This guide covers aspects of designing microarray experiments and analysing the data generated, and includes information on some of the tools that are available from non–commercial sources. Concepts and principles underpinning gene expression analysis are emphasised, and wherever possible the mathematics has been simplified. The guide is intended for use by graduates and researchers in bioinformatics and the life sciences and is also suitable for statisticians who are interested in the approaches currently used to study gene expression.
Part I: Introduction:.
1. What Are Microarrays?.
2. Use Of Icroarrays To Monitor Gene Expression.
3. Other Uses For Microarrays.
4. Challenges Associated With The Generation Of Large Amounts Of Complex Data.
5. Future Directions.
Part II: Aspects Of Experimental Design:.
6. Features Of Microarray Data.
7. Designing The Best Experiment.
8. Preparation of Target.
9. Design of Spotted Arrays.
11. Long Term Considerations.
12. Verification of Results.
Part III: Data Analysis:.
13. Preliminary Processing of Data.
14. Methods for Data Analysis.
15. Graph Models.
16. Software In The Public Domain.
17. Visualisation of Data.
Part IV: Glossary:.
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"Overall this is an excellent book, it is well referenced and, to my mind, covers the vast majority of issues an experimenter needs to consider when venturing into the world of microarray data analysis. The book fills a clear gap in the field, providing a rigorous overview of the often confusing .... data analysis issues that most books on microarrays avoid or treat in a cursory way. I would say it is essential reading for any laboratory or researcher active in this rapidly evolving field and is recommended for the mathematician or statisitican who is interested in the field or who has been persuaded by their biologist colleague to help them with their analysis." Steven Russell, University of Cambridge, Genetical Research, February 2003
"Anyone wishing to gain a basic understanding of microarray gene expression studies will come away enriched ... A good and accessible entry point for any biologist who is interested in getting an overview about how to perform microarray gene expression studies." D.C.Jamison, George Mason University, Heredity, June 2004