I would like to get some pointers for starting in Computational Biology. As my title suggests this is for an Engineer, assume that stated Engineer know necessary Mathematics(Linear , Probability , Optimization etc),Programming Languages and Software Packages (Matlab ,Octave, R , Java , Weka etc) and taken specific courses (Data Mining, ML etc).
I would like materials in following order if possible.
Thank you for your time.
asked Oct 13 '11 at 03:01
"Computational Biology" covers alot of disparate subjects (eg see plos computational biology). If you're interested in DNA sequence then a must read is "Biological Sequence Analysis: Probabilistic Models of Proteins and Nucleic Acids" by Durbin et al. Also "Bioinformatics: the machine learning approach" By Søren Brunak might be interesting to you. Make sure you've got enough statistics (eg "All of Statistics" by Wasserman). I don't know about courses but this course is good for clinical applications although its becoming dated.
answered Oct 13 '11 at 04:10