The dauntingly complex functioning of human cells is often the outcome of several molecular processes. Understanding such processes is crucial for modern drug discovery, defining interaction cascades, assessing the effects of mutations changes in local concentrations of ligands, and so forth. Computational methods, from systems biology to bioinformatics and molecular simulation, allow to access features difficult or impossible to be measured. Models (if properly validated against experimental data) help understand the intricate molecular mechanisms of life processes. Bolstering the predictive power of these models calls upon the computational biologist to improve algorithms and methods. This article introduces procedures and on applications facing current challenges in computational biology.

Advanced computational methods in molecular medicine

GIORGETTI, ALEJANDRO;
2012

Abstract

The dauntingly complex functioning of human cells is often the outcome of several molecular processes. Understanding such processes is crucial for modern drug discovery, defining interaction cascades, assessing the effects of mutations changes in local concentrations of ligands, and so forth. Computational methods, from systems biology to bioinformatics and molecular simulation, allow to access features difficult or impossible to be measured. Models (if properly validated against experimental data) help understand the intricate molecular mechanisms of life processes. Bolstering the predictive power of these models calls upon the computational biologist to improve algorithms and methods. This article introduces procedures and on applications facing current challenges in computational biology.
computational biophysics; bioinformatics; molecular medicine
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