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Your Passport to a Career in Bioinformatics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Prashanth N Suravajhala
    Pages 1-21
  3. Prashanth N Suravajhala
    Pages 23-27
  4. Prashanth N Suravajhala
    Pages 29-48
  5. Prashanth N. Suravajhala
    Pages 49-54
  6. Prashanth N. Suravajhala
    Pages 67-70
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 71-79

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.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Bioclues.orgSecunderabadIndia

About the authors

Prashanth Suravajhala is a Post Doctoral Scientist and a virtual entrepreneur who founded in 2005. He is also serving as an Associate Director of, 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.

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