Computational Cancer Biology: An Interaction Network Approach (SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Computational Cancer Biology: An Interaction Network Approach (SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering)

ISBN: 9781447147503
Publisher: Springer
Edition: 2012
Publication Date: 2012-11-23
Number of pages: 80
  • $84.53

Any used item that originally included an accessory such as an access code, one time use worksheet, cd or dvd, or other one time use accessories may not be guaranteed to be included or valid. By purchasing this item you acknowledge the above statement.

DESCRIPTION

This brief introduces people with a basic background in probability theory to various problems in cancer biology that are amenable to analysis using methods of probability theory and statistics.  The title mentions “cancer biology” and the specific illustrative applications reference cancer data but the methods themselves are more broadly applicable to all aspects of computational biology.
Aside from providing a self-contained introduction to basic biology and to cancer, the brief describes four specific problems in cancer biology that are amenable to the application of probability-based methods.  The application of these methods is illustrated by applying each of them to actual data from the biology literature.
After reading the brief, engineers and mathematicians should be able to collaborate fruitfully with their biologist colleagues on a wide variety of problems.

Customer Reviews