Monday, June 06, 2011

Primers in Computational Biology

Nature Biotechnology used to regularly feature primers on various topics in computational biology. Here's an incomplete listing based on what looked interesting to me. Some of these are old, but on topics that are fundamental enough not to go out of style. Lot's of these are just mini-tutorials in machine learning.

...just in case you're in need of some bed-time reading or some mad comp-bio skillz. Sorry if some of these are behind a pay-wall, but there's usually a way around, under or over such walls.


  1. very nice list. Eddy's paper is always fun and clear

  2. How to apply de Bruijn graphs to genome assembly

    Phillip E C Compeau, Pavel A Pevzner & Glenn Tesler

    A mathematical concept known as a de Bruijn graph turns the formidable challenge of assembling a contiguous genome from billions of short sequencing reads into a tractable computational problem.