Computational biology: Biological insight from 1s and 0s

Harold R. Garner, Alexander Pertsemlidis

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There is no doubt that both computational biology and bioinformatics, and the interface of computer science and biology in general, are central to the future of biological research. The disciplines span a process that begins with data collection, analysis, classification, and integration and ends with interpretation, modeling, visualization, and prediction. Data mining may play a role in the middle, depending on the size of the dataset. Overall, the focus is on identifying opportunities and developing computational solutions (including algorithms, models, tools, and databases) that can be used for experimental design, data analysis and interpretation and hypot hesis general ion. The fundamental challenges are to describe, analyze, simulate and predict the dynamics of life processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-35
Number of pages9
JournalDrug Discovery Today: BIOSILICO
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery


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