About the book
Bioinformatics is an emerging discipline and has applications in frontline areas of biotechnology like drug design, gene therapy, diagnostics, crop improvement, biochemical process etc. This multi-volume Encyclopaedia covers areas, such as, computational genomics, molecular modelling,
statistical methods, computational techniques etc. State of the art computer systems and software tools have been used to explain different facets of Bioinformatics.
Special care has been taken to include areas starting from the very concept of bioinformatics to structural biology, computer programming, database management and communication, quantitative techniques, computational methods for sequence analysis, molecular imaging and design, genetic engineering, drug discovery, bio-spectroscopy, biophysical methods, cell and molecular biology, human physiology and Immunology.
Bioinformatics has become a frontiline applied science and is of vital importance to study new biology which is widely recognized as the new scientific endeavour of the twentyfirst century. The growth in full genomic sequencing, structural genomics, proteomics, micro-array etc. will be very slow without application of bioinformatics.
The principal aim of the bioinformatics programme is to ensure that India emerges as a key international player in the field of bioinformatics; enabling a greater access to wealth of information created during the
post-genomic era and catalyse the country\'s attainment of lead position in medical, agricultural, animal and environmental biotechnology. Special care has been taken for providing upto date information in this 8 Volume Encyclopaedia of Bioinformatics by first discussing Bio-Programming Languages with inputs of Computer Science, Object Oriented
Programming with C and Advanced Object Oriented Programming; and then volumwise detailed description of Genetics and Genetic Engineering; Statistical Methods and Database Management System; Molecular Biology and Biochemistry; Biotechnology and Industrial Microbiology; Structural Bioinformatics including Proteins and Genome Analysis; Bio-Computing Languages with Case Studies PerlJava and BioJava; and Bioinformatics Software with a view to preparing a competent cadre of young professionals in the area of Bioinformatics.