This unique volume presents major developments and trends in bioinformatics and its applications. Comprising high-quality scientific research papers and state-of-the-art survey articles, the book has been divided into five main sections: Microarray Analysis and Regulatory Networks; Machine Learning and Statistical Analysis; Biomolecular Sequence and Structure Analysis; Symmetry in Sequences; and Signal Processing, Image Processing and Visualization. The results of these investigations help the practicing biologist in many ways: in identifying unknown connections, in narrowing down possibilities for a search, in suggesting new hypotheses, designing new experiments, validating existing models or proposing new ones. It is an essential source of reference for researchers and graduate students in bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, statistics, and biological sciences based on select papers from the "The International Conference on Bioinformatics and Its Application" (ICBA), held December 16-19, 2004 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Sequences, Structures and Functions; Symmetry in the Genetic Code, Data mining and Pattern Discovery; Pathways, Biological Networks, and System Biology; Gene Expression, Modular Neural Networks; and Microarray Data, Medical Informatics, Computational Epidemiology, and Applications.