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Computation in Cells and Tissues: Perspectives and Tools of Thought


Hardback | Dec 2003 | #140740 | ISBN: 3540003584
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Introduction to state-of-the-art approaches in biosystems modeling, biocomputing, natural computation, and emerging unconventional models of computation in general.

From the reviews: "This book provides a particularly rich source of insights into the future of computing, and of new notions of computation. This multi-disciplinary book brings together biologists, biochemists, bioinformaticians ! who offer their insights into the paradigms emerging from modern biology. It contains 17 essays, for an audience of researchers working in biological information processing." (W. Richard Stark, Computing Reviews, February, 2005)


Introduction.- Emerging CytoComputational Metaphors.- Macromolecular Structures, Functions, and Networks.- Hierarchies and Integration.- Index.

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Ray Paton trained originally as a biologist and for the last 12 years has worked in Computer Science. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Dept Computer Science, University of Liverpool. He was the director of the CytoCom project on which this book is based. Hamid Bolouri, PhD Microelectronics , Brunel Univ. 1990 Currently Professor of Computational Biology, Inst. for Systems Biology , Seattle, WA98103 Mike Holcombe is a Professor of Computer Science, University of Sheffield. Howard Parish is a Senior Lecturer in the Biochemistry. Richard Tateson has worked on nature-inspired computation at BTexact since 1997, applying ideas from cell biology, developmental biology and evolution to problems in telecommunications. Prior to that he was at Cambridge University doing a BA in biochemistry and a PhD in developmental biology.

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