The New Avenues in Bioinformatics

  • Joseph Seckbach
  • Eitan Rubin

Part of the Cellular Origin and Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology book series (COLE, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Opening

    1. Pages 3-4
  3. Overview & Origin of Information

    1. Claude Gaudeau, Philippe Bobola, Frederic Thevot, Yves Lucas, Magali Morin
      Pages 9-20
  4. Biological Biodata, Evolutionary Data & Chirality

    1. Manuela Pruess
      Pages 43-55
    2. Gyula PÁalyi, Claudia Zucchi, Lajos Bencze, Luciano Caglioti
      Pages 83-96
  5. Genes & Genetics

    1. Sven Degroeve, Yvan Saeys, Bernard de Baets, Yves Van de Peer, Pierre Rouzé
      Pages 101-111
    2. Hadi Quesneville, Dominique Anxolabéhère
      Pages 115-134
    3. Hanne Volpin, Hinanit Koltai
      Pages 137-143
    4. Hanqing Xie, Raveh Gill-More
      Pages 147-162
  6. Glycoinformatics & Protein Data

    1. Ofer Markman
      Pages 167-174
    2. Leszek Rychlewski, Janusz M. Bujnicki, Daniel Fischer
      Pages 191-199
    3. Ori Sasson, Michal Linial
      Pages 203-226
  7. Education & Legal Aspects

    1. Rachel Kreisberg-Zakarin
      Pages 231-235
    2. Mark P. W. Einerhand, Johannes Van Melle
      Pages 239-254
  8. Additional Links

    1. Benny Yakir
      Pages 259-271
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 273-281

About this book


Bioinformatics has ignited the imagination of scientists, entrepreneurs and the general public. At the meeting place of two fast growth disciplines, biology and computer science Bioinformatics is one of the cornerstones of the new biology. It is clearly pivotal to the translation of high throughput projects such the human genome project into useful knowledge. Yet despite all this attention, there is no consensus on what exactly is Bioinformatics. There are several canonical topics, such as gene structure prediction, protein functional classification or structure prediction. The present book explores new frontiers in bioinformatics, such as Glycomics or the computational modeling of genetic processes. We also discuss confounding factors that we find crucial to the development of the field, such as the ability to protect and restrict intellectual property in the field, or the challenges involved in educating bioinformatics users. Finally, we touch upon some fundamental questions, such as what information is and how it is captured in biological systems. By bringing to the readers such a broad spectrum of reviews, we hope to capture the vibrant spirit of this young science and to truly represent the fast pace with which it is still developing.


bioinformatics biology databases genome protein

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Seckbach
    • 1
  • Eitan Rubin
    • 2
  1. 1.The Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2639-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2834-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0400
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