Concepts in Bioinformatics and Genomics

Paperback | July 13, 2016

byJamil Momand, Alison McCurdy

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Concepts in Bioinformatics and Genomics takes a conceptual approach to its subject, balancing biology, mathematics, and programming, while highlighting relevant real-world applications. Topics are developed from the fundamentals up like in an introductory textbook. This is a comprehensive bookfor students enrolled in their first course in bioinformatics. A compelling case study gene, the TP53 gene, a human tumor suppressor with strong clinical applications, runs throughout, engaging students with a continuously relevant example.The textbook thoroughly describes basic principles of probability as they lead up to the concept of expectation value (E-value) and its use in sequence alignment programs. Concepts in Bioinformatics and Genomics also describes, from a mathematical perspective, the development of the Hidden MarkovModel and how it can be used to align sequences in multiple sequence alignment programs. Finally, it introduces students to programming exercises directly related to bioinformatics problems. These thought-provoking exercises stretch the students' imaginations and learning, giving them a deeperunderstanding of software programs, molecular biology, basic probability, and program-coding methodology underpinning the discipline. They will have the tools necessary to compute biological data.

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Concepts in Bioinformatics and Genomics takes a conceptual approach to its subject, balancing biology, mathematics, and programming, while highlighting relevant real-world applications. Topics are developed from the fundamentals up like in an introductory textbook. This is a comprehensive bookfor students enrolled in their first course...

Jamil Momand has been a professor of biochemistry at California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) since 1999. Dr. Momand received the Cal State LA Outstanding Professor Award for the 2014-2015 academic year. Alison McCurdy is a Professor of Chemistry at California State University, Los Angeles. She was the recipient of the ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 13, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199936994

ISBN - 13:9780199936991

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"Prof. Jamil Momand book 'Concepts of Bioinformatics and Genomics' represents a solid addition to the list of existing bioinformatics textbooks. The approach taken by Prof. Jamil Momand, where he combines simply worded description of complex problems with exciting examples and historical factsmakes this book an interesting read. In my view, this is exactly what we need." --Vladimir Uversky, University of South Florida