© 2014

Springer Handbook of Bio-/Neuroinformatics

  • Nikola Kasabov

Part of the Springer Handbooks book series (SHB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-LVII
  2. Understanding Information Processes in Biological Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Takeshi Yamakawa, Hiroko Imasato
      Pages 29-42
    3. Alvin T. Kho, Hongye Liu
      Pages 43-55
    4. Michael G. Paulin
      Pages 73-92
    5. Leonie Z. Pipe
      Pages 93-112
  3. Molecular Biology, Genome and Proteome Informatics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Stijn van Dongen, Anton J. Enright
      Pages 129-150
    3. Stewart G. Stevens, Chris M. Brown
      Pages 151-169
    4. Sebastian Kelm, Yoonjoo Choi, Charlotte M. Deane
      Pages 171-182
  4. Machine Learning Methods for the Analysis, Modeling and Knowledge Discovery from Bioinformatics Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Colin Campbell
      Pages 185-206
    3. Periklis Andritsos, Igor Jurisica, Janice I. Glasgow
      Pages 207-221
    4. Veselka Boeva, Elena Tsiporkova, Elena Kostadinova
      Pages 223-234
    5. Lipo Wang, Feng Chu, Wei Xie
      Pages 235-245
    6. Mones S. Abu-Asab, Jim DeLeo
      Pages 247-263

About this book


The Springer Handbook of Bio-/Neuro-Informatics is the first published book in one volume that explains together the basics and the state-of-the-art of two major science disciplines in their interaction and mutual relationship, namely: information sciences, bioinformatics and neuroinformatics. Bioinformatics is the area of science which is concerned with the information processes in biology and the development and applications of methods, tools and systems for storing and processing of biological information thus facilitating new knowledge discovery. Neuroinformatics is the area of science which is concerned with the information processes in biology and the development and applications of methods, tools and systems for storing and processing of biological information thus facilitating new knowledge discovery.
The text contains 62 chapters organized in 12 parts, 6 of them covering topics from information science and bioinformatics, and 6 cover topics from information science and neuroinformatics. Each chapter consists of three main sections: introduction to the subject area, presentation of methods and advanced and future developments. The Springer Handbook of Bio-/Neuroinformatics can be used as both a textbook and as a reference for postgraduate study and advanced research in these areas. The target audience includes students, scientists, and practitioners from the areas of information, biological and neurosciences.

With Forewords by Shun-ichi Amari of the Brain Science Institute, RIKEN, Saitama and Karlheinz Meier of the University of Heidelberg, Kirchhoff-Institute of Physics and Co-Director of the Human Brain Project.


Bioinformatics Neuroinformatics

Editors and affiliations

  • Nikola Kasabov
    • 1
  1. 1.KEDRI – Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research InstituteAuckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand

About the editors

Nikola K Kasabov is currently the Director of the Knowledge Engineering & Discovery Research Institute and Personal Chair of Knowledge Engineering in the School of Information Technology, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
He has published over 350 works, among them journal papers, textbooks, edited research books and monographs, conference papers, book chapters, edited conference proceedings, patents and authorship certificates in the area of intelligent systems, connectionist and hybrid connectionist systems, fuzzy systems, expert systems, speech recognition, bioinformatics, neurocomputing and neural networks.

Prof. Kasabov is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and the New Zealand Computer Society, President of the International Neural Network Society (INNS), Past President of the Asia Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA) and also a member of INNS, ENNS, and the IEEE Computer Society. Recently Prof. Kasabov was endowed the title of ‘Guest Professor’ at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

Prof. Kasabov is the General Chairman of a series of biannual international conferences on Neurocomputing in New Zealand. In 2007 Prof. Kasabov was awarded The Bayer Science Innovator Award. He received The Royal Society of New Zealand Silver Medal for contribution to Science and Technology in 2001. He is an Associate Editor of numerous international journals and a leader of a National Research Programme funded by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology (FRST) 

Bibliographic information


From the book reviews:

“This handbook is structured in 12 parts, covering a wide variety of notions associated with bio- and neuroinformatics … . The handbook is a valuable and timely resource, which can be used by undergraduates, postgraduates and established researchers. By presenting together a variety of (linked) approaches, it provides a fantastic source for bioinformaticians and neuroinformaticians alike.” (Irina Ioana Mohorianu, zbMATH, Vol. 1304, 2015)

“This is the very best of the encyclopedias and comprehensive book’s about both Medical, Molecular, Genetic, and Neural Informatics currently available. … this is a good textbook for graduate students as a Primer on Neurophysiology and Molecular Medicine. Professionals in these areas will find this book very useful in their daily work … . book is very well referenced at the end of each chapter discussion. … I am pleased to recommend this book to new researchers in the field.” (Joseph J. Grenier,, November, 2014)