Computational cell biology courses are increasingly obligatory for biology students around the world but of course also a must for mathematics and informatics students specializing in bioinformatics. This book, now in its second edition is geared towards both audiences. The author, Volkhard Helms, has, in addition to extensive teaching experience, a strong background in biology and informatics and knows exactly what the key points are in making the book accessible for students while still conveying in depth knowledge of the subject.About 50% of new content has been added for the new edition. Much more room is now given to statistical methods, and several new chapters address protein-DNA interactions, epigenetic modifications, and microRNAs.
Volkhard Helms, PhD is a full professor of bioinformatics at Saarland University. He has authored more than 100 scientific publications and received the EMBO Young Investigator Award in 2001.