Research and Markets: Open Source Software in Life Science Research: Practical Solutions to Common Challenges in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Beyond
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bg8l8v/open_source) has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Open Source Software in Life Science Research: Practical solutions to common challenges in the pharmaceutical industry and beyond" to their offering.
The free/open source approach has grown from a minor activity to become a significant producer of robust, task-orientated software for a wide variety situations and applications. Examples range from core infrastructure platforms such as the apache web-server, powerful document indexing and search tools such as Lucene, through to major user-orientated systems such as Mediawiki (which powers Wikipedia) and Drupal (which powers many diverse websites). To life science informatics groups, these systems present an appealing proposition - high quality software at a very attractive price.
Open Source Software in Life Science Research considers how industry and applied research groups have embraced these resources, discussing practical implementations that address real-world business problems.
Key Topics Covered:
Part 1 Laboratory data management and chemical informatics: Building research data handling systems with open source tools
- Interactive predictive toxicology with Bioclipse and OpenTox
- Utilizing open source software to facilitate communication of chemistry at RSC
- Open source software for mass spectrometry and metabolomics
- Open source software for image processing and analysis: Picture this with ImageJ
- Integrated data analysis with KNIME
- Investigation-Study-Assay, a toolkit for standardising data capture and sharing.
Part 2 Genomics and bioinformatics tools: GenomicTools: An open-source platform for developing high-throughput analytics in genomics: Creating an in-house omics' data portal using EBI Atlas software
- Setting up an omics' platform in a small biotech
- Squeezing big data into a small organisation.
Part 3 Information and knowledge management: Design Tracker: An easy to use and flexible hypothesis tracking system to aid project team working
- Free and open source software for web based collaboration
- Developing scientific business applications using open source search and visualisation technologies
- Utopia Documents: transforming how industrial scientists interact with the scientific literature.
Part 4 Semantic technologies: Semantic MediaWiki in applied life science and industry: Building an enterprise encyclopaedia
- Building disease and target knowledge with Semantic MediaWiki
- Chem2Bio2RDF: a semantic resource for systems chemical biology and drug discovery
- TripleMap: A web-based semantic knowledge discovery and collaboration application for biomedical research
Part 5 Clinical settings: Extreme scale clinical analytics with open source software
- Validation and regulatory compliance of free/open source software.
Part 6 Perspective: The economics of free/open source software in industry.
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Source: Woodhead Publishing Ltd