An Introduction to Protein Informatics

  • Karl-Heinz Zimmermann

Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 749)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
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About this book


Protein informatics is a newer name for an already existing discipline. It encompasses the techniques used in bioinformatics and molecular modeling that are related to proteins. While bioinformatics is mainly concerned with the collection, organization, and analysis of biological data, molecular modeling is devoted to representation and manipulation of the structure of proteins.

Protein informatics requires substantial prerequisites on computer science, mathematics, and molecular biology. The approach chosen here, allows a direct and rapid grasp on the subject starting from basic knowledge of algorithm design, calculus, linear algebra, and probability theory.

An Introduction to Protein Informatics, a professional monograph will provide the reader a comprehensive introduction to the field of protein informatics. The text emphasizes mathematical and computational methods to tackle the central problems of alignment, phylogenetic reconstruction, and prediction and sampling of protein structure.

An Introduction to Protein Informatics is designed for a professional audience, composed of researchers and practitioners within bioinformatics, molecular modeling, algorithm design, optimization, and pattern recognition. This book is also suitable as a graduate-level text for students in computer science, mathematics, and biomedicine.


Alignment Computer Secondary structure algorithms bioinformatics biosynthesis calculus computer science modeling molecular biology optimization protein structure tertiary structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Karl-Heinz Zimmermann
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  1. 1.Technical University Hamburg-HarburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4839-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9210-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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