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The Role of Bioinformatics in Agriculture

Santosh Kumar
February 14, 2014

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Advances in information technology and next generation sequencing have propelled the use of bioinformatics in agriculture, especially in the area of crop improvement. An extremely large amount of genomics data is available from plants and...

Medical Applications of Artificial Intelligence

Arvin Agah
November 06, 2013

Enhanced, more reliable, and better understood than in the past, artificial intelligence (AI) systems can make providing healthcare more accurate, affordable, accessible, consistent, and efficient. However, AI technologies have not been as well integrated into medicine as predicted. In order to...

Polytope Projects

Octavian Iordache
October 15, 2013

How do you know what works and what doesn't? This book contains case studies highlighting the power of polytope projects for complex problem solving. Any sort of combinational problem characterized by a large variety of possibly complex constructions and deconstructions based on simple building...

Principles of Proteomics

Richard Twyman
September 16, 2013

Principles of Proteomics, Second Edition, provides a concise and user-friendly introduction to the diverse technologies used for the large-scale analysis of proteins, as well as their applications, and their impact in areas such as drug discovery, agriculture, and the fight against disease. ...

Telehealthcare Computing and Engineering: Principles and Design

Fei Hu
April 26, 2013

While conventional similar books focus on medical science and social aspects, this book emphasizes computing science and engineering design. This feature can help with both industry development and academic research. It book explains in detail both entire telehealthcare engineering system and...

Introduction to Biological Networks

Alpan Raval, Animesh Ray
April 24, 2013

The new research area of genomics-inspired network biology lacks an introductory book that enables both physical/computational scientists and biologists to obtain a general yet sufficiently rigorous perspective of current thinking. Filling this gap, Introduction to Biological Networks provides a...

Data Mining for Bioinformatics

Sumeet Dua, Pradeep Chowriappa
November 06, 2012

Covering theory, algorithms, and methodologies, as well as data mining technologies, Data Mining for Bioinformatics provides a comprehensive discussion of data-intensive computations used in data mining with applications in bioinformatics. It supplies a broad, yet in-depth, overview of the...

Practical Bioinformatics

Michael Agostino
September 26, 2012

Practical Bioinformatics is specifically designed for biology majors, with a heavy emphasis on the steps required to perform bioinformatics analysis to answer biological questions. It is written for courses that have a practical, hands-on element and contains many exercises (for example, database...

Genome Annotation

Jung Soh, Paul M.K. Gordon, Christoph W. Sensen
August 30, 2012

The success of individualized medicine, advanced crops, and new and sustainable energy sources requires thoroughly annotated genomic information and the integration of this information into a coherent model. A thorough overview of this field, Genome Annotation explores automated genome analysis and...

Quantitative Biology: From Molecular to Cellular Systems

Michael E. Wall
August 25, 2012

Quantitative methods are revolutionizing modern molecular and cellular biology. Groundbreaking technical advances are fueling the rapid expansion in our ability to observe, as seen in multidisciplinary studies that integrate theory, computation, experimental assays, and the control of...

Computational Systems Biology of Cancer

Emmanuel Barillot, Laurence Calzone, Philippe Hupe, Jean-Philippe Vert, Andrei Zinovyev
August 25, 2012

The future of cancer research and the development of new therapeutic strategies rely on our ability to convert biological and clinical questions into mathematical models—integrating our knowledge of tumour progression mechanisms with the tsunami of information brought by high-throughput...

Multiobjective Optimization Methodology: A Jumping Gene Approach

K.S. Tang, T.M. Chan, R.J. Yin, K.F. Man
May 04, 2012

The first book to focus on jumping genes outside bioscience and medicine, Multiobjective Optimization Methodology: A Jumping Gene Approach introduces jumping gene algorithms designed to supply adequate, viable solutions to multiobjective problems quickly and with low computational cost. Better...