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Statistical Modeling and Machine Learning for Molecular Biology

Alan Moses
Publication Date:
December 15, 2016
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264 pages

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    Molecular biologists are performing increasingly large and complicated experiments, but often have little background in data analysis. The book is devoted to teaching the statistical and computational techniques molecular biologists need to analyze their data. It explains the big-picture concepts in data analysis using a wide variety of real-world molecular biological examples such as eQTLs, ortholog identification, motif finding, inference of population structure, protein fold prediction and many more. The book takes a pragmatic approach, focusing on techniques that are based on elegant mathematics yet are the simplest to explain to scientists with little background in computers and statistics.


      • Assumes no background in statistics or computers

      • Covers most major types of molecular biological data

      • Covers the statistical and machine learning concepts of most practical utility (P-values, clustering, regression, regularization and classification)

      • Intended for graduate students beginning careers in molecular biology, systems biology, bioengineering and genetics

  • Contents

    Introduction. Statistical modeling. Statistics and probability. Multiple testing. Multivariate statistics and parameter estimation. Clustering. Distance-based. Gaussian mixture models. Simple linear regression. Multiple regression and generalized linear models. Regularization. Linear classification. Non-linear classification. Evaluating classifiers and ensemble methods. Correlated data in one dimension. Hidden-Markov models. Local regression.