[Biojava-l] [Off the Topic ] Bioinformatics for software engineers?

Richard Holland holland at eaglegenomics.com
Fri Jan 16 10:50:35 UTC 2009

Your best bet is a good old fashioned book. ;)

A quick search on Amazon threw up this one which looks like a very
helpful intro to cell biology for people like you (and me!) who have
come to bioinformatics from a computer science background:


Hopefully this is a good starting point. I'm sure everyone on this list
has their own favourite books which they could recommend to you as well.


Ashika Umanga Umagiliya wrote:
> Greetings all,
> I come from a computer science background and at the moment I work on a
> Bioinformatics software.I really see the necessity to learn more on
> bioinformatics , quickly :)
> I hear (and use blindly)all this words - "sequence alignment , epitopes
> , CDR , homology modeling ,docking,amino acids"...etc and at the moment
> I don't care much about them since I've been told what to happen and I
> implement it.
> Where can i learn about this concepts easily , I mean for a guy come
> from mathematical and IT background ?/
> Best regards,
> umanga
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Richard Holland, BSc MBCS
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