Bioinformatics for Systems Biology

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Bioinformatics for Systems Biology
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Udgivelsesdato:
23-08-2016
Sprog:
Engelsk
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Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 2009.
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With the completion of the human genome project, followed by the rise in high-throughput technologies like the various microarray and now high throughput genomic sequencing platforms, weexperiencedthebirthofSystemsBiologyafteritslonggestation. Thisrevolutionis markedbyachangeintheresearchparadigmfromthesinglesmall-scaleexperiment, i. e., following thechangeofacomponentinamulticomponentsystem, toonethatattemptstosimultaneously monitorthechangeoftensofthousandsofmoleculeswithinthisbody. Thisclearlynecessitatesthe unparalleleduseofproject-specificinformatictools, which, todate, requiresanunprecedentedlevel ofdevelopmenttocollect, manageandminethedataforinterestingassociations. Tobegintounderstandthisinformationwenowrelyonstatisticalanalysistoaidinourselection ofthefruitfromthetree. However, thisoftentakesusonajourneyintoanewfieldforwhichweare notyetprepared. SamuelJohnson(1709-1784)foreshadowedthedilemmawewouldfaceand characterizeditasfollows: ''Knowledgeisoftwokinds. Weknowasubjectourselves, orweknow wherewecanfindinformationonit. ''Itisforthelatterthatweroutinelyturntotheliterature. The rateofgrowthoftheliteratureparallelsthatofsequencingdataandthearraydataplacingan almostimpossibletaskbeforeeachinvestigator. Topartiallyeasethisburdenweareagainturning towardsdevelopinginformaticaidsthatminetheliteratureanddatatodevelopsummariesand associationstodirectlyaddressthequestionsposedandthenewhypothesesthataretobetested. Althoughmoreclearlyarticulated, weagainfacesimilarchallengesasthosetackledduringthe courseofthehumangenomeproject. Itisessentialthatthetrainingofthebiologistandcomput- scientistoccurinaninterdisciplinaryenvironmentofcross-fertilization. Withthisgoalinmindthe textbook''BioinformaticsforSystemsBiology''wasundertaken. WebeginthisexplorationwithPartI, toprovidethecomputerscientistwithanintroductiontothe underlyingprinciplesofcellbiology. ThisisfollowedbyabriefintroductioninPartIIasameansfor thebiologisttobecomefamiliarwithconceptsandthestatisticalanalysisoflargedatasets. PartIII thendescribes, todate, thebestcharacterizeduseofthemicroarrayplatformthatisnowmoving towardswholegenomeanalysis. Withallofthisdata, howdowebeginanalysisforcommonelements guidingtheunderlyingprinciples?ThisisdiscussedinPartIVwhichleadstoPartVandPartVIto test, insilico, therelationshipsonawidescaleinordertoassesstheirapplicability. Upondeveloping theassociations, PartVIIaskshowdoesthisinformationrelatetowhatwasmeasured?Asthesebasic principlesaredevelopedfroman''omics''drivenbiologicalsystemsapproach, theyareappliedin PartVIIItotranslationalmedicine. Anexcellentexampleisthenewterm''personalizedmedicine'' thatisbeginningtoreverberateinclinicalcare. ItistheculminationoftheSystemsBiologyrevolution wheretechnologicaladvancesandcross-fertilizationhavedriventhefieldtomaturetothepoint whereitisbeingincorporatedinatruebench-to-bedsidemanner. Asyoureadthechapters, youwillfindthattheycanstandalone, yetcanbecombinedto emphasizetheintegralroleofinformaticsinSystemsBiology. Mostofthefiguresandtablesarein greyscale. IwouldencourageyoutoviewthosethatbenefitfromcolorontheaccompanyingCD. ThematerialcontainedontheCDprovidesanexcellentsourceofslidesforyourlecturesand presentations. v vi Preface Thechapter-relatedGlossaryandAbbreviationssectionwillassistinfamiliarizingyouwiththe terms. Youwillalsofindtheliteratureandsuggestedreadingsections, includingkeyreferences, veryusefulasyoudelveintothesubjectmatter. Technology, byitsverymeaningimpliesrefinement and change. The informatics appr

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Udgivelsesdato:
23-08-2016
ISBN13:
9781493956807
Vægt:
1663 g
Bredde:
178 mm
Højde:
254 mm
Format:
Paperback
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    Bioinformatics for Systems Biology bridges and unifies many disciplines. It presents the life scientist, computational biologist, and mathematician with a common framework. Only by linking the groups together may the true life sciences revolution move forward. 1 Paperback / softback XIII, 639 p.

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