Introductory Bioinformatics Books for Computer Scientists

Catherine Letondal letondal at electre.pasteur.fr
Wed Jun 18 13:57:17 EST 2003

In article <df0b1de1.0306171516.5b3c797a at posting.google.com>, DavidMurphy at j-netdirect.com (David Murphy) writes:
>Hi - I am considering taking my broad experience in computer science
>and retraining to some degree the areas of bioinformatics/
>computational biology. I have very little biology knowledge at all..
>I am interested in finding a book that I can read to get an
>introduction to this field. Most books I have seen so far appear to be
>for biologists needing to gain computer science skills. EG how to
>setup Linux, program in Pearl etc which I *DONT* need.
>I would appreciate any recommendations for books that will introduce
>someone with a strong and broad computer science background to the
>bioinformatics area of study. I need knowledge on the prerequisite
>biology concepts and the types of problems in that
>bioinformatics/computational biology is addressing via computer
>science etc.
>Thanks for your recommendations..

I would suggest:
Molecular Biology for Computer Scientists

Catherine Letondal -- Pasteur Institute Computing Center

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