Biocomputing

Author: Douglas W. Smith
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0080925960
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The results of today's genome projects promise enormous medical and agricultural benefits and point to a new predictive approach to the conduct of future research in biology. Biocomputing: Informatics and Genome Projects represents a survey of the needs and objectives of genome projects as of the early 1990's. It provides the groundwork necessary to understand genome-related informatics, including computational and database storage objectives. The book covers four general areas: automated laboratory notebooks, nucleic acid sequence analysis, protein structure, and database activities.

Neural Networks And Genome Informatics

Author: C.H. Wu
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080537375
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This book is a comprehensive reference in the field of neural networks and genome informatics. The tutorial of neural network foundations introduces basic neural network technology and terminology. This is followed by an in-depth discussion of special system designs for building neural networks for genome informatics, and broad reviews and evaluations of current state-of-the-art methods in the field. This book concludes with a description of open research problems and future research directions.

Bioinformatics Amp Genome Research

Author: Hwa A Lim
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814548715
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This book is a collection of talks presented at the Third International Conference on Bioinformatics and Genome Research, June 1–4, 1994, at Tallahassee Conference Center. Topics include: database management, genome rearrangement, molecular informatics of HIV, gene regulation and metabolism, nucleic and protein sequence research, understanding of genetic data through graphic displays, tools and techniques for genome analyses and a panel discussion of technology transfer. Contents:Database Integration/InteroperabilityGenome RearrangementMolecular Informatics of HIVNucleic Acid and Protein Sequence ResearchComputational/Theoretical Approaches to Gene Regulation and MetabolismMethods for Understanding Genetic Data through Graphic DisplaysVisualization of Biological ProcessesTools and Techniques for Genome AnalysesPostersPanelsSummary Readership: Researchers in biology, biomedicine, computer science and genome research. keywords:Genome;Bioinformatics;Database;HIV;Molecular;Metabolism;Protein;Sequence;Tools;Computational;Visualization

Bioinformatics

Author: Stanley I. Letovsky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306469030
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Bioinformatics brings computational methods to the analysis and processing of genomic data. Bioinformatics: Databases and Systems focuses on the issues of system building and data curation that dominate the day-to-day concerns of bioinformatics practitioners. Included are chapters by many of today's leading bioinformatics practitioners, describing most of the current paradigms of system building and curation, including both their strengths and weaknesses. Biological topics covered include sequence databases, metabolic pathways, phenotypes, variety collections, gene expression atlases and neuroinformatics. Species range from bacteria to mammals to plants. Software systems and technologies covered include OPM, CORBA, SRS, KLEISLI, ACEDB, Web-based integration and laboratory workflow. Bioinformatics: Databases and Systems provides a valuable introduction for newcomers to the field, and a useful reference for veterans.

The Impact Of Plant Molecular Genetics

Author: Bruno W.S. Sobral
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461598559
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The impact of molecular genetics on plant breeding and, consequently, agri culture, is potentially enonnous. Understanding and directing this potential im pact is crucial because of the urgent issues that we face concerning sustainable agriculture for a growing world population as well as conservation of the world's rapidly dwindling plant genetic resources. This book is largely devoted to the applications of genetic markers that have been developed by the application of molecular genetics to practical problems. These are known as DNA markers. They have gained a certain notoriety in foren sics, but can be used in a variety of practical situations. We are going through a period of accelerated breakthroughs in molecular ge netics. Therefore, the authors of each chapter were encouraged to speculate about both current bottlenecks and the future of their subfields of research. We can cer tainly apply molecular genetic tools and approaches to help resolve crucial ge netic resource problems that face humanity. However, little has been discussed with respect to when or how we should use such tools, nor to who specifically should use them; therefore, social and economic analyses are important in the planning stages of projects that are aimed at practical results.

Biomedical Informatics

Author: Edward H. Shortliffe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387362786
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This book focuses on the role of computers in the provision of medical services. It provides both a conceptual framework and a practical approach for the implementation and management of IT used to improve the delivery of health care. Inspired by a Stanford University training program, it fills the need for a high quality text in computers and medicine. It meets the growing demand by practitioners, researchers, and students for a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the field. Completely revised and expanded, this work includes several new chapters filled with brand new material.

Introduction To Clinical Informatics

Author: Patrice Degoulet
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461206758
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Introduction to Clinical Informatics fills a void in the Computer in Health Care series. With this volume, Patrice Degoulet and Marius Fieschi provide a comprehensive view of medical informatics and carry that concept forward into the realm of clinical informatics. The authors draw upon their experi ences as medical school faculty members in France, where informatics has long been integrated into the curriculum and where the French version of this very book has been used, tested, and revised. In intent and content, this volume stands as the companion volume to Introduction to Nursing Informatics, one of the series' best selling titles. For practitioners and students of medicine, pharmacy, and other health profes sions, Introduction to Clinical Informatics offers an essential understanding how computing can support patient care, clarifying practical uses and critical issues. Today medical schools in the United States are making informatics a part of their curriculum, with required medical informatics blocks at the onset of training serving as the base for problem-based learning throughout the course of study. In an increasingly networked and computerized environ ment, health-care providers are having to alter how they practice. Whether in the office, the clinic, or the hospital, health-care professionals have access to a growing array of capabilities and tools as they deliver care. Learning to use these becomes a top priority, and this volume becomes a valuable resource.

Pacific Symposium On Biocomputing 2005

Author: Russ Altman
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789812702456
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The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB 2005) is an international, multidisciplinary conference for the presentation and discussion of current research in the theory and application of computational methods in problems of biological significance. This latest volume in the prestigious conference series contains the contributions of top researchers from the US, the Asia-Pacific region and around the world. Sections are devoted to databases, algorithms, interfaces, visualization, modeling and other computational methods, as applied to biological problems, with emphasis on applications in data-rich areas of molecular biology. The book is an essential source of ideas, discoveries and references for academics in biocomputing, bioinformatics researchers and computer scientists.

Automation Technologies For Genome Characterization

Author: Tony J. Beugelsdijk
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
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An accessible overview of the latest advancements in automation technologies for genetic mapping—a blueprint for the laboratory of the future Although much has been written about the genetic science at work in the Human Genome Project, to date there has been a serious gap in the literature about the technology that propels the project. Bringing together a group of leading researchers, this work presents a unified vision of the vital role played by technological innovation in tackling the tremendous challenges of genome characterization. Areas covered include informatics, robotics, optical and microfabrication techniques, and information management systems. Accessible to geneticists and nongeneticists alike, this clearly written resource provides: Illuminating, firsthand case studies of laboratory automation and control systems at highly successful facilities, including workable models for standardized hardware and software interfaces Examinations of promising emergent technologies in such areas as capillary gel electrophoresis, miniaturization, and mass spectrometry Practical discussions of computer simulation and information management for use in the creation of efficient genome factories Tutorials throughout to clarify biological issues underlying each technology As one of the first books to address the spectrum of technologies that will carry genetic research into the next millennium, Automation Technologies for Genome Characterization is an indispensable reference for genome researchers as well as biologists, engineers, and computer scientists working in this exciting field. Wiley-Interscience Series on Laboratory Automation