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  • Learn how to process large next-generation sequencing (NGS) datasets
  • Work with genomic dataset using the FASTQ, BAM, and VCF formats
  • Learn to perform sequence comparison and phylogenetic reconstruction
  • Perform complex analysis with protemics data
  • Use Python to interact with Galaxy servers
  • Use High-performance computing techniques with Dask and Spark
  • Visualize protein dataset interactions using Cytoscape
  • Use PCA and Decision Trees, two machine learning techniques, with biological datasets

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 with a Galaxy server, which is the most widely used bioinformatics web-based pipeline system. This updated edition also includes advanced next-generation sequencing filtering techniques. You'll also explore topics such as SNP discovery using statistical approaches under high-performance computing frameworks such as Dask and Spark.

By the end of this book, you'll be able to use and implement modern programming techniques and frameworks to deal with the ever-increasing deluge of bioinformatics data.

  • Perform complex bioinformatics analysis using the most important Python libraries and applications
  • Implement next-generation sequencing, metagenomics, automating analysis, population genetics, and more
  • Explore various statistical and machine learning techniques for bioinformatics data analysis
Page Count 360
Course Length 10 hours 48 minutes
ISBN 9781789344691
Date Of Publication 30 Nov 2018


Tiago Antao

Tiago Antao is a bioinformatician currently working in the field of genomics. He was originally a computer scientist but he crossed over to computational biology with an MSc in Bioinformatics from the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Porto, Portugal, and a PhD on the spread of drug-resistant malaria from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the UK. He is one of the co-authors of Biopython, a major bioinformatics package written in Python.

In his post-doctoral career, he has worked with human datasets at the University of Cambridge (UK) and with mosquito whole genome sequence data at the University of Oxford (UK). He is currently working as a research scientist at the University of Montana.