Bioinformatics has been recognised and studied as a separate discipline only in the last decade. Being a multidisciplinary subject it requires knowledge of several subjects, such as molecular biology, biochemistry, computer science and others. Students in a bioinformatics course are from different academic backgrounds; those who have studied biology (i.e., botany, zoology, biochemistry, microbiology, etc.), will require an introduction to mathematics and computer science, while those with a background in physics, chemistry and mathematics will need explanations of biological principles.This book provides a simple and concise explanation of the basic principles, tools and applications of bioinformatics. It explains
Ruchi Singh has worked as Lecturer, Department of Bioinformatics, SRM University, Chennai. She has published papers in international journals and guided several projects for postgraduate students. She is keenly interested in teaching and research in the field of bioinformatics.
Richa Sharma is Professor and Head of Department, Department of Information Science and Engineering, The Oxford College of Engineering, Bangalore.
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