Your Passport to a Career in Bioinformatics

Authors: Suravajhala, Prashanth N

  • Provides a practical introduction to the fascinating world of computational biology
  • Takes a step-by-step approach to unravel the multi-faceted applications of bioinformatics in discovering cures for diseases
  • Helps readers understand the domain of bioinformatics and make a conscious career choice and also includes opinions of global thought-leaders
  • Encourages good research within an interdisciplinary context and includes tips on becoming a winner in bioinformatics using bioinformaTICKS
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About this book

The book is a ready reckoner aimed at the student community aspiring to take up a career in bioinformatics. The book firstly provides a perspective on the domain and addresses the challenges faced by community namely the attempts to understand data produced by genome sequencing projects. It then brings to light High Performance Computing (HPC) as it helps in interpreting and analyzing genome sequences. The book also dwells on how interactions in a systems (organism), the components that interact with each other and the outcome of such interactions. It then calls for a consensus on the tools like rapid and inexpensive DNA sequencing technologies, HAPMAP projects, Dollar One Genome (DOG), to enable a reader understand how bioinformatics transits from research, to vocation and avocation. Further it extols the virtues of in silico for bioinformatical predictions as it helps wet-lab biologists reduce time for experiments. Also it describes the intricacies of bioinformatics and its usefulness to wet-based biologists and other cross-disciplinarians. The book lists out 10 reasons for taking up bioinformatics as a career, and includes insights from global experts on the domain. It also makes a case for a mediocre student getting into bioinformatics with discipline, determination, dynamism and diligence. The book further describes BioinformaTICKS a tool for emerging as a winner in bioinformatics.

About the authors

Prashanth Suravajhala is a Post Doctoral Scientist and a virtual entrepreneur who founded Bioclues.org in 2005. He is also serving as an Associate Director of Bioinformatics.org, and has wide interests in lieu of Functional Genomics and Systems Biology of Hypothetical Proteins in Human, specifically targeted to Mitochondria. He loves mentoring undergrads who want to pursue Bioinformatics. Dr. Suravajhala has completed his PhD from Aalborg Universitet, Denmark. He has published 20 papers in international peer reviewed journals.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Whither Bioinformatics?

    Suravajhala, Prashanth N

    Pages 1-21

  • Ten Reasons One Should take Bioinformatics as Career

    Suravajhala, Prashanth N

    Pages 23-27

  • Developing Bioinformatics Skills

    Suravajhala, Prashanth N

    Pages 29-48

  • The Esoteric of Bioinformatics

    Suravajhala, Prashanth N.

    Pages 49-54

  • Common Minimum Standards: A Syllabus for Bioinformatics Practitioners

    Suravajhala, Prashanth N.

    Pages 55-56

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-81-322-1163-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-81-322-1162-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Your Passport to a Career in Bioinformatics
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1163-1
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1163-1
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-1162-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 79
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations
Topics