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This year, former
ISCB President and current Board Member Philip Bourne of the University
of California, San Diego, along with Helge Weissig of ActiveX in
San Diego, edited Structural Bioinformatics, the first
textbook to be published in that field. The book is a collection
of contributions from leading authorities. Written for molecular
biologists, biochemists, biophysicists, and bioinformaticians in
basic and clinical research, as well as undergraduate and graduate
students in biology, medicine, and computer science, the book offers
detailed coverage for practitioners while remaining accessible to
collection . . . is a must-read for all of us committed to understanding
the interplay of structure and function . . . [T]he individual
chapters outline the suite of major basic life science questions
such as the status of efforts to predict protein structure and
how proteins carry out cellular functions, and also the applied
life science questions such as how structural bioinformatics can
improve health care through accelerating drug discovery.
From the Foreword
by John Wooley, associate vice chancellor for research at the
University of California, San Diego.
As genomic and
post-genomic innovations revolutionize the biological sciences,
three-dimensional structural data continues to prove of vital importance
to understanding function. Structural Bioinformatics
represents an unprecedented, comprehensive account of the state
of the discipline, providing an essential resource for students
Bourne and Weissigs
authoritative text delivers a basic understanding of the theories,
associated algorithms, resources, and tools used in structural bioinformatics,
according to the publisher. Among other topics, the book covers:
Fundamentals of protein structure X-ray crystallography Molecular
visualization Structure classification of proteins (SCOP) Class,
architecture, topology, and homology (CATH) classification Proteins
as drug targets. Practicing researchers as well as students in biology,
medicine, and computer science will find Structural Bioinformatics
to be this fields premier resource.
Philip E. and Weissig, Helge, eds. Structural Bioinformatics.
New Jersey: Wiley-Liss, 2003.
A second book
that covers a wide range of issues in computational biology, Computational
Biology and Genome Informatics, was edited by 2003 ISCB
Board Member Cathy Wu of Georgetown University Medical Center and
the Bioinformatics National Biomedical Research Foundation; Jason
Wang of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Paul P Wang
of Duke University.
the publisher, the book contains articles written by experts on
a wide range of topics that are associated with the analysis and
management of biological information at the molecular level. It
contains chapters on RNA and protein structure analysis, DNA computing,
sequence mapping, genome comparison, gene expression data mining,
metabolic network modeling, and phyloinformatics.
work of some representative researchers in bioinformatics is brought
together for the first time in one volume. The topic is treated
in depth and is related to, where applicable, other emerging technologies
such as data mining and visualization. The goal of the book is to
introduce readers to the principle techniques of bioinformatics
in the hope that they will build on them to make new discoveries
of their own.
T.L., Wu, Cathy H., Wang, Paul P., eds. Computational Biology
and Genome Informatics. New Jersey: World Scientific Pub. Co,