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Introduction to Bioinformatics

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ISBN-10: 0199208042

ISBN-13: 9780199208043

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: Arthur Lesk

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An Introduction to Bioinformatics introduces students to the immense power of bioinformatics as a set of scientific tools. The book explains how to access the data archives of genomes and proteins, and the kinds of questions these data and tools can answer, such as how to make inferences from data archives and how to make connections among them to derive useful and interesting predictions. Blending factual content with many opportunities for active learning, An Introduction to Bioinformatics offers a truly reader-friendly way to get to grips with this subject, making it the ideal resource for anyone new to the field. Features - Strikes a careful balance between biology and computer science, introducing those aspects of computer science which underpin the subject without demanding detailed prior knowledge. - Contains numerous learning features, including exercises, problems, and WebLems. - Retains the eloquent style and clarity of explanation for which the author is renowned. - An Online Resource Centre includes figures from the book available to download to facilitate lecture preparation, as well as a variety of interactive resources, including web links, 3D structures, and data sets. ew to this Edition - New chapter on biological organization in space and reflects recent advances in genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. - New chapter on scientific publications and archives provides a state of the art inventory on sourcing scientific literature. - Expanded coverage of structural bioinformatics. - Enhanced Online Resource Centre, with new guided tours of key websites, and lab assignments to support the in-depth exploration of concepts and themes covered in the book.
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Book details

List price: $66.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Anna Tramontano is Professor of Biochemistry at the Medical Faculty of the University of Rome "La Sapienza" since 2001. She received her PhD in Physics from the University of Naples (Italy) in 1980 and held various appointments at research institutes in Europe and in the U.S. before becoming Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Milan in 1990. From 1996 to 2001 she held the position as director of Computational Biology and Chemistry at the Merck Research Laboratories in Rome. Anna Tramontano is among the organizers of the CASP (critical assessment of protein structure prediction) conferences and is on the editorial boards of several journals.

Introduction
Genome organization and evolution
Scientific publications and archives: media, content and access
Archives and information retrieval
Alignments and phylogenetic trees
Structural bioinformatics and drug discovery
Proteomics and systems biology
Conclusions
Index
Colour Plates