Analysis of Biological Networks

Analysis of Biological Networks
Author: Björn H. Junker,Falk Schreiber
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 1118209915
ISBN 13: 9781118209912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analysis of Biological Networks Book Review:

An introduction to biological networks and methods for theiranalysis Analysis of Biological Networks is the first book of itskind to provide readers with a comprehensive introduction to thestructural analysis of biological networks at the interface ofbiology and computer science. The book begins with a brief overviewof biological networks and graph theory/graph algorithms and goeson to explore: global network properties, network centralities,network motifs, network clustering, Petri nets, signal transductionand gene regulation networks, protein interaction networks,metabolic networks, phylogenetic networks, ecological networks, andcorrelation networks. Analysis of Biological Networks is a self-containedintroduction to this important research topic, assumes no expertknowledge in computer science or biology, and is accessible toprofessionals and students alike. Each chapter concludes with asummary of main points and with exercises for readers to test theirunderstanding of the material presented. Additionally, an FTP sitewith links to author-provided data for the book is available fordeeper study. This book is suitable as a resource for researchers in computerscience, biology, bioinformatics, advanced biochemistry, and thelife sciences, and also serves as an ideal reference text forgraduate-level courses in bioinformatics and biologicalresearch.

Biological Network Analysis

Biological Network Analysis
Author: Pietro Hiram Guzzi,Swarup Roy
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2020-05-11
ISBN 10: 0128193514
ISBN 13: 9780128193518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Network Analysis Book Review:

Biological Network Analysis: Trends, Approaches, Graph Theory, and Algorithms considers three major biological networks, including Gene Regulatory Networks (GRN), Protein-Protein Interaction Networks (PPIN), and Human Brain Connectomes. The book's authors discuss various graph theoretic and data analytics approaches used to analyze these networks with respect to available tools, technologies, standards, algorithms and databases for generating, representing and analyzing graphical data. As a wide variety of algorithms have been developed to analyze and compare networks, this book is a timely resource. Presents recent advances in biological network analysis, combining Graph Theory, Graph Analysis, and various network models Discusses three major biological networks, including Gene Regulatory Networks (GRN), Protein-Protein Interaction Networks (PPIN) and Human Brain Connectomes Includes a discussion of various graph theoretic and data analytics approaches

Computational Network Analysis with R

Computational Network Analysis with R
Author: Matthias Dehmer,Yongtang Shi,Frank Emmert-Streib
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-12-12
ISBN 10: 3527339582
ISBN 13: 9783527339587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Network Analysis with R Book Review:

This new title in the well-established "Quantitative Network Biology" series includes innovative and existing methods for analyzing network data in such areas as network biology and chemoinformatics. With its easy-to-follow introduction to the theoretical background and application-oriented chapters, the book demonstrates that R is a powerful language for statistically analyzing networks and for solving such large-scale phenomena as network sampling and bootstrapping. Written by editors and authors with an excellent track record in the field, this is the ultimate reference for R in Network Analysis.

Weighted Network Analysis

Weighted Network Analysis
Author: Steve Horvath
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2011-04-30
ISBN 10: 9781441988195
ISBN 13: 144198819X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weighted Network Analysis Book Review:

High-throughput measurements of gene expression and genetic marker data facilitate systems biologic and systems genetic data analysis strategies. Gene co-expression networks have been used to study a variety of biological systems, bridging the gap from individual genes to biologically or clinically important emergent phenotypes.

Recent Advances in Biological Network Analysis

Recent Advances in Biological Network Analysis
Author: Byung-Jun Yoon,Xiaoning Qian
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2021-01-13
ISBN 10: 3030571734
ISBN 13: 9783030571733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in Biological Network Analysis Book Review:

This book reviews recent advances in the emerging field of computational network biology with special emphasis on comparative network analysis and network module detection. The chapters in this volume are contributed by leading international researchers in computational network biology and offer in-depth insight on the latest techniques in network alignment, network clustering, and network module detection. Chapters discuss the advantages of the respective techniques and present the current challenges and open problems in the field. Recent Advances in Biological Network Analysis: Comparative Network Analysis and Network Module Detection will serve as a great resource for graduate students, academics, and researchers who are currently working in areas relevant to computational network biology or wish to learn more about the field. Data scientists whose work involves the analysis of graphs, networks, and other types of data with topological structure or relations can also benefit from the book's insights.

Analysis of Biological Networks

Analysis of Biological Networks
Author: Björn H. Junker,Falk Schreiber
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2008-03-14
ISBN 10: 9780470253465
ISBN 13: 0470253460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analysis of Biological Networks Book Review:

An introduction to biological networks and methods for their analysis Analysis of Biological Networks is the first book of its kind to provide readers with a comprehensive introduction to the structural analysis of biological networks at the interface of biology and computer science. The book begins with a brief overview of biological networks and graph theory/graph algorithms and goes on to explore: global network properties, network centralities, network motifs, network clustering, Petri nets, signal transduction and gene regulation networks, protein interaction networks, metabolic networks, phylogenetic networks, ecological networks, and correlation networks. Analysis of Biological Networks is a self-contained introduction to this important research topic, assumes no expert knowledge in computer science or biology, and is accessible to professionals and students alike. Each chapter concludes with a summary of main points and with exercises for readers to test their understanding of the material presented. Additionally, an FTP site with links to author-provided data for the book is available for deeper study. This book is suitable as a resource for researchers in computer science, biology, bioinformatics, advanced biochemistry, and the life sciences, and also serves as an ideal reference text for graduate-level courses in bioinformatics and biological research.

