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A comprehensive introduction to computing techniques for Molecular Biologists
° Bioinformatics is an IT growth sector ($10.4 Billion in 2000, forecasted to $38 Billion
° Chapters on computing visualization, large database designs, advanced pattern
matching and other key bioinformatics techniques
° Bryan Bergeron is on the faculty at both Harvard Medical School and MIT
The complete, practical guide to bioinformatics for molecular biologists and life scientists
In Bioinformatics Computing, Harvard Medical School and MIT faculty member Bryan Bergeron presents a comprehensive and practical guide to bioinformatics for life scientists at every level of training and practice. After an up-to-the-minute overview of the entire field, he illuminates every key bioinformatics technology, offering practical insights into the full range of bioinformatics applications-both new and emerging. Coverage includes:
Bioinformatics Computing combines practical insight for assessing bioinformatics technologies, practical guidance for using them effectively, and intelligent context for understanding their rapidly evolving roles.
1. The Central Dogma.
The Killer Application. Parallel Universes. Watson's Definition. Top-Down Versus Bottom-Up. Information Flow. Convergence. Endnote.
Definitions. Data Management. Data Life Cycle. Database Technology. Interfaces. Implementation. Endnote.
Geographical Scope. Communications Models. Transmissions Technology. Protocols. Bandwidth. Topology. Hardware. Contents. Security. Ownership. Implementation. Management. On the Horizon. Endnote.
The Search Process. Search Engine Technology. Searching and Information Theory. Computational Methods. Search Engines and Knowledge Management. On the Horizon. Endnote.
Sequence Visualization. Structure Visualization. User Interface. Animation Versus Simulation. General-Purpose Technologies. One the Horizon. Endnote.
Statistical Concepts. Microarrays. Imperfect Data. Basics. Quantifying Randomness. Data Analysis. Tool Selection. Statistics of Alignment. Clustering and Classification. On the Horizon. Endnote.
Methods. Technology Overview. Infrastructure. Pattern Recognition and Discovery. Machine Learning. Text Mining. Tools. On the Horizon. Endnote.
Fundamentals. Dot Matrix Analysis. Substitution Matrices. Dynamic Programming. Word Methods. Multiple Sequence Alignment. Tools. On the Horizon. Endnote.
Drug Discovery. Fundamentals. Protein Structure. Systems Biology. Tools. On the Horizon. Endnote.
Collaboration and Communications. Standards. Issues. On the Horizon. Endnote.