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.

  1. Video
  2. Books
  3. Courses
  4. Articles

Thank you for your time.


asked Oct 13 '11 at 03:01

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Atilla Ozgur

try asking in bio star,since that is a bioinformatics orientedbQA, you'll have a better chance there

(Oct 13 '11 at 04:09) Leon Palafox ♦

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"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

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