[BiO BB] Bioinformatics Project / Science Fair

martin goodson martingoodson at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 18 10:32:23 EDT 2002

for neural networks in bioinformatics (and machine learning for 
bioinformatics in general) read Baldi and Brunak, Bioinformatics (the maths 
in this is a bit hard for me i must admit). For intro to bioinformatics look 
at Biological Sequence Analysis : Probabilistic Models of Proteins and 
Nucleic Acids by Richard Durbin.

>From: Deborah_Walsh at idg.com
>Reply-To: bio_bulletin_board at bioinformatics.org
>To: bio_bulletin_board at bioinformatics.org
>Subject: Re: [BiO BB] Bioinformatics Project / Science Fair
>Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 08:56:28 -0400
>Dear Tarak - This is an ambitious project - good luck! You'll find lots of 
>information just by surfing the web. In fact, our web site at
>http://www.bio-itworld.com would be a great resource, and it has links to 
>that might help as well. If I can be of any further assistance, please 
>hesitate to contact me.
>Debbie Walsh
>Director of Audience Development
>Bio-IT World
>P.O. Box 9010
>500 Old Connecticut Path
>Framingham, MA 01701
>dwalsh at idg.com
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>Hello. My name is Tarak Upadhyaya. I am currently a sophomore at Southside
>High School [Located in Greenville, SC], enrolled in the in the
>International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. I came across your webpage on
>bioinformatics and I am looking for some help.
>Not too long ago, I didn't know that bioinformatics even existed. But,
>what I did know was that I wanted to enter a field of study that would
>combine the incredible proccesses of molecular biology/genetics with the
>power and utter joy of computer science. Now that I know that there is a
>branch of science, a relatively new branch of science, that deals with what
>I have just mentioned, I am extremely overjoyed.
>To learn more about bioinformatics, I have decided to do a science fair
>project. I believe that since bioinformatics is a relatively new field,
>there is great opportunity to be innovative and successful.  That's what I
>would like to do.  I have my mind set on what I want to do in terms of
>computer science. I want to write a neural network to do the advanced
>calculations that might be required for this project. I am currently 
>into neural network theory. I am also looking for informative resources on
>bioinformatics and neural network implementations.
>Although neural networks is an imporant part of my project, I can use all
>the ideas/information I could get. Please send me any ideas, or your point
>of view - even if you don't specialize in neural networks. The areas I 
>find interesting are evolution, genetics, mutations, reactions, brain
>functioning, chaos theory, or any other biological process at the molecular
>level.  What I know about some of these areas may be very limited, but I
>know that they are VERY interesting.
>Another thing. Since I am in the very early stages of brainstorming, the
>neural network thing doesn't have to stay. If there are other more
>advanced/efficient ways of sorting through data or predicting results, let
>me know. I want to write it myself though (c++ is the language I'm most
>familar w/ btw, and the one I would want to use).
>-Tarak Upadhyaya
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