Concepts in Bioinformatics: From Basics to Advanced

by Chandra Sekhar Mukhopadhyay, N. Singh & Yashpal Singh Malik
ISBN: 9789395763813 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 80 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2024
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 9.8 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: NIPA
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Bioinformatics is an extremely important field of biological science that also includes in-depth knowledge and skill in statistics and computer science. With the advance of new sequencing projects, bioinformatics helps to comprehend biological processes to primarily serve the agriculture and healthcare sectors with various spinoffs. To address the advances and awareness in bioinformatics to students and researchers this book will serve as a quick reference book on the subject. Bioinformatics is essential in all the fields of biotechnology and molecular biology that deal with molecular data. Thus the subject caters to divergent disciplines of biological science.

The book on Concepts in Bioinformatics, Basics to Advances is a compilation of basic information on bioinformatics and also includes advanced areas that are required by students and professionals. The authors have great knowledge and experience in putting together updated information on animal biotechnology through eminent experts. The beginning of the book familiarizes the readers with the concept of bioinformatics and its history. Then some important concepts of basic bioinformatics have been discussed in the subsequent five chapters, that includes, databases, multiple sequence alignment, primer designing, and molecular phylogeny. This section is important to the postgraduate students of bioinformatics, biotechnology, and molecular biology. Chapters 9 to chapter 14 discusses BLAST and FASTA, protein structure prediction through homology modeling and molecular modeling, which are equally important for acquiring skills for in silico analysis.

The last three chapters of the book discuss some advanced components of bioinformatics, namely, drug designing, systems biology, and synthetic biology. In general, the book is meant as a “short introduction” to bioinformatics and can be used as a sensitizer to study the subject. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of bioinformatics, covering a range of topics from basic concepts to advanced techniques. The book is aimed at students, researchers, and educators in the field of biotechnology and bioinformatics, and is designed to be a valuable resource for those just starting out in the field.

The topics covered in the book include molecular data analysis, multiple sequence alignment, primer design, phylogenomics, omics, molecular modeling, drug design, and synthetic biology. Overall, it seems like the book would be a useful tool for anyone looking to gain a solid foundation in the field of bioinformatics.

Chandra Sekhar Mukhopadhyay, Senior Scientist at the College of Animal Biotechnology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana 141 004, Punjab, India

Nisha Singh, Assistant Professor (Bioinformatics) at Gujarat Biotechnology University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Yashpal Singh Malik, Dean, College of Animal Biotechnology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, 141 004, Punjab, India

1 What is Bioinformatics,  2 History of Bioinformatics, 3 History of Programming Languages, 4 Databases, 5 Sequence Alignment, 6 Molecular Phylogeny, 7 Primer Designing, 8 Primer Designing for qPCR (SYBR Green Chemistry), 9 Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST),10 FASTA, 11.Omics,12 Protein Structure, 13 Homology Modeling,,14 Molecular Modeling, 15 Drug Designing,16 Systems Biology, 17 Synthetic Biology