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[[Bioinformatics|What is bioinformatics?]]
[[Bioinformatics|What is bioinformatics?]]
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[[Origins Of Bioinformatics|What are the origins of bioinformatics?]]
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[[Origins of bioinformatics|What are the origins of bioinformatics?]]
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[[Common Programs|What are the most common bioinformatics programs?]]
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[[Common programs|What are the most common bioinformatics programs?]]
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[[Common Technologies|What are the most common bioinformatics technologies?]]
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[[Common technologies|What are the most common bioinformatics technologies?]]
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[[Data Analysis|How are data analyzed in bioinformatics?]]
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[[Data analysis|How are data analyzed in bioinformatics?]]
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==Fields Related to Bioinformatics==
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==Fields related to bioinformatics==
[[Biophysics|What is biophysics?]]
[[Biophysics|What is biophysics?]]
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[[Computational Biology|What is computational biology?]]
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[[Computational biology|What is computational biology?]]
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[[Medical Informatics|What is medical informatics?]]
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[[Medical informatics|What is medical informatics?]]
[[Cheminformatics|What is cheminformatics?]]
[[Cheminformatics|What is cheminformatics?]]
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[[Genomics|What is genomics?]]
[[Genomics|What is genomics?]]
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[[Mathematical Biology|What is mathematical biology?]]
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[[Mathematical biology|What is mathematical biology?]]
[[Proteomics|What is proteomics?]]
[[Proteomics|What is proteomics?]]
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==Books: Can you recommend any bioinformatics books?==
==Books: Can you recommend any bioinformatics books?==
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See [[Recommended Books|this article]].
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See [[Recommended books|this article]].
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==Centres of Bioinformatics Activity: Where is bioinformatics done?==
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==Centers of bioinformatics activity: Where is bioinformatics done?==
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The biggest and best source of bioinformatics links I have encountered is the [http://www.rfcgr.mrc.ac.uk/GenomeWeb/ Genome Web] at the [http://www.rfcgr.mrc.ac.uk/ Rosalind Franklin Centre for Genomics Research] at the [http://www.hinxton.wellcome.ac.uk/ Genome Campus] near [http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/cambridge.htm Cambridge], UK. Most of the links below come from that resource. My list is necessarily limited by comparison.
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[http://www.rfcgr.mrc.ac.uk/GenomeWeb/ Genome Web] at the [http://www.rfcgr.mrc.ac.uk/ Rosalind Franklin Centre for Genomics Research] at the [http://www.hinxton.wellcome.ac.uk/ Genome Campus] near [http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/cambridge.htm Cambridge], UK, provides some of the links below.
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[[Research Centers]]
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[[Research centers]]
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[[Sequencing Centers]]
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[[Sequencing centers]]
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[[Standard Centers]]
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[[Standard centers]]
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[[Virtual Centers for Bioinformatics Activity]]
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[[Virtual centers for bioinformatics activity]]
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==Online Resources: What bioinformatics Websites are there?==
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==Online resources: What bioinformatics websites are there?==
[[Blogs]]
[[Blogs]]
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[[General Information Websites|General information websites]]
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[[General information websites]]
[[Directories]]
[[Directories]]
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[[Societies]]
[[Societies]]
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[[Collections of Tools|Collections of tools]]
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[[Collections of tools]]
[[Portals]]
[[Portals]]
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[[Tutorials]]
[[Tutorials]]
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==Education: Where can I study Bioinformatics?==
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==Education: Where can I study bioinformatics?==
Below are complete, full-time degree programmes rather than on individual study modules. You can go to other places, however, if you are looking for short courses. Rockefeller has a [http://linkage.rockefeller.edu/wli/bioinfocourse/ list] that is mirrored at various other sites. ICSB also maintains a [http://www.iscb.org/univ.shtml list].
Below are complete, full-time degree programmes rather than on individual study modules. You can go to other places, however, if you are looking for short courses. Rockefeller has a [http://linkage.rockefeller.edu/wli/bioinfocourse/ list] that is mirrored at various other sites. ICSB also maintains a [http://www.iscb.org/univ.shtml list].
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If you are interested in U.S. programmes, here's [http://wbiomed.curtin.edu.au/teach/biochem/resources/Bioinformatics.html a list from Curtin] in Australia, and here's [http://www.smi.stanford.edu/academics/pdfs/degree_table.pdf a list from Stanford University].
 
