Course Codes : BIO73020
Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics
Publication Date 20 Oct 2015
OverviewWidely received in its previous editions, Bioinformatics and Functional Geonomics offers the most broad-based introduction to this explosive new discipline. Now thoroughly updated and expanded, it continues to be the "go-to" resource for students, instructors and professionals wanting an accessible introduction to the interdisciplinary fields of bioinformatics and genomics. Featuring the latest methods and concepts in this fast-moving field, updates to the third edition include Extensive revisions and reorganized content to facilitate teaching and learning A new chapter covering next-generation sequencing An expanded associated website, maintained by the author, featuring a complete bioinformatics teaching curriculum, frequently updated with new information. Greater emphasis on a computational approach, with clear guidance of how software tools work and introductions to the use of command-line tools such as software for next-generation sequence analysis, the R programming language, and NCBI search utilities. The book is complemented by rich, full-color illustrations and more than 500 figures and tables, many newly created for the third edition to enhance clarity and understanding. Each chapter includes learning objectives and boxes explaining key techniques and the principles of relevant mathematics and statistics; perspective and pitfalls sections; discussion questions; computer problems; a multiple-choice quiz; recommended reading; and a list of freely available software. Instructors can visit the book's companion website for supplemental information such as answers to the problems at the end of each chapter and all the figures and tables from the book for use in teaching. The author also maintains a comprehensive website with a wealth of associated resources for students and instructors. Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, Third Edition serves as an excellent single-source textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate-level courses in the biological sciences and computer sciences. It is also an indispensable resource for biologists in a broad variety of disciplines who use the tools of bioinformatics and genomics to study particular research problems, bioinformaticists and computer scientists who develop computer algorithms and databases and medical researchers and clinicians who want to understand the genomic basis of viral, bacterial, parasitic, or other diseases.