[BiO BB] New Version 2.0 of Introducing Cheminformatics eBook available

David Wild djwild at indiana.edu
Wed Apr 24 14:09:43 EDT 2013

I just wanted to let everyone know that a new version 2.0 of the *Introducing
Cheminformatics: An Intensive Self-Study Guide* PDF eBook is available

The new version contains numerous minor updates, replacement of outdated
URL's, and a new section on MOOCs and other online learning resources
related to cheminformatics. Those who have already purchased the guide can
receive a free update to the new version by sending me a copy of their
original version by email to djwild at indiana.edu. I will endeavor to reply
within a couple of days with a PDF of the new version.

For those who do not already have the eBook, it is available on the Lulu
store at http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorId=1065081

The eBook is in the form of a regular (unprotected) PDF, and is available
in three versions - an individual version (for personal use), an academic
library version (licensed for use in an academic institution) and a
corporate version (licensed for use throughout a corporation). The guide
gives an intensive introduction to cheminformatics, based on materials used
in the Indiana University curriculum, including the history of the field,
representing 2D and 3D chemical structures on computer, storing and using
databases of chemical and related biological information, handling chemical
information on the web and in the scholarly literature, and giving an
overview of some advanced topics such as use of cheminformatics in
chemistry libraries, clustering and diversity, QSAR and predictive
modeling, 3D alignment and docking, and software toolkits cheminformatics
software. It is split into 13 lessons, each focusing on a particular area
of cheminformatics. Each lesson details learning objectives and concludes
with a set of questions that are designed to be thought provoking, with
responses and answers in a final chapter. The text is hyperlinked to
current resources on the web, with references to pertinent external
articles where appropriate.

The eBook is designed for computing, biology, bioinformatics, chemistry,
library science and other students needing an introduction to the field,
and also would be suitable for professional life science or computing
practitioners who need a rapid, flexible introduction to cheminformatics.

Please let me know if you have questions about the new version


Dr. David J. Wild, djwild at indiana.edu, Associate Professor
Indiana University School of Informatics & Computing

More about me: http://about.me/djwild | Research homepage:
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