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Best Bioinformatics Books: The Ultimate Collection

Our list of some of the best Bioinformatics books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Introduction to Bioinformatics (2019)

Best Bioinformatics Books: The Ultimate CollectionActive, accessible, and assuming no prior knowledge: the ideal text for biologists encountering bioinformatics for the first time.A vast amount of biological information about a wide range of species has become available in recent years as technological advances have significantly reduced the time it takes to sequence a genome or determine a novel protein structure. This text describes how bioinformatics can be used as a powerful set of tools for retrieving and analysing this biological data, and how bioinformatics can be applied to a wide range of disciplines such as molecular biology, medicine, biotechnology, forensic science and…
Author(s): Arthur Lesk

2. Bioinformatics Data Skills: Reproducible and Robust Research with Open Source Tools (2015)

Best Bioinformatics Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis practical book teaches the skills that scientists need for turning large sequencing datasets into reproducible and robust biological findings. Many biologists begin their bioinformatics training by learning scripting languages like Python and R alongside the Unix command line. But there’s a huge gap between knowing a few programming languages and being prepared to analyze large amounts of biological data. Rather than teach bioinformatics as a set of workflows that are likely to change with this rapidly evolving field, this book demsonstrates the practice of bioinformatics through data skills. Rigorous assessment of data quality and…
Author(s): Vince Buffalo

3. Bioinformatics with Python Cookbook: Learn how to use modern Python bioinformatics libraries and applications to do cutting-edge research in computational biology, 2nd Edition (2018)

Best Bioinformatics Books: The Ultimate CollectionKey Features Book Description Bioinformatics is an active research field that uses a range of simple-to-advanced computations to extract valuable information from biological data. This book covers next-generation sequencing, genomics, metagenomics, population genetics, phylogenetics, and proteomics. You’ll learn modern programming techniques to analyze large amounts of biological data. With the help of real-world examples, you’ll convert, analyze, and visualize datasets using various Python tools and libraries. This book will help you get a better understanding of working…
Author(s): Tiago Antao

4. Python for Biologists: A complete programming course for beginners (2013)

Best Bioinformatics Books: The Ultimate CollectionLearning to program is one of the best investments that you can make for your research and your career. Python for biologists is a complete programming course for beginners that will give you the skills you need to tackle common biological and bioinformatics problems. Maybe you see colleagues writing programs to save time and deal with large datasets. Maybe your supervisor has told you that you need to learn programming for your next project. Maybe you’ve been looking at job ads and noticed just how many of them are asking for programming skills. Dr. Martin Jones has been teaching biologists to…
Author(s): Dr Martin Jones

5. Introduction to Bioinformatics (2014)

Best Bioinformatics Books: The Ultimate CollectionFully revised and updated, the fourth edition of Introduction to Bioinformatics shows how bioinformatics can be used as a powerful set of tools for retrieving and analyzing this biological data, and how bioinformatics can be applied to a wide range of disciplines such as molecular biology, medicine, biotechnology, forensic science, and anthropology. This new edition contains two new chapters, with significantly increased coverage of metabolic pathways, and gene expression and regulation. Written for students without a detailed prior knowledge of programming, this…
Author(s): Arthur Lesk

6. Understanding Bioinformatics (2007)

Best Bioinformatics Books: The Ultimate CollectionSuitable for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates, Understanding Bioinformatics provides a definitive guide to this vibrant and evolving discipline. The book takes a conceptual approach. It guides the reader from first principles through to an understanding of the computational techniques and the key algorithms. Understanding Bioinformatics is an invaluable companion for students from their first encounter with the subject through to more advanced studies.  The book is divided into seven parts, with the opening part introducing the basics of nucleic acids, proteins and…
Author(s): Marketa Zvelebil, Jeremy Baum

7. Bioinformatics For Dummies (2006)

Best Bioinformatics Books: The Ultimate CollectionWere you always curious about biology but were afraid to sit through long hours of dense reading? Did you like the subject when you were in high school but had other plans after you graduated? Now you can explore the human genome and analyze DNA without ever leaving your desktop! Bioinformatics For Dummies is packed with valuable information that introduces you to this exciting new discipline. This easy-to-follow guide leads you step by step through every bioinformatics task that can be done over the Internet. Forget long equations, computer-geek gibberish, and installing bulky programs that slow down your…
Author(s): Jean-Michel Claverie, Cedric Notredame

8. R for Data Science: Import, Tidy, Transform, Visualize, and Model Data (2017)

Best Bioinformatics Books: The Ultimate CollectionLearn how to use R to turn raw data into insight, knowledge, and understanding. This book introduces you to R, RStudio, and the tidyverse, a collection of R packages designed to work together to make data science fast, fluent, and fun. Suitable for readers with no previous programming experience, R for Data Science is designed to get you doing data science as quickly as possible.Authors Hadley Wickham and Garrett Grolemund guide you through the steps of importing, wrangling, exploring, and modeling your data and communicating the results. You’ll get a complete, big-picture…
Author(s): Hadley Wickham, Garrett Grolemund

9. Exploring Bioinformatics: A Project-Based Approach (2013)

Best Bioinformatics Books: The Ultimate CollectionThoroughly revised and updated, Exploring Bioinformatics: A Project-Based Approach, Second Edition is intended for an introductory course in bioinformatics at the undergraduate level. Through hands-on projects, students are introduced to current biological problems and then explore and develop bioinformatic solutions to these issues. Each chapter presents a key problem, provides basic biological concepts, introduces computational techniques to address the problem, and guides students through the use of existing web-based tools and software solutions. This progression prepares students to tackle the…
Author(s): St. Clair, Caroline, Jonathan E. Visick

10. Concepts in Bioinformatics and Genomics (2016)

Best Bioinformatics Books: The Ultimate CollectionConcepts in Bioinformatics and Genomics takes a conceptual approach to its subject, balancing biology, mathematics, and programming while highlighting relevant real-world applications and providing students with the tools to compute and analyze biological data. It presents many thought-provoking exercises that will stretch students’ imaginations and give them a deeper understanding of the molecular biology, basic probability, software programs, and program-coding methodology underpinning this exciting field. #568,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #658 in Genetics (Books) #323…
Author(s): Jamil Momand, Alison McCurdy, et al.

