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The implications for Bioinformatics of integration across physical scales

Hodgman, T. C. ; Ugartechea-Chirino, Y. ; Tansley, G. ; Dryden, I.

Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics - JIB (ISSN 1613-4516)


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Abstract:
Bioinformatics blossomed with research developments in molecular biology. But as the focus of research moves back up the physical scale to the biology of whole multicellular organisms, there are new integration challenges. Data integration is a perennial theme that will not be explored here. Rather, we outline a survey of the types of data generated in whole organisms, putting particular emphasis on complex image capture, management and analysis, bio-systems modelling techniques at this higher scale, and approaches to integrating models across these physical scales. This change in biological focus raises certain challenges, one of which may be the need to retrain bioinformaticians in sciences pertaining to whole plants and animals.


Institution: Faculty of Technology, Research Groups in Informatics
DDC classification: Data processing, computer science, computer systems

Suggested Citation:
Hodgman, T. C. ; Ugartechea-Chirino, Y. ; Tansley, G. ; Dryden, I.  (2006)  The implications for Bioinformatics of integration across physical scales. Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics - JIB (ISSN 1613-4516), 3(2), 2006. Special Issue: 3rd Integrative Bioinformatics Workshop, Harpenden, United Kingdom, 2

Online-Journal: http://journal.imbio.de/index.php?paper_id=39
URL: http://biecoll.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/volltexte/2007/220

Also published by Shaker:
Ralf Hofestädt, Thoralf Töpel (eds.). Integrative Bioinformatics -
Yearbook 2006. Shaker, 2007.


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