May 22, 2008

Bioinformatics. Authors Andrzej Polanski and Marek Kimmel. Edition First. Publisher Springer Verlag. Pages 376. Price £38.50. ISBN 9783540241669.

The authors present mathematical models in bioinformatics and describe the biological problems that inspire the computer science tools used to handle the enormous data sets involved. Emphasis is put on motivation through biological problems and cross-applications, with each of the four chapters in the first part accompanied by exercises to support an understanding of the techniques presented.

Who is it for? Graduates and researchers who want more than just another guide on how to use databases.

Presentation - Clear and logical.

Would you recommend it? Yes, if you are interested in the statistical and mathematical underbelly of bioinformatics.

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