This first-of-its-kind resource on molecular computation gives you a thorough grasp of the technologies, biochemical details, and theoretical models at the cutting edge of this multidisciplinary field, and provides you with a detailed roadmap to the challenges ahead. It explores advances in molecular biology and nanotechnology and illuminates how the convergence of various technologies, from nanobioscience to nanobioinformatics, is propelling computational capacity beyond the limitations of traditional hardware technology and into the realm of moleware. At its core, this peerless volume gives you a definitive understanding of the nanotechnology tools, methods, and issues fueling the drive to non-silicon computing. It brings you up to speed on DNA computing and membrane computing, and describes nanobiomachines including NanobioICT and their potential in information processing and communications. You gain insight into techniques for representing and operating information by molecules, along with other key issues like controlling biomolecular signaling and designing algorithms for molecular computing and moleware communication. The book presents the biological and mathematical aspects of kinase computing as an example of molecular computation through cell-based nanobiomachines, and reviews the latest directions in molecular bioinformatics including protein interactome networks. With its wealth of models, algorithms, designs, and problem-solving applications, this volume is the first to bridge the gap between biomaterial sciences/molecular biology modeling and bioinformatics engineering for bionanoscale phenomena.
Table Of Contents
Introduction How to Go Beyond Traditional Computers? Scientific Motivation and Needs from Industries. Cutting-Edge Technologies for Building a Molecular Computer: From Nanobioscience and Nanotechnology to Nanobioinformatics. Challenges from Real-World Applications. Innovations and Breakthroughs in the New Millennium. Crucial Steps to Build a Molecular Nanobiocomputer. Preliminary in Nanobioscience. ;
Jian-Qin Liu is an expert researcher at Kobe Advanced ICT Research Center (KARC), National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in Kobe, Japan. He is the author of two books and numerous journal articles and conference papers. He earned his Ph.D. in industrial automation at Central South University of Technology, China and his Ph.D. in informatics at Kyoto University, Japan.
Katsunori Shimohara is a professor in the Department of Information Systems Design, Faculty of Engineering, Doshisha University, in Kyoto, Japan. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Communication Engineering from Kyushu University, Japan.