Released on 2018-10-19Categories Art

Biology in the Grid

Biology in the Grid

Author: Phillip Thurtle

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452957791

Category: Art

Page: 296

View: 597

How grids paved the way for our biological understanding of organisms As one of the most visual sciences, biology has an aesthetic dimension that lends force and persuasion to scientific arguments: how things are arranged on a page, how texts are interspersed with images, and how images are composed reflect deep-seated beliefs about how life exists on Earth. Biology in the Grid traces how our current understanding of life and genetics emerged from the pervasive nineteenth- and twentieth-century graphic form of the grid, which allowed disparate pieces of information to form what media theorist Vilém Flusser called “technical images.” Phillip Thurtle explains how the grid came to dominate biology in the twentieth century, transforming biologists’ beliefs about how organisms were constructed. He demonstrates how this shift in our understanding of biological grids enabled new philosophies in endeavors such as advertising, entertainment, and even political theory. The implications of the arguments in Biology in the Grid are profound, touching on matters as fundamental as desire, our understanding of our bodies, and our view of how society is composed. Moreover, Thurtle’s beautifully written, tightly focused arguments allow readers to apply his claims to new disciplines and systems. Bristling with insight and potential, Biology in the Grid ultimately suggests that such a grid-organized understanding of natural life inevitably has social and political dimensions, with society recognized as being made of interchangeable, regulated parts rather than as an organic whole.
Released on 2007-12-04Categories Computers

Grid Computing for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Grid Computing for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Author: El-Ghazali Talbi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470191627

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 105

The only single, up-to-date source for Grid issues in bioinformatics and biology Bioinformatics is fast emerging as an important discipline for academic research and industrial applications, creating a need for the use of Grid computing techniques for large-scale distributed applications. This book successfully presents Grid algorithms and their real-world applications, provides details on modern and ongoing research, and explores software frameworks that integrate bioinformatics and computational biology. Additional coverage includes: * Bio-ontology and data mining * Data visualization * DNA assembly, clustering, and mapping * Molecular evolution and phylogeny * Gene expression and micro-arrays * Molecular modeling and simulation * Sequence search and alignment * Protein structure prediction * Grid infrastructure, middleware, and tools for bio data Grid Computing for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is an indispensable resource for professionals in several research and development communities including bioinformatics, computational biology, Grid computing, data mining, and more. It also serves as an ideal textbook for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in bioinformatics and Grid computing.
Released on 2007-03-07Categories Science

Distributed, High-Performance and Grid Computing in Computational Biology

Distributed, High-Performance and Grid Computing in Computational Biology

Author: Werner Dubitzky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540699682

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 129

The book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Workshop on Distributed, High-Performance and Grid Computing in Computational Biology, GCCB 2006, held in Eilat, Israel in January 2007 in conjunction with the 5th European Conference on Computational Biology, ECCB 2006. The 13 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from many high quality submissions.
Released on 2018-10-12Categories Art

Biology in the Grid

Biology in the Grid

Author: Phillip Thurtle

Publisher: PostHumanities

ISBN: 1517902762

Category: Art

Page: 296

View: 817

How grids paved the way for our biological understanding of organisms As one of the most visual sciences, biology has an aesthetic dimension that lends force and persuasion to scientific arguments: how things are arranged on a page, how texts are interspersed with images, and how images are composed reflect deep-seated beliefs about how life exists on Earth. Biology in the Grid traces how our current understanding of life and genetics emerged from the pervasive nineteenth- and twentieth-century graphic form of the grid, which allowed disparate pieces of information to form what media theorist Vilém Flusser called "technical images." Phillip Thurtle explains how the grid came to dominate biology in the twentieth century, transforming biologists' beliefs about how organisms were constructed. He demonstrates how this shift in our understanding of biological grids enabled new philosophies in endeavors such as advertising, entertainment, and even political theory. The implications of the arguments in Biology in the Grid are profound, touching on matters as fundamental as desire, our understanding of our bodies, and our view of how society is composed. Moreover, Thurtle's beautifully written, tightly focused arguments allow readers to apply his claims to new disciplines and systems. Bristling with insight and potential, Biology in the Grid ultimately suggests that such a grid-organized understanding of natural life inevitably has social and political dimensions, with society recognized as being made of interchangeable, regulated parts rather than as an organic whole.
Released on 2008-02-29Categories Science

Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology

Author: Fred Van Dyke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402068904

Category: Science

Page: 491

View: 237

Fred Van Dyke’s new textbook, Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications, 2nd Edition, represents a major new text for anyone interested in conservation. Drawing on his vast experience, Van Dyke’s organizational clarity and readable style make this book an invaluable resource for students in conservation around the globe. Presenting key information and well-selected examples, this student-friendly volume carefully integrates the science of conservation biology with its implications for ethics, law, policy and economics.
Released on 2008-12-18Categories Computers

