Building Bioinformatics Solutions by Conrad Bessant

Building Bioinformatics Solutions

byConrad Bessant, Darren Oakley, Ian Shadforth

Paperback | January 24, 2014

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Bioinformatics encompasses a broad and ever-changing range of activities involved with the management and analysis of data from molecular biology experiments. Despite the diversity of activities and applications, the basic methodology and core tools needed to tackle bioinformatics problems iscommon to many projects. This unique book provides an invaluable introduction to three of the main tools used in the development of bioinformatics software - Perl, R and MySQL - and explains how these can be used together to tackle the complex data-driven challenges that typify modern biology. Theseindustry standard open source tools form the core of many bioinformatics projects, both in academia and industry. The methodologies introduced are platform independent, and all the examples that feature have been tested on Windows, Linux and Mac OS. Building Bioinformatics Solutions is suitable for graduate students and researchers in the life sciences who wish to automate analyses or create their own databases and web-based tools. No prior knowledge of software development is assumed. Having worked through the book, the reader should have thenecessary core skills to develop computational solutions for their specific research programmes. The book will also help the reader overcome the inertia associated with penetrating this field, and provide them with the confidence and understanding required to go on to develop more advancedbioinformatics skills.

About The Author

Conrad Bessant is Professor of Bioinformatics at Queen Mary, University of London. He is active in both teaching and research, and has been involved in a number of software development projects in the areas of proteomics and metabolomics. Darren Oakley is a Software Developer at Nature Publishing Group (NPG). During his time at NPG he...

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Title:Building Bioinformatics SolutionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:January 24, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199658560

ISBN - 13:9780199658565

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Building Biological Databases with SQL3. Beginning Programming in Perl4. Numerical data analysis using R5. Developing Web Resources6. Software Engineering for BioinformaticsAppendix A: Using Command Line InterfacesAppendix B: Getting started with Apache HTTP ServerAppendix C: Setting up a Linux Virtual Machine in Windows