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
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
Biology 2014, 3(1), 220-242; doi:10.3390/biology3010220
Received: 31 October 2013; in revised form: 15 February 2014 / Accepted: 18 February 2014 / Published: 11 March 2014| PDF Full-text (664 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Biology 2014, 3(1), 85-100; doi:10.3390/biology3010085
Received: 7 November 2013; in revised form: 29 November 2013 / Accepted: 31 January 2014 / Published: 7 February 2014| PDF Full-text (590 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Review: Algorithmic Perspectives of Network Transitive Reduction Problems and their Applications to Synthesis and Analysis of Biological Networks
Biology 2014, 3(1), 1-21; doi:10.3390/biology3010001
Received: 19 July 2013; in revised form: 11 November 2013 / Accepted: 9 December 2013 / Published: 19 December 2013| PDF Full-text (361 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Portraying the Expression Landscapes of B-CellLymphoma-Intuitive Detection of Outlier Samples and of Molecular Subtypes
Biology 2013, 2(4), 1411-1437; doi:10.3390/biology2041411
Received: 1 August 2013; in revised form: 1 October 2013 / Accepted: 5 November 2013 / Published: 2 December 2013| PDF Full-text (2597 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Biology 2013, 2(4), 1296-1310; doi:10.3390/biology2041296
Received: 3 October 2013; in revised form: 23 October 2013 / Accepted: 8 November 2013 / Published: 20 November 2013| PDF Full-text (649 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Biology 2013, 2(4), 1282-1295; doi:10.3390/biology2041282
Received: 28 June 2013; in revised form: 8 October 2013 / Accepted: 5 November 2013 / Published: 8 November 2013| PDF Full-text (344 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Biology 2013, 2(4), 1189-1209; doi:10.3390/biology2041189
Received: 15 July 2013; in revised form: 29 August 2013 / Accepted: 13 September 2013 / Published: 26 September 2013| PDF Full-text (1353 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Last update: 31 July 2014