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UCSD Bioengineering Professor Coauthors Book on Neuroinformatics

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San Diego, CA, February 18, 2005 -- Shankar Subramaniam, a professor in the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSD and director of the Bioinformatics Graduate Program, has co-authored the first comprehensive book on neuroinformatics. The extensively illustrated book covers everything from relevant computational science and modeling issues to their diverse applications.

Databasing the Brain: From Data to Knowledge (Neuroinformatics) is devoted to an emerging interdisciplinary field that integrates neuroscience with informatics to create unique databases and analytical tools. Neuroinformatics is making use of a large variety of data types, applying them to brain research, and linking them with databases within both neuroscience and other fields, such as genomics and proteomics.

Subramaniam coauthored the book published by John Wiley & Sons with Stephen H. Koslow, director of external relations at the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Brain Science and the former director of the Office on Neuroinformatics at the National Institute of Mental Health.

Databasing the Brain covers the basic principles and specific applications across a range of problems in brain research. The book also discusses state-of-the-art informatics tools and models, and how they are being applied to clinical and basic research. In addition to presenting new ways to acquire, store, visualize, analyze, integrate, synthesize, and share data, this comprehensive overview demonstrates how data obtained using different species, levels of biological organization, and methods can be integrated.

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