Thermodynamic Network Analysis of Biological Systems

Thermodynamic Network Analysis of Biological Systems
Author: J. Schnakenberg
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642679714
ISBN 13: 9783642679711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermodynamic Network Analysis of Biological Systems Book Review:

The first edition of this book was greeted with broad interest from readers en gaged in various disciplines of biophysics. I received many stimulating and en couraging responses, however, some of the book's reviewers wanted to stress the fact that an extensive literature of network theory was not included or reported in the book. But the main aspect of the book is intended to be substantive rather than methodical: networks simply serve as a remedy for doing some first steps in analysing and modelling complex biological systems. For an advanced stage in the investigation of a particular system it may be appropriate to replace the pheno menological network method by more detailed techniques like statistical equations or computer simulations. According to this intention, the second edition of the book has been enlarged by further biological examples for network analysis, not by more network theory. There is a completely new section on a network model for photoreception. For this section I am obliged to J. Tiedge who did most of the detailed calculation and to my colleague Professor Stieve with whom we have had a very fruitful cooperation. Also I would like to mention that this work has been sponsored by the "Deutsche Forschungsgemei nschaft" i n the "Sonderforschungsberei ch 160". Recent results for excitable systems represented by feedback networks have also been included in the second edition, especially for limit cycle networks.

Statistical and Evolutionary Analysis of Biological Networks

Statistical and Evolutionary Analysis of Biological Networks
Author: Michael P. H. Stumpf,Carsten Wiuf
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1848164335
ISBN 13: 9781848164338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistical and Evolutionary Analysis of Biological Networks Book Review:

Networks provide a very useful way to describe a wide range of different data types in biology, physics and elsewhere. Apart from providing a convenient tool to visualize highly dependent data, networks allow stringent mathematical and statistical analysis. In recent years, much progress has been achieved to interpret various types of biological network data such as transcriptomic, metabolomic and protein interaction data as well as epidemiological data. Of particular interest is to understand the organization, complexity and dynamics of biological networks and how these are influenced by network evolution and functionality. This book reviews and explores statistical, mathematical and evolutionary theory and tools in the understanding of biological networks. The book is divided into comprehensive and self-contained chapters, each of which focuses on an important biological network type, explains concepts and theory and illustrates how these can be used to obtain insight into biologically relevant processes and questions. There are chapters covering metabolic, transcriptomic, protein interaction and epidemiological networks as well as chapters that deal with theoretical and conceptual material. The authors, who contribute to the book, are active, highly regarded and well-known in the network community.

Analyzing Network Data in Biology and Medicine

Analyzing Network Data in Biology and Medicine
Author: Nata a Pr ulj,Nataša Pržulj
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN 10: 1108432239
ISBN 13: 9781108432238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analyzing Network Data in Biology and Medicine Book Review:

Introduces biological concepts and biotechnologies producing the data, graph and network theory, cluster analysis and machine learning, using real-world biological and medical examples.

Biological Networks and Pathway Analysis

Biological Networks and Pathway Analysis
Author: Tatiana V. Tatarinova,Yuri Nikolsky
Publsiher: Humana Press
Total Pages: 509
Release: 2017-08-29
ISBN 10: 9781493970254
ISBN 13: 1493970259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Networks and Pathway Analysis Book Review:

In this volume, expert practitioners present a compilation of methods of functional data analysis (often referred to as “systems biology”) and its applications in drug discovery, medicine, and basic disease research. It covers such important issues as the elucidation of protein, compound and gene interactions, as well as analytical tools, including networks, interactome and ontologies, and clinical applications of functional analysis. As a volume in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, this work provides detailed description and hands-on implementation advice. Reputable, comprehensive, and cutting-edge, Biological Networks and Pathway Analysis presents both “wet lab” experimental methods and computational tools in order to cover a broad spectrum of issues in this fascinating new field.

Network Biology

Network Biology
Author: Intawat Nookaew
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2017-05-03
ISBN 10: 3319564609
ISBN 13: 9783319564609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Network Biology Book Review:

This book review series presents current trends in modern biotechnology. The aim is to cover all aspects of this interdisciplinary technology where knowledge, methods and expertise are required from chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, chemical engineering and computer science. Volumes are organized topically and provide a comprehensive discussion of developments in the respective field over the past 3-5 years. The series also discusses new discoveries and applications. Special volumes are dedicated to selected topics which focus on new biotechnological products and new processes for their synthesis and purification. In general, special volumes are edited by well-known guest editors. The series editor and publisher will however always be pleased to receive suggestions and supplementary information. Manuscripts are accepted in English.

A Practical Guide To Cancer Systems Biology

A Practical Guