (3). Visitors can discover the individual projects and publications of the fourteen main researchers involved with the group. The fourth website addresses the research of Bruce Donald's lab at Dartmouth in the use of Physical Geometric Algorithms (PGA) to better understand computational molecular biology (4). Researchers can find information on the group's software, funding, research, and downloads to many of the group's publications. Next, visitors can discover the University of Southampton chemistry Professor Mark Bradley's use of combinatorial chemistry to synthesize many compounds efficiently (5). The website features concise summaries, lists of publications, and information on the collaborators involved with the group's numerous research projects. At the sixth website, New York University discusses the ever-expanding range of topics available to scientists utilizing biomolecular tools, including the exploration of new chemical strategies for the control of gene expression and the creation of new approaches for combinatorial synthesis and high-throughput screening (6). Users can learn about the division's emphasis on experimental and computational approaches in dealing with research problems and also its involvement in training students in biological phenomena from a physical organic perspective. The seventh website describes the courses, student projects, and grants of the interdisciplinary Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Training Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (7). This site offers a great example of educational opportunities available for students to learn how to merge chemical and biological research. Lastly, the University of Delaware features its multidisciplinary graduate program where students perform research in biochemistry, biochemical engineering, bioorganic chemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, virology, bioanalytical chemistry, structural biology, bioinorganic chemistry, materials science, and plant biochemistry (8). Users can find links to the group pages of the 34 researchers involved in the program.

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