Special Issue "Developments in Bioinformatic Algorithms"
A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2013)
Prof. Dr. Sven Rahmann
Genome Informatics, Institute of Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
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Interests: algorithmic bioinformatics; genome informatics; computational biology; next generation sequencing; resource-constrained data analysis; computational diagnostics and prognostics; biomarker discovery; network biology
Questions from molecular biology and genome research have inspired algorithm development in computer science for many years, starting with string algorithms for (small-scale) sequence analysis, and quickly extending to methods from graph and network algorithms, combinatorial optimization, computational statistics and image analysis, to name a few.
Today, new challenges arise from what is called the ``data deluge'' in biology: In some areas, such as next generation sequencing or bioimaging, the ability to produce data has grown much more rapidly than the ability to analyze and interpret the data sets. This situation calls for applying novel ideas from algorithm development to the datasets that each biology lab faces today.
This special issue calls for papers that illustrate this process, starting with a clearly motivated biological question, translating it into a formal problem, applying an appropriate algorithmic technique, and finally applying the solution to the original problem.
Relevant ideas from algorithmics include, but are not limited to, sublinear algorithms, streaming algorithms, compressed data structures, sampling techniques, or parallelization techniques.
Each submission should make an effort to present the algorithmic ideas first separately from their application. One goal of this special issue is to provide a broad overview of recent algorithmic developments in bioinformatics.
Prof. Dr. Sven Rahmann
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- data deluge
- algorithm development
- algorithm engineering