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Bioinformatics FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) - Table of contents

This resource is maintained by and Damian Counsell, UK Medical Research Council Rosalind Franklin Centre for Genomic Research (the RFCGR) 1998-2004.

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Contents

  • Latest Changes
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Contents
  • Definitions: What is Bioinformatics?
    • What is Bioinformatics?---The Tight Definition
    • What is Bioinformatics?---The Loose Definition
    • Definitions of Fields Related to Bioinformatics
      • What is Biophysics?
      • What is Cheminformatics?
      • What is Computational Biology?
      • What is Genomics?
      • What is Mathematical Biology?
      • What is Medical informatics/Medinformatics?
      • What is Pharmacogenetics?
      • What is Pharmacogenomics?
      • What is Proteomics?
    • History of bioinformatics: How old is the discipline?
  • Books: Can you recommend any bioinformatics books?
    • General introductions
    • Computational/Mathematical aspects of bioinformatics
    • Applying bioinformatics in biological research
    • Fiction
    • Other lists of bioinformatics books
  • Centres of Bioinformatics Activity: Where is bioinformatics done?
    • Research centres
    • Sequencing centres
    • Standards centres
      • Are there any standards in bioinformatics?
    • "Virtual" centres (for example consortia and communities)
  • Online Resources: What bioinformatics Websites are there?
    • Blogs
    • Information
    • Directories
    • Portals
    • Societies
    • Collections of Tools
    • Tutorials
  • Education: Where can I study bioinformatics...
    • ...in Africa?
    • ...in the Americas?
    • ...in Asia?
    • ...in Australasia?
    • ...in Europe
    • ...Remotely (Distance/Correspondence Courses)
  • Careers: How can I become a bioinformatician?
    • I am a newbie and I want to do bioinformatics.
    • I am a biologist and I want to do bioinformatics.
    • I am a computer scientist and I want to do bioinformatics.
    • More general advice
    • Where can I find bioinformatics jobs?
  • Practical Tips: How can I tackle specific, common bioinformatics tasks?
    • How can I find a sequence?
      • ...I have a description.
      • ...I have an accession number.
      • ...I have another sequence.
      • ...I'm not sure whether to use the defaults.
    • How can I align two sequences?
    • How can I predict the function of a gene (product)?
    • How can I predict the structure of a sequence?
    • How can I write up?
  • Glossary of bioinformatics terms
    • What is an alignment?
    • What is a DNA array?
    • What is a homologue?
    • What is an ontology?
    • What is a scoring matrix?
  • Acknowledgments
    • Questions
    • Links
    • Answers
  • Small Print
    • Author and licensing
    • Version control information
Bioinformatics FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) - Table of contents