Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology

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This study is the first comprehensive NRC study that suggests a high-level intellectual structure for Federal agencies for supporting work at the biology/computing interface. The report seeks to establish the intellectual legitimacy of a fundamentally cross-disciplinary collaboration between biologists and computer scientists. That is, while some universities are increasingly favorable to research at the intersection, life science researchers at other universities are strongly impeded in their efforts to collaborate. This report addresses these impediments and describes proven strategies for overcoming them. An important feature of the report is the use of well-documented examples that describe clearly to individuals not trained ... continued below

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Wooley, John & Lin, Herbert S. October 30, 2005.

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This study is the first comprehensive NRC study that suggests a high-level intellectual structure for Federal agencies for supporting work at the biology/computing interface. The report seeks to establish the intellectual legitimacy of a fundamentally cross-disciplinary collaboration between biologists and computer scientists. That is, while some universities are increasingly favorable to research at the intersection, life science researchers at other universities are strongly impeded in their efforts to collaborate. This report addresses these impediments and describes proven strategies for overcoming them. An important feature of the report is the use of well-documented examples that describe clearly to individuals not trained in computer science the value and usage of computing across the biological sciences, from genes and proteins to networks and pathways, from organelles to cells, and from individual organisms to populations and ecosystems. It is hoped that these examples will be useful to students in the life sciences to motivate (continued) study in computer science that will enable them to be more facile users of computing in their future biological studies.

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Available electronically for free in PDF at http://doegenomestolife.org/pubs/NRCComputingandBiology/index.shtml Available in hard copy from National Academies Press at http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11480.html

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  • Report No.: DOE/ER/63934-1
  • Grant Number: FG02-04ER63934
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 882212
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc874936

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Wooley, John & Lin, Herbert S. Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology, text, October 30, 2005; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc874936/: accessed April 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.