Bioinformatics

Description

Bioinformatics is an evolving field that is gaining popularity due to genomics, proteomics and other high-throughput biological methods. The function of bioinformatic scientists includes biological data storage, retrieval and in silico analysis of the results from large-scale experiments. This requires a grasp of knowledge mining algorithms, a thorough understanding of biological knowledge base, and the logical relationship of entities that describe a process or the system. Bioinformatics researchers are required to be trained in multidisciplinary fields of biology, mathematics and computer science. Currently the requirements are satisfied by ad hoc researchers who have specific skills in biology or mathematics/computer science. But the learning curve is steep and the time required to communicate using domain specific terms is becoming a major bottle neck in scientific productivity. This workbook provides hands-on experience which has been lacking for qualified bioinformatics researchers.

Details

Author(s)
Venkatarajan Mathura, Pandjassarame Kangueane
Format
Paperback | 204 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 11mm | 290g
Publication date
16 Mar 2009
Publisher
Springer
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0387849076
ISBN13
9780387849072