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IGI-BOOK 2011 : Biostatistics and Computational Mathematics for Life Sciences Research


When Mar 5, 2011 - May 30, 2011
Where USA
Submission Deadline May 30, 2011
Categories    mathematics   computational science   life sciences   signal processing

Call For Papers


[Deadline: 30th May 2011]

Book Title: Biostatistics and Computational Mathematics for Life Sciences Research

Publishers: Medical Information Science Reference, USA


Dr. Athina Lazakidou, University of Peloponnese, Dept. of Nursing, Sparti, Greece


Assistant Professor George Kaimakamis, Hellenic Army Academy, Vari Attikis, Greece


Mathematics is an essential component of the increasingly interdisciplinary modern scientific research. Computational Mathematics combines core studies in mathematics, computer sciences and their applications in several other scientific disciplines, including biology and medicine. The book will provide a forum for presenting research findings and discussing the advances and challenges in a broad spectrum of fields from both Life Sciences and Industry.

Statistics for Life Sciences presents the key concepts of statistics as applied to life sciences, while incorporating tools and themes of modern data analysis. Statistics for Life Sciences emphasizes the link between statistics and the scientific method; it provides an overview of the types of studies encountered in science including surveys, observational studies, and experiments; and it teaches the tools necessary for analyzing data from most one- and two-variable contexts. This book will be an introduction to the basic principles and methods of biostatistics designed specifically for life sciences students who wish to learn modern research methods for analyzing and extracting information from biological, biomedical, and genomic data. Relevant examples are used to illustrate various techniques.

Biostatistics is an important part of undergraduate and postgraduate syllabus of life sciences and medicine because statistical analysis has become obligatory in all types of studies and researches including those on environment, toxicological, physiological, epidemiological and other aspects. Such analysis gives a better understanding of the data and helps in drawing a proper conclusion. It has become a necessity for publication of data in the standard national and international journals. This new book will be useful to the research students and teachers to understand the essence of the statistical techniques in biology and medicine.

Recommended Topics

- Computational Mathematics

- Scientific Computing, Parallel Processing and Algorithms

- Numerical Methods

- Approximation Theory

- Signal Processing and Statistical Analysis

- Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology

- Biostatistical Models and Methods

- Μicroarray Αnalysis

- Statistical Methods in Genetics

- Biomathematics

- Computational Mathematics and Bioinformatics

- Computational Modeling in Medicine

- Mathematical Modeling of Complex Biological Systems

- Computational Genomics and Epigenomics

- Mathematical and Theoretical Biology

- Molecular Dynamics and Simulation

- Molecular Evolution and Phylogeny

- Pathways and Regulatory Genomic Networks

- Sequence Alignment and Profiling

- Stochastic and Structural Modeling

- Visualization, Retrieval and Classification

- Innovative Applications of Statistical Methods arising from the Biological, Medical & Public Health Sciences

Short Biographies

Dr. Athina Lazakidou currently works at the University of Peloponnese, Department of Nursing in Greece as Lecturer in Health Informatics. She worked as a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus (2000-2002) and at the Department of Nursing at the University of Athens (2002-2007). She did her undergraduate studies at the Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece) and received her BSc in Computer Science in 1996. In 2000, she received her Ph.D. in Medical Informatics from the Department of Medical Informatics, University Hospital Benjamin Franklin at the Free University of Berlin, Germany. She is also an internationally known expert in the field of computer applications in health care and biomedicine, with six books and numerous papers to her credit. She was also Editor of the “Handbook of Research on Informatics in Healthcare and Biomedicine” and “Handbook of Research on Distributed Medical Informatics and E-Health”, the best authoritative reference sources for information on the newest trends and breakthroughs in computer applications applied to health care and biomedicine. Her research interests include health informatics, (bio)medical databases, clinical decision support systems, hospital and clinical information systems, electronic medical record systems, telematics, and other web-based applications in health care and biomedicine.

Assistant Professor George Kaimakamis did his undergraduate studies at the University of Patras, Greece and received his BSc in Mathematics in 1995. In 1997, he received his Master in Pure Mathematics and, in 2003, took his PhD from the Department of Mathematics, University of Patras. In 2009, he received his Master in Applied Economics and Finance from the Economics Department, Athens University of Economics and Business. He has worked as a Lecturer at the Hellenic Army Academy for several years and at the Technological Educational Institute of Chalkida. He currently works as an assistant professor at the Hellenic Army Academy His research interests include applications of mathematics. He has participated in various European R&D projects such as: ARCHIMIDIS, Education and Culture LEONARDO DA VINCI and KARATHEODORI. He is a Member of the Greek Mathematical Society and American Mathematical Society.

Contact Information

Dr. Athina Lazakidou

University of Peloponnese, Faculty of Human Movement and Quality of Life Sciences, Dept. of Nursing, Sparti, Greece


Assistant Professor George Kaimakamis

Hellenic Army Academy, Vari Attikis, Greece



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