Table of Contents: PLoS Computational Biology: Developing Computational Biology


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A series of Perspective articles from computational biologists in a variety of countries, each of whom offers their personal viewpoint on the history, current status, and future of computational biology in their region. Philip E. Bourne and Steven Brenner asked the authors to describe the specific challenges they have faced, their perceived strengths and the institutions (government and private), opportunities, and difficulties of computational biology in their country as a whole, including that of scientists training overseas and returning home. Please use our commentary features to share your thoughts or experiences in these countries. New articles will be added to the Developing Computational Biology Collection as they are published.


Developing Computational Biology

Philip E Bourne, Steven E Brenner


Computational Biology and Bioinformatics in Nigeria

Segun A. Fatumo, Moses P. Adoga, Opeolu O. Ojo, Olugbenga Oluwagbemi, Tolulope Adeoye, Itunuoluwa Ewejobi, Marion Adebiyi, Ezekiel Adebiyi, Clement Bewaji, Oyekanmi Nashiru

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in Poland

Janusz M. Bujnicki, Jerzy Tiuryn

The Development of Computational Biology in Pakistan: Still a Long Way to Go

Muhammad Ilyas, Samrene Sadique, Kahlid Masood, Raheel Qamar, Shahid Nadeem Chohan

Computational Biology in Colombia

Silvia Restrepo, Andrés Pinzón, Luis Miguel Rodríguez-R, Roberto Sierra, Alejandro Grajales, Adriana Bernal, Emiliano Barreto, Pedro Moreno, Maria Mercedes Zambrano, Marco Cristancho, Andrés González, Harold Castro

Brief Overview of Bioinformatics Activities in Singapore

Frank Eisenhaber, Chee-Keong Kwoh, See-Kiong Ng, Wing-King Sung, Limsoon Wong

Bioinformatics in Malaysia: Hope, Initiative, Effort, Reality, and Challenges

Azura M. H. Zeti, Mohd S. Shamsir, Khairina Tajul-Arifin, Amir F. Merican, Rahmah Mohamed, Sheila Nathan, Nor Muhammad Mahadi, Suhaimi Napis, Tin W. Tan

Outlook on Thailand's Genomics and Computational Biology Research and Development

Wannipha Tongsima, Sissades Tongsima, Prasit Palittapongarnpim

Computational Biology in Argentina

Sebastian Bassi, Virginia González, Gustavo Parisi