Media praise for Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills

"Well written, properly organized, and a worthwhile investment for those interested in the field from a purely academic sense or applied. Furthermore, a number of universities are attempting to start programs in bioinformatics (including mine), and this would be a fine text for a class in introductory bioinformatics."
--Bryan William Jones,, August 2002

"I wish I had this book when I first got started with Bioinformatics back in 1999. I've been working in this field for 3 years now, but I still learned new things from this book ...The difficulty with getting into Bioinformatics is that it's really combining two HUGE fields; Computer Sciences and Biology. Even if you have a background in one of the two, the other field at times may seem overwhelming. This book gives you a core foundation to build from. In essence, it gives you enough information to know where to branch off for a more in-depth coverage of the topic of interest?Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this book to Computer Scientists, Biologists, and even people already involved in Bioinformatics. I will continue to reference this book when I expand into new areas of Bioinformatics."
--Brandon King, Cerritos Linux Users Group, April 2002

"an invaluable aid...'Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills' has much to offer the novice bioinformaticist and should be strongly considered by those who are new to the field."
--Darryl Nishamura, Biotech Software and Internet Report, Vol 2, No 5, 2001

Best of 2001 Award Medicine and Biotech Books,

"This book is an excellent learning resource for the beginning bioinformatician and a great reference for more experienced researchers. The detailed and concise writing eases understanding and the modular structure simplifies finding the information you need."
--Yali Friedman, Biotech/Biomedical, July 2001

"a worthy addition to their line, and a potentially worthy addition to your bookshelf.", August 2001

"Written in a clear style, this book is a thoughtful introduction to some of the most important topics in bioinformatics."
--Randy Chalfont, Freelance Informer, June 15, 2001

"It is a very useful guide book. I strongly recommend it."
--Dr Tan Tin Wee, Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network, June 28, 2001

"I will have no hesitation in recommending it to research workers in the department who want an introduction to the field, it covers all sorts of areas, like Unix, that they find difficult, and is useful as a practical guide to databases, searching etc."
--Susan Crennell, University of Bath, July 2001

"Written in a clear, engaging style, Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills will help biologists develop a structured approach to biological data as well as the tools they'll need to analyze the data."

"A fine introduction for anyone seeking to get in on the ground floor of a rapidly growing new discipline."
--Netsurfer Digest, May 16, 2001