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

Ashika Umanga Umagiliya aumanga at biggjapan.com
Mon Jan 19 00:43:31 UTC 2009

Thanks everyone for the tips..
I started reading "BioInformatics for Dummies" to get the basics..then 
hoping to move on to the book Richard recommended.

Thank you again,
Best regards,

Richard Holland wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.amazon.com/Bioinformatics-Genes-Proteins-Computers-Advanced/dp/1859960545/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1232102747&sr=1-4
> 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.
> cheers,
> Richard
> 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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