DIMACS TR: 97-63
A Short Course in Computational Molecular Biology
Authors: D. Durand, M. Farach, R. Ravi and M. Singh
The advent of recombinant DNA technology during the 1970s has led to an
inundation of biological sequence data. The compilation and analysis of DNA
and protein sequences is now a fundamental task in molecular biology requiring.
Computational Molecular Biology is the field of computer science that has
emerged to solve algorithmic problems in determining sequences and analyzing
them. Specific research efforts in this area include sequencing and mapping,
pairwise and multiple sequence comparison, protein structure determination and
evolutionary tree reconstruction. Solutions to these problems contribute both
to basic scientific research and product development in the biotechnology
industry. We have designed a course to give a basic introduction to the major
algorithmic research areas in computational biology.
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