Bioinformatics For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Search databases and analyze sequences like a pro

Get the most out of your PC and the Web with the right tools

Explore the human genome and analyze DNA — without leaving your desktop! All it takes is the basics of molecular biology and the wealth of information in this friendly guide. You'll discover the ...

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Bioinformatics For Dummies

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Overview

Search databases and analyze sequences like a pro

Get the most out of your PC and the Web with the right tools

Explore the human genome and analyze DNA — without leaving your desktop! All it takes is the basics of molecular biology and the wealth of information in this friendly guide. You'll discover the online tools and useful tips you need to ask the right questions, analyze sequences, and compare results. It's a plain-English introduction to the field!

Discover how to

  • Do biological research online
  • Use gene-centric databases
  • Visualize proteins in 3-D
  • Interpret and analyze sequences
  • Produce and publish results
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“…buy soon and read fast!…” (Spixiana, July 2004)

"...will be of enormous practical assistance to anyone getting to grips with bioinformatics tools in the course of their research..." (Briefings in Bioinformatics, June 2003)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118051108
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/10/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 568,751
  • File size: 20 MB
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Meet the Author

Jean-Michel Claverie is Professor of Medical Bioinformatics at the School of Medicine of the Université de la Méditerranée, and a consultant in genomics and bioinformatics. He is the founder and current head of the Structural & Genomic Information Laboratory, located in Marseilles, a sunny city on the Mediterranean coast of France. Using science as a pretext to travel, Jean-Michel has held positions in Paris (France), Sherbrooke (PQ, Canada), the Salk Institute (La Jolla, CA), the Pasteur Institute (Paris), Incyte pharmaceutical (Palo Alto, CA); and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (Bethesda, MD). He has used computers in biology since the early days –– his Ph.D. work involved modeling biochemical reactions by programming an 8K Honeywell 516 computer right from the console switches! Although he has no clear recollection of it, he has been credited with introducing the French word “bioinformatique” in the late eighties, before involuntarily coining the catchy “bioinformatics” by mistranslating it while giving a talk in English!

Jean-Michel’s current research interests are in microbial and structural genomics, and in the development of bioinformatic methods for the prediction of gene function. He is the author or coauthor of more than 150 scientific publications, and a member of numerous international review panels and scientific councils. In his spare time, he enjoys the relaxed pace of life in Marseilles, with his wife Chantal and their two sons, Nicholas and Raphael.

Cedric Notredame is a researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research. Cedric has used and abused the facilities offered by science to wander around Europe. After a Ph.D. at EMBL (Heidelberg, Germany) and at the European Bioinformatics Institute (Cambridge, UK) under the supervision of Des Higgins (yes, the ClustalW guy), Cedric did a post-doc at the National Institute of Medical Research (London, UK), in the lab of Willie Taylor and under the supervision of Jaap Heringa. He then did a post-doc in Lausanne (Switzerland) with Phillip Bucher, and remained involved with the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics for several years. Having had his share of rain, snow, and wind, Cedric has finally settled in Marseilles, where the sun and the sea are simply warmer than any other place he has lived in.

Cedric dedicates most of his research to the multiple sequence alignment problem and its many applications in biology. His friends claim that his entire life (past, present, future) is somehow stuffed into the T-Coffee multiple-sequence alignment package. When he is not busy dismantling T-Coffee and brewing new sequences, Cedric enjoys life in the company of his wife, Marita.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started in Bioinformatics.

Chapter 1: Finding Out What Bioinformatics Can Do for You.

Chapter 2: How Most People Use Bioinformatics.

Part II: A Survival Guide to Bioinformatics.

Chapter 3: Using Nucleotide Sequence Databases.

Chapter 4: Using Protein and Specialized Sequence Databases.

Chapter 5: Working with a Single DNA Sequence.

Chapter 6: Working with a Single Protein Sequence.

Part III: Becoming a Pro in Sequence Analysis.

Chapter 7: Similarity Searches on Sequence Databases.

Chapter 8: Comparing Two Sequences.

Chapter 9: Building a Multiple Sequence Alignment.

Chapter 10: Editing and Publishing Alignments.

Part IV: Becoming a Specialist: Advanced Bioinformatics Techniques.

Chapter 11: Working with Protein 3-D Structures.

Chapter 12: Working with RNA.

Chapter 13: Building Phylogenetic Trees.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 14: The Ten (Okay, Twelve) Commandments for Using Servers.

Chapter 15: Some Useful Bioinformatics Resources.

Index.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

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    Very Good!

    This book teaches you how to use all the required tools for Bioinformatics, and sometimes throws in detailed explanations in biochem or microbiology.

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