Exploring Bioinformatics: A Project-based Approach

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2010 - Computers - 360 pages
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Exploring Bioinformatics: A Project-Based Approach Is Intended For An Introductory Course In Bioinformatics At The Undergraduate Level. Through Hands-On Projects, Students Are Introduced To Current Biological Problems And Then Explore And Develop Bioinformatic Solutions To These Issues. Each Chapter Presents A Key Problem, Provides Basic Biological Concepts, Introduces Computational Techniques To Address The Problem, And Guides Students Through The Use Of Existing Web-Based Tools And Existing Software Solutions. This Progression Prepares Students To Tackle The On-Your-Own Project, Where They Develop Their Own Software Solutions. Topics Such As Antibiotic Resistance, Genetic Disease, And Genome Sequencing Provide Context And Relevance To Capture Student Interest.

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