11. Bioinformatics Programming Using Python: Practical Programming for Biological Data (2009)

Best Bioinformatics Books: The Ultimate CollectionPowerful, flexible, and easy to use, Python is an ideal language for building software tools and applications for life science research and development. This unique book shows you how to program with Python, using code examples taken directly from bioinformatics. In a short time, you’ll be using sophisticated techniques and Python modules that are particularly effective for bioinformatics programming.Bioinformatics Programming Using Python is perfect for anyone involved with bioinformatics — researchers, support staff, students, and software developers interested in writing bioinformatics applications. You’ll find it useful whether…
Author(s): Mitchell L. Model

12. Essential Bioinformatics (2006)

Best Bioinformatics Books: The Ultimate CollectionEssential Bioinformatics is a concise yet comprehensive textbook of bioinformatics, which provides a broad introduction to the entire field. Written specifically for a life science audience, the basics of bioinformatics are explained, followed by discussions of the state-of-the-art computational tools available to solve biological research problems. All key areas of bioinformatics are covered including biological databases, sequence alignment, genes and promoter prediction, molecular phylogenetics, structural bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics. The book emphasizes how computational methods work and compares the…
Author(s): Jin Xiong

13. Practical Bioinformatics (2012)

Best Bioinformatics Books: The Ultimate CollectionPractical Bioinformatics is specifically designed for biology majors, with a heavy emphasis on the steps required to perform bioinformatics analysis to answer biological questions. It is written for courses that have a practical, hands-on element and contains many exercises (for example, database searches, protein analysis, data interpretation) to complement the straightforward and practical topics. The chapters are focused on DNA, RNA, and protein sequence analysis―frequently performed subsets of the field of bioinformatics―taking the reader through the commonly asked question…
Author(s): Michael Agostino

14. Introduction to Bioinformatics in Microbiology (Learning Materials in Biosciences) (2018)

Best Bioinformatics Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis textbook introduces to the basic concepts of bioinformatics and enhances students’ skills in using software and tools relevant for investigations in microbiology. The most relevant methods to analyze data are shown and readers are introduced on how to draw valid conclusions based on the results obtained. Software and servers which are free to use on the internet are presented and more advanced stand-alone programs are suggested as a second option. Exercises and training quizzes are provided at the end of each chapter to facilitate learning. The book targets Ph. D….
Author(s): Henrik Christensen

15. Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis (2004)

Best Bioinformatics Books: The Ultimate CollectionAs more species’ genomes are sequenced, computational analysis of these data has become increasingly important. The second, entirely updated edition of this widely praised textbook provides a comprehensive and critical examination of the computational methods needed for analyzing DNA, RNA, and protein data, as well as genomes. The book has been rewritten to make it more accessible to a wider audience, including advanced undergraduate and graduate students. New features include chapter guides and explanatory information panels and glossary terms. New chapters in this second edition cover statistical analysis of…
Author(s): David Mount

Best Bioinformatics Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some bioinformatics books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Practical Applications of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 13th International Conference

Author(s): Florentino Fdez-Riverola, Miguel Rocha, Mohd Saberi Mohamad, Nazar Zaki, José A. Castellanos-Garzón
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408916

Soft Computing and Medical Bioinformatics

Author(s): Naresh Babu Muppalaneni, Maode Ma, Sasikumar Gurumoorthy
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2254604

Computational Methods to Study the Structure and Dynamics of Biomolecules and Biomolecular Processes: From Bioinformatics to Molecular Quantum Mechanics

Author(s): Adam Liwo
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 27 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311432

Practical Applications of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 12th International Conference

Author(s): Florentino Fdez-Riverola, Mohd Saberi Mohamad, Miguel Rocha, Juan F. De Paz, Pascual González
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 21 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2312097

Computational Intelligence and Big Data Analytics: Applications in Bioinformatics

Author(s): Ch. Satyanarayana, Kunjam Nageswara Rao, Richard G. Bush
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2313539

Bioinformatics and Drug Discovery

Author(s): Richard S. Larson, Tudor I. Oprea
Publisher: Springer New York;Humana Press, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354007

Structural Bioinformatics: Applications in Preclinical Drug Discovery Process

Author(s): C. Gopi Mohan
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354548

Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics: 14th International Meeting, CIBB 2017, Cagliari, Italy, September 7-9, 2017, Revised Selected Papers

Author(s): Massimo Bartoletti, Annalisa Barla, Andrea Bracciali, Gunnar W. Klau, Leif Peterson, Alberto Policriti, Roberto Tagliaferri
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 20 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2355059

Bioinformatics and Phylogenetics : Seminal Contributions of Bernard Moret

Author(s): Tandy Warnow
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2378614

Microarray Bioinformatics

Author(s): Verónica Bolón-Canedo, Amparo Alonso-Betanzos
Publisher: Springer New York; Humana, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2406704

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly best-sellers according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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