CONTENTS:- Preface. I. Genome and proteome analysis through World Wide Web: 1. Genomics and proteomics/G. Baskar Rajan, Irfan A Khan, Atiya Khanum and K. Ganesan. 2. Information resources for genome analysis through World Wide Web/D. Thangadurai and T. Pullaiah. II. Sequence analysis of protein and DNA: 3. Database analysis on protein and DNA/S. Senthilkumar, S. Kaliamoorthy and S. John Britto. 4. Molecular sequence analysis of proteins/nucleotides/S. Sudhakaran, V. Sivasankari and K.P. Renuka Devi. III. Algorithms : 5. Genetic algorithms/G. Baskar Rajan, M. Parthiban, Irfan A Khan and Atiya Khanum. 6. Computer algorithms/M. Parthiban, S. Vijayalakshmi, G. Baskar Rajan, Irfan A Khan and Atiya Khanum. IV. Drug discovery and design in pharmaceutical industry : 7. Drug discovery and design : application of quantitative structure activity relationship (QSAR) in pharmaceutical industry/Y. Jayaprakash Rao.
The study of "Bioinformatics" has assumed enormous importance in the past few years and has been the driving force behind the astronomical growth of every pharmaceutical industry. The development of bioinformatics started with the networking of computers and accumulation of data on genes and proteins. This discipline will develop further and in the coming years it may become possible to prescribe drugs based on the patient’s genetic profile. Keeping in view the wide applicability of bioinformatics in different areas of interest, it is well poised to take up the challenges of the post genomic era and, hence, the need for well-trained human resource is greater. Sensing this demand the articles of the book have been compiled to help the bioinformaticians to keep abreast of the latest developments. This book will cater to the immediate needs of students, researchers, faculty members and pharmaceutical industries in India and abroad.