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Fundamental Concepts of Bioinformatics by D.E. Krane & M.L. Raymer

Fundamental Concepts of Bioinformatics  

   

AUTHORS: 

  • Dan E. Krane 
  • Michael L. Raymer

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings; 1st edition (September 12, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0805346333
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 6.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.14 pounds
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Book Description

Fundamental Concepts of Bioinformatics is the first book co-authored by a biologist and computer scientist that is specifically designed to make bioinformatics accessible and provide readers for more advanced work. Readers learn what programs are available for analyzing data, how to understand the basic algorithms that underlie these programs, what bioinformatic research is like, and other basic concepts. Information flows easily from one topic to the next, with enough detail to support the major concepts without overwhelming readers. Problems at the end of each chapter use real data to help readers apply what they have learned so they know how to critically evaluate results from both a statistical and biological point of view. Focus on fundamentally important algorithms at the core of bioinformatics. For anyone interested in bioinformatics (in biology or computer science), computational biology, molecular biology, or genomics.  

Book Info

Text specifically designed to make bioinformatics accessible providing readers with focused advanced work. For anyone interested in bioinformatics, biology, molecular biology, or genomics. Softcover.

From the Back Cover

Fundamental Concepts of Bioinformatics is the first book co-authored by a biologist and computer scientist that is specifically designed to make bioinformatics accessible and provide readers for more advanced work. Readers learn what programs are available for analyzing data, how to understand the basic algorithms that underlie these programs, what bioinformatic research is like, and other basic concepts. Information flows easily from one topic to the next, with enough detail to support the major concepts without overwhelming readers. Problems at the end of each chapter use real data to help readers apply what they have learned so they know how to critically evaluate results from both a statistical and biological point of view. Focus on fundamentally important algorithms at the core of bioinformatics. For anyone interested in bioinformatics (in biology or computer science), computational biology, molecular biology, or genomics.  

 

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

A great textbook and reference book for both students and researchers., September 19, 2006

Bioinformatics is a burgeoning interdisciplinary field that holds great promise in handling large scale biomedical data by computational approaches. The book "Fundamental Concepts of Bioinformatics" is a very important textbook and reference book for both biology and computer science students and researchers, as well as for those professionals in medical science, and the pharmaceutical industry. It goes with saying that many laboratory approaches are expensive and time consuming, and cannot hope to keep up with the rapid growth of available data, making computational approaches indispensable. While a number of books dealing with bioinformatics, most of them are generally limited in scope, and very few of them provide a comprehensive but easy understandable treatment from both computer science and biomedical principles. This book is unique and is well-organized, and provides a systematic but straightforward treatment of the various techniques used for bioinformatics. One of the attractive features of the book is the comprehensive coverage of the various types of data use in bioinformatics analysis, followed by computational approaches that are most suited to the particular data type. This book also helps researchers entering bioinformatics. The reader can quickly identify the chapters that are most relevant to their own interest. It could also be used as a textbook for a senior undergraduate or a graduate level bioinformatics course. It is a valuable resource to both students and researchers, no matter whether they perform experimental research or computer science studies. Computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians seeking to discover how bioinformatics is related to well-defined paradigms in computer science could also benefit greatly from this book. Professors Michael L. Raymer and Dan E. Krane have authored many research articles in both computer science and biological science. I highly recommend this book as a great textbook and reference book for both students and researchers.

 


Rating: 5.0 | Added on: 30 Oct 2006

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