Natural Computing Series

Algorithmic Bioprocesses

Editors: Condon, A., Harel, D., Kok, J.N., Salomaa, A., Winfree, E. (Eds.)

  • A fundamental understanding of algorithmic bioprocesses is key to learning how information processing occurs in nature at the cell level, and this is the first book to examine this subject comprehensively

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A fundamental understanding of algorithmic bioprocesses is key to learning how information processing occurs in nature at the cell level. The field is concerned with the interactions between computer science on the one hand and biology, chemistry, and DNA-oriented nanoscience on the other. In particular, this book offers a comprehensive overview of research into algorithmic self-assembly, RNA folding, the algorithmic foundations for biochemical reactions, and the algorithmic nature of developmental processes.

The editors of the book invited 36 chapters, written by the leading researchers in this area, and their contributions include detailed tutorials on the main topics, surveys of the state of the art in research, experimental results, and discussions of specific research goals. The main subjects addressed are sequence discovery, generation, and analysis; nanoconstructions and self-assembly; membrane computing; formal models and analysis; process calculi and automata; biochemical reactions; and other topics from natural computing, including molecular evolution, regulation of gene expression, light-based computing, cellular automata, realistic modelling of biological systems, and evolutionary computing.

This subject is inherently interdisciplinary, and this book will be of value to researchers in computer science and biology who study the impact of the exciting mutual interaction between our understanding of bioprocesses and our understanding of computation.

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The editors and contributors include most of the key researchers working on these topics worldwide.

Reviews

"In a real sense, this book answers the question, 'What is the cutting edge of research connecting computer science with the biological sciences?' ... [I]ts breadth of content is impressive, and its combination of advanced tutorials with ambitious new proposals is scientifically exciting. ... [The book] will best serve TCS researchers who are looking for new questions to ask, and for new areas in which to apply their skills." (Aaron Sterling, The Book Review Column 43-3, 2012)


Table of contents (36 chapters)

  • Grzegorz Rozenberg: A Magical Scientist and Brother

    Salomaa, Arto

    Pages 3-11

  • Monotony and Surprise

    Apostolico, Alberto

    Pages 15-29

  • Information Content of Sets of Biological Sequences Revisited

    Carbone, Alessandra (et al.)

    Pages 31-42

  • Duplication in DNA Sequences

    Ito, Masami (et al.)

    Pages 43-61

  • Sequence and Structural Analyses for Functional Non-coding RNAs

    Sakakibara, Yasubumi (et al.)

    Pages 63-79

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-88869-7
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $299.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-88868-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $299.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26015-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Algorithmic Bioprocesses
Editors
  • Anne Condon
  • David Harel
  • Joost N. Kok
  • Arto Salomaa
  • Erik Winfree
Series Title
Natural Computing Series
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-88869-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-88869-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-88868-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26015-5
Series ISSN
1619-7127
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 742
Number of Illustrations and Tables
138 b/w illustrations, 109 illustrations in colour
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