Re: [computational-biology] kick off sub-group for education on computing biology

From: VV
Sent on: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 3:47 PM
Cool!
By the way, I just saw a Bioinformatics Analyst position at my former East Bay company:

UCSC Extension in Santa Clara has reputable online classes, including structural biology and bioinformatics.

Cheers,
Violet


On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 11:51 AM, Frank Liang Wang <[address removed]> wrote:

Hi, All, I am co-organizing a sub-group for my fellow laymen to study this exciting field together. I believe one should understand the big picture of a new field before diving into specific topics, so I read about computing biology on wiki first: Computational biology involves the development and application of data-analytical and theoretical methods, mathematical modeling and computational simulation techniques to the study of biological, behavioral, and social systems. This is a good start, and I think the topics discussed on yesterday (Tuesday) meeting focused on biological systems, maybe someone can pop up with a specific topic on behavioral and social systems?

Thanks to Todd, we have an online textbook to start with:  http://compbio.pbworks.com/w/page/16252891/FrontPage

Also I learned from wiki that there are three sub fields: Computational biomodeling, Computational genomics and Computational neuroscience.

Any of you guru in computing biology, if you have any suggestion about a textbook in general or in one of these sub fields, or a review paper, or a learning center, or a online course, please let us know! Thanks in advance!

May you all have a happy halloween!

Frank the tank





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