Chapter

Workflows for e-Science

pp 300-319

Taverna/myGrid: Aligning a Workflow System with the Life Sciences Community

  • Tom OinnAffiliated withEMBL European Bioinformatics Institute
  • , Peter LiAffiliated withBioanalytical Sciences, School of Chemistry, University of Manchester
  • , Douglas B. KellAffiliated withBioanalytical Sciences, School of Chemistry, University of Manchester
  • , Carole GobleAffiliated withSchool of Computer Science, University of Manchester
  • , Antoon GoderisAffiliated withSchool of Computer Science, University of Manchester
  • , Mark GreenwoodAffiliated withSchool of Computer Science, University of Manchester
  • , Duncan HullAffiliated withSchool of Computer Science, University of Manchester
  • , Robert StevensAffiliated withSchool of Computer Science, University of Manchester
  • , Daniele TuriAffiliated withSchool of Computer Science, University of Manchester
    • , Jun ZhaoAffiliated withSchool of Computer Science, University of Manchester

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access

Abstract

Bioinformatics is a discipline that uses computational and mathematical techniques to store, manage, and analyze biological data in order to answer biological questions. Bioinformatics has over 850 databases [154] and numerous tools that work over those databases and local data to produce even more data themselves. In order to perform an analysis, a bioinformatician uses one or more of these resources to gather, filter, and transform data to answer a question. Thus, bioinformatics is an in silico science.