• MIT Postdoc Resources Center
  • MIT International Scholars Office
  • MIT Parking and Transportation
  • MIT Affiliate Health Plans
  • MIT Work-Life Center
  • Spouses & Partners at MIT
  • MIT Global Education & Career Development
  • MIT Libraries
  • Biology eJournals
  • Postdoc Travel Support
    1. Bldg. 68 Postdoc Travel Grant: Postdocs working with a Biology faculty member in Bldg. 68 may apply for financial assistance to professional conferences that enrich career development (including those outside one’s scope of current research). Support is intended to supplement other sources, such as fellowship or faculty funds, or provide assistance where no other support is available. Eligible expenses include transportation, accommodations, registration fee, and meals. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and should be submitted no later than two weeks prior to travel. Postdocs are eligible to apply for travel support for one conference/meeting during their tenure, up to $1,000 in eligible expenses. See Building 68 Postdoc Travel Support Application for application form. For more information, contact Dan Delgado (, 617-253-4703).
    2. KI Postdoc Travel Grants: KI postdocs working with a Biology faculty member at the Koch Institute for Cancer Research have the opportunity to apply for a KI Research Travel Award that supports cancer-focused research and conference-related travel. A call for proposals is issued twice per year. For more information, contact Anne Deconinck ( or 617-258-8216).
    3. Whitehead Postdoc Travel Grants: Postdocs working with a Biology faculty member at the Whitehead Institute who obtain external fellowship funding to support their research will be provided with a Director’s Fellowship Allowance. For more information, contact Jeanine Sapere ( or 617-258-0818) in Whitehead’s Office of Sponsored Programs.

Science Tools

Biotech Listings

  • Bioresearch Online: a portal for commercial links and breaking news.
  • WWW Virtual Library of Pharmaceutical Companies: alphabetical lists of companies that produce pharmaceuticals and biologics.
  • a compilation for sourcing manufacturers of biotechnology equipment for cell biology, cell culture, genomics, proteomics, and more. Also includes free magazines, job listings, news, events.
  • PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America).


Industry Links

  • Abcam: Antibodies and reagents.
  • Applied Precision Inc: providing hardware & technology for Microarray scanning and analysis, and more.
  • Invitrogen: bioinformatics software for genomic research and accelerated drug discovery.
  • Oracle: database developers; MIT certificate holders can obtain a copy through the MIT site license.
  • SciMagix: provider of image informatics solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
  • Spotfire: provider of software for integration of data and analytical tools.

Pathways Search

  • KEGG: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes.
  • SPAD: Signalling Pathway Database.
  • Center for Microbial Ecology at Michigan State University: bioinformatics databases.
  • EcoCyc: Encyclopedia of E. coli Genes and Metabolism: bioinformatics database that describes the genome and the biochemical machinery of E. coli.

Patent Information