Calculating the Secrets of Life
by Eric S. Lander, Michael S. Waterman
Publisher: National Academies Press 1995
Number of pages: 309
In this first-ever survey of the partnership between mathematics and biology, leading experts look at how mathematical research and methods have made possible important discoveries in biology. Explores how differential geometry, topology, and differential mechanics have allowed researchers to "wind" and "unwind" DNA's double helix to understand the phenomenon of supercoiling.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Sabu M. Thampi - arXiv
Bioinformatics is a new discipline that addresses the need to manage and interpret the data that was massively generated by genomic research. This discipline represents the convergence of genomics, biotechnology and information technology.
by Jacques Cohen - Brandeis University
The article aims to introduce computer scientists to the new field of bioinformatics. It provides a bird's eye view of the basic concepts in molecular cell biology and describes the kind of algorithms that are necessary to understand cell behavior.
by Katja Schuerer, Catherine Letondal - Pasteur Institute
This course is designed for biologists who already have some programming knowledge in other languages. The focus is on biological examples that are used throughout the course, as well as the suggested exercises drawn from the field of biology.
- National Institute of Health
By teaming computers and biology, scientists can answer new and old questions that could offer insights into the fundamental processes that keep us alive. This booklet introduces you to just some of the ways that biologists are computing life.