Bioinformatics: An Introduction / Edition 1

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Bioinformatics: An Introduction is intended to be a complete study companion for the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate student. It is self-contained in the sense that whatever the starting point may be, the reader will gain insight into bioinformatics.
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Editorial Reviews

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From the reviews of the second edition:

"This book is a self-contained guide to bioinformatics that targets undergraduates interested in this field. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that involves computer science, engineering, biology, and medicine. This book covers the basics of these areas, so readers will acquaint themselves with the fundamental building blocks of bioinformatics. … In short, this book is a wonderful text for entry-level students." (Hsun-Hsien Chang, ACM Computing Reviews, June, 2009)

“In the textbook under review, the author interprets the scientific field of bioinformatics in a broad manner … . The range of topics covered by the book is impressive and these topics are structured very well by the author, giving the reader a good overview of the field and showing how the different concepts are related. … The target audience of advanced undergraduate and graduate students will find this book useful … to ‘find out what is out there’ in the field of bioinformatics.” (Till Tantau, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 b)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402021411
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Series: Computational Biology Series, #3
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Jeremy Ramsden is a Professor of Nanotechnology in the Clore Laboratory at the University of Buckingham, UK.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
I Information 7
2 The nature of information 9
3 The transmission of information 31
4 Sets and combinatorics 47
5 Probability and likelihood 53
6 Randomness and complexity 69
7 Systems, networks and circuits 83
II Biology 99
8 Introduction to part II 101
9 The nature of living things 107
10 The molecules of life 145
III Applications 169
11 Introduction to part III 171
12 Genomics 175
13 Proteomics 189
14 Interactions 205
15 Metabolomics and metabonomics 221
16 Medical applications 227
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