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Those wanting to find programmes in the Asia Pacific region could have a look at [http://www.apbionet.org/project/edu/index.shtml this resource] maintained by the Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network APBioNet.
 
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In the UK [http://www.rfcgr.mrc.ac.uk/CCP11/index.jsp The Bioinformatics Resource] (part of the [http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/ BBSRC]'s [http://www.rfcgr.mrc.ac.uk/CCP11/index.jsp  CCP11] project) project maintains (among many other resources) lists of (mainly) British [http://www.rfcgr.mrc.ac.uk/CCP11/directory/directory_mastersdegrees.jsp?Rp=20  Masters] and [http://www.rfcgr.mrc.ac.uk/CCP11/directory/directory_phds.jsp?Rp=20  PhDs] in bioinformatics.
 
[[Africa]]
[[Africa]]
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[[Europe]]
[[Europe]]
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[[Distance or Correspondence Courses|Distance or correspondence courses]]
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[[Distance or correspondence courses]]
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==Careers: How can I become a bioinformatician?==
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==Careers: How can I become a bioinformatics practitioner?==
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[[Getting Involved|Getting involved]]
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[[Getting involved]]
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[[Bioinformatics Jobs|Bioinformatics jobs]]
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[[Careers]]
==Practical tips==
==Practical tips==
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This section includes some simple rules-of-thumb to apply when performing common bioinformatics tasks.  
This section includes some simple rules-of-thumb to apply when performing common bioinformatics tasks.  
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[[Finding a Sequence|Finding a sequence]]
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[[Finding a sequence]]
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[[Aligning Two Sequences|Aligning two sequences]]
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[[Sequence alignment|Aligning two sequences]]
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[[Predicting the Functions of a Gene|Predicting the functions of a gene]]
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[[Gene function prediction|Predicting the functions of a gene]]
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[[Predicting the Structure of a Sequence|Predicting the structure of a sequence]]
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[[Sequence structure prediction|Predicting the structure of a sequence]]
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[[Simulating a Biomolecule|Simulating a biomolecule]]
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[[Simulating a biomolecule]]
[[Publishing]]
[[Publishing]]
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Here are some common terms in bioinformatics:
Here are some common terms in bioinformatics:
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[[Sequence Alignment|Sequence alignment]]
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[[Sequence alignment]]
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[[DNA Array|DNA array]]
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[[DNA array]]
[[Homologue]]
[[Homologue]]
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[[Ontology]]
[[Ontology]]
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[[Scoring Matrix|Scoring matrix]]
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[[Scoring matrix]]

Latest revision as of 03:00, 24 November 2010

Contents

Bioinformatics

What is bioinformatics?

What are the origins of bioinformatics?

What are the most common bioinformatics programs?

What are the most common bioinformatics technologies?

How are data analyzed in bioinformatics?

Fields related to bioinformatics

What is biophysics?

What is computational biology?

What is medical informatics?

What is cheminformatics?

What is genomics?

What is mathematical biology?

What is proteomics?

What is pharmacogenomics?

What is pharmacogenetics?

Books: Can you recommend any bioinformatics books?

See this article.

Centers of bioinformatics activity: Where is bioinformatics done?

Genome Web at the Rosalind Franklin Centre for Genomics Research at the Genome Campus near Cambridge, UK, provides some of the links below.

Research centers

Sequencing centers

Standard centers

Virtual centers for bioinformatics activity

Online resources: What bioinformatics websites are there?

Blogs

General information websites

Directories

Societies

Collections of tools

Portals

Tutorials

Education: Where can I study bioinformatics?

Below are complete, full-time degree programmes rather than on individual study modules. You can go to other places, however, if you are looking for short courses. Rockefeller has a list that is mirrored at various other sites. ICSB also maintains a list.

Africa

The Americas

Asia

Australia

Europe

Distance or correspondence courses

Careers: How can I become a bioinformatics practitioner?

Getting involved

Careers

Practical tips

This section includes some simple rules-of-thumb to apply when performing common bioinformatics tasks.

Finding a sequence

Aligning two sequences

Predicting the functions of a gene

Predicting the structure of a sequence

Simulating a biomolecule

Publishing

Glossary of bioinformatics terms

Here are some common terms in bioinformatics:

Sequence alignment

DNA array

Homologue

Ontology

Scoring matrix

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