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Bioinformatics, Biocomputing and Perl: An Introduction to Bioinformatics Computing Skills and Practice

By: Michael Moorhouse

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | May 2004 | #145799 | ISBN: 047085331X
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Presents a modern introduction to bioinformatics computing skills and practice. Structuring its presentation around 4 main areas of study, this book covers the skills vital to the day-to-day activities of today's bioinformation.

...such a helpful and relevant book...I would have been at a complete loss without your book! (Susan Tzotzos MSc, PhD, Vienna, Austria)


Preface.1. Setting the Biological Scene.2. Setting the Technological Scene.I: WORKING WITH PERL.3. The Basics.4. Places to Put Things.5. Getting Organised.6. About Files.7. Patterns, Patterns and More Patterns.8. Perl Grabbag.II: WORKING WITH DATA.9. Downloading Datasets.10. The Protein Databank.11. Non-redundant Datasets.12. Databases.13. Databases and Perl.III: WORKING WITH THE WEB.14. The Sequence Retrieval System.15. Web Technologies.16. Web Automation.IV: WORKING WITH APPLICATIONS.17. Tools and Datasets.18. Applications.19. Data Visualisation.20. Introducing Bioperl.Appendix: A-F. Index.

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Michael Moorhouse works as a Bioinformatics Researcher for Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He holds a B.Sc. from UMIST and an M.Sc. from The University of Manchester. Michael recently completed a Ph.D. from The University of Birmingham in the UK. He has been involved in numerous bioinformatics courses throughout the UK and Netherlands. This is Michael's first book. Paul Barry works as a Lecturer in Computing Science at The Institute of Technology, Carlow in Ireland. He holds a B.Sc. from The University of Ulster in Jordanstown, Northern Ireland and recently completed an M.Sc. from The Institute of Technology, Sligo in Ireland. He is the author of Programming the Network with Perl (Wiley, 2002).

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