Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology

The New Avenues in Bioinformatics

Editors: Seckbach, Joseph, Rubin, Eitan (Eds.)

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Bioinformatics has ignited the imagination of scientists, entrepreneurs and the general public. At the meeting place of two fast growth disciplines, biology and computer science Bioinformatics is one of the cornerstones of the new biology. It is clearly pivotal to the translation of high throughput projects such the human genome project into useful knowledge. Yet despite all this attention, there is no consensus on what exactly is Bioinformatics. There are several canonical topics, such as gene structure prediction, protein functional classification or structure prediction. The present book explores new frontiers in bioinformatics, such as Glycomics or the computational modeling of genetic processes. We also discuss confounding factors that we find crucial to the development of the field, such as the ability to protect and restrict intellectual property in the field, or the challenges involved in educating bioinformatics users. Finally, we touch upon some fundamental questions, such as what information is and how it is captured in biological systems. By bringing to the readers such a broad spectrum of reviews, we hope to capture the vibrant spirit of this young science and to truly represent the fast pace with which it is still developing.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pages 3-4

  • General Overview on Bioinformatics

    Gaudeau, Claude (et al.)

    Pages 9-20

  • When and Where did Information First Appear in the Universe?

    Roederer, Juan G.

    Pages 23-37

  • Biological Databases—Insights and Trends

    Pruess, Manuela

    Pages 43-55

  • Bioinformatic Modeling of Transmembrane α-Helical Bundles Based on Evolutionary Data

    Arkin, Isaiah T. (et al.)

    Pages 59-68

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New Avenues in Bioinformatics
Editors
  • Joseph Seckbach
  • Eitan Rubin
Series Title
Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2834-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-2834-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2639-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6694-7
Series ISSN
1566-0400
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 281
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