[BiO BB] Introducing into Bioinformatics

Gary Van Domselaar gvd at penguin.pharmacy.ualberta.ca
Wed Feb 14 09:29:53 EST 2001


One of the best-selling books on bioinformatics is "Bioinformatics - A
Practical Guide to the Analysis of Genes and Proteins," Baxevanis and
Oulette (Wiley, 1998)".  I found it to be very accessible.  Another early,
but still valuable book is "Sequence Analysis Primer" by Gribskov (1991).
A less accessible, but still valuable book IMO, is "Bioinformatics, The
Machine Learning Approach" by Baldi and Brunak.  If you have no biology
background, you might want to pick up a good molecular biology text.
"Molecular Biology of the Cell" by James Watson (of Watson/Crick fame) is
very good.


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                             Gary Van Domselaar
Ph.D. Candidate,                                    Associate Director,
Faculty of Pharmacy,                   Bioinformatics.org: The Open Lab
University of Alberta                           gary at bioinformatics.org
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On Wed, 14 Feb 2001, Marielle Fois wrote:

> Hello,
> Does anybody have an idea of a good way of getting into bioinformatics
> for someone on computer science with no biology background? I wonder
> if there is a book or article considered the standard in
> bioinformatics. Wouldn't this be a good information to have in this
> site?
> Thanks,
> Marielle
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