Transactions on Computational Systems Biology X

Transactions on Computational Systems Biology X

Author: Corrado Priami

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540922728

Category: Computers

Page: 204

View: 578

Technology is taking us to a world where myriads of heavily networked devices interact with the physical world in multiple ways, and at many levels, from the globalInternetdowntomicroandnanodevices. Manyofthesedevicesarehighly mobile and autonomous and must adapt to the surrounding environment in a totally unsupervised way. A fundamental research challenge is the design of robust decentralized c- puting systemsthat arecapableofoperating in changing environmentsandwith noisy input, and yet exhibit the desired behavior and response time, under c- straints such as energy consumption, size, and processing power. These systems should be able to adapt and learn how to react to unforeseen scenarios as well as to display properties comparable to social entities. The observation of nature has brought us many great and unforeseen concepts. Biological systems are able to handle many of these challenges with an elegance and e?ciency far beyond currenthumanartifacts. Basedonthisobservation,bio-inspiredapproacheshave been proposed as a means of handling the complexity of such systems. The goal is to obtain methods to engineer technical systems, which are of a stability and e?ciency comparable to those found in biological entities. This Special Issue on Biological and Biologically-inspired Communication contains the best papers from the Second International Conference on Bio- Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems (BIONET- ICS 2007). The BIONETICS conference aims to bring together researchers and scientistsfromseveraldisciplines incomputerscienceandengineeringwhereb- inspired methods are investigated, as well as from bioinformatics, to deepen the information exchange and collaboration among the di?erent communities.
Released on 2006Categories Science

Grid Technologies

Grid Technologies

Author: M. P. Bekakos

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781845640552

Category: Science

Page: 513

View: 407

Grid computing denotes an approach to utilize distributed resources that are not subject to centralized control. This approach fulfils computing requirements arising within the context of current high-performance computing applications, especially in the field of computational science and engineering.This idea is analogous to an electric power network (grid), where power generators are distributed, but the users are able to access electric power without bothering about the source of energy and its location.Current grid enabling technologies consist of stand-alone architectures. A typical architecture provides middleware access to various services at different hierarchical levels. Computational grids enable the sharing, selection and aggregation of a wide variety of geographically distributed computational resources (such as supercomputers, clusters of computers, storage systems, data sources, instruments, people, etc.) and present them as a single, unified resource for solving large-scale computations and data intensive computing applications (e.g., molecular modeling for drug design, brain activity analysis, high energy physics, etc.).Grid computing is a new emerging research area aiming to promote the development and advancement of technologies that provide seamless and scalable access to wide-area distributed resources.
Released on 2014-06-07Categories Computers

Algorithms for Computational Biology

Algorithms for Computational Biology

Author: Adrian-Horia Dediu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319079530

Category: Computers

Page: 275

View: 378

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference, AlCoB 2014, held in July 2014 in Tarragona, Spain. The 20 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 39 submissions. The scope of AlCoB includes topics of either theoretical or applied interest, namely: exact sequence analysis, approximate sequence analysis, pairwise sequence alignment, multiple sequence alignment, sequence assembly, genome rearrangement, regulatory motif finding, phylogeny reconstruction, phylogeny comparison, structure prediction, proteomics: molecular pathways, interaction networks, transcriptomics: splicing variants, isoform inference and quantification, differential analysis, next-generation sequencing: population genomics, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, microbiome analysis, systems biology.
Released on 2008Categories Science

Computational Structural Biology

Computational Structural Biology

Author: Manuel Claude Peitsch

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812778772

Category: Science

Page: 790

View: 590

This work covers the impact of computational structural biology on protein structure prediction methods, macromolecular function and protein design, and key methods in drug discovery. It also addresses the computational challenges of experimental approaches in structural biology.
Released on 2005-03-07Categories Computers

Grid Computing in Life Science

Grid Computing in Life Science

Author: Akihiko Konagaya

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540252085

Category: Computers

Page: 198

View: 262

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed postproceedings of the First International Life Science Grid Workshop, LSGRID 2004, held in Kanazawa, Japan in May/ June 2004. The 10 revised full papers and 5 invited papers presented were carefully selected and went through two rounds of reviewing and revision. Among the topics addressed are grid environment for bioinformatics, grid architectures, database federation, proteome annotation, grid workflow software, functional genome annotation, protein classification, tree inference, parallel computing, high performance computing, grid infrastructures, functional genomics, and evolutionary algorithms.
Released on 2011-09-19Categories Medical

Systems Biology

Systems Biology

Author: Edda Klipp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527644971

Category: Medical

Page: 592

View: 146

This advanced textbook is tailored to the needs of introductory course in Systems Biology. It has a compagnion website (WWW.WILEY-VCH.DE/HOME/SYSTEMSBIOLOGY) with solutions to questions in the book and several additional extensive working models. The book is related to the very successful previous title 'Systems Biology in Practice' and has incorporated the feedback and suggestions from many lecturers worldwide. The book addresses biologists as well as engineers and computer scientists. The interdisciplinary team of acclaimed authors worked closely together to ensure a comprehensive coverage with no overlaps in a homogenous and compelling style.