Publisher: O'Reilly, 2001, 427 pages
Keywords: System Administration
Bioinformatics — the application of computational and analytical methods to biological problems — is a rapidly evolving scientific discipline. Genome sequencing projects are producing vast amounts of biological data for many different organisms, and, increasingly, storing these data in public databases. Such biological databases are growing exponentially, along with the biological literature. It's impossible for even the most zealous researcher to stay on top of necessary information in the field without the aid of computer-based tools. Bioinformatics is all about building these tools.
Written in a clear, engaging style, Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills is a thoughtful introduction to some of the most important topics in bioinformatics. It introduces and explains many popular software tools used in informatics research and covers the background theory that will help you understand how the tools are best used and why they are important.
Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills covers:
Whether you are a student who is learning computational approaches to biology for the first time or an experienced researcher who is just starting to use computers to handle your data, this book will help you develop a structured approach to biological data and a solid understanding of the tools you need to analyze it.
A very good overview of the subject, even though the book could be called too simplistic (but considering the state-of-the-art in bioinformatics, it may be too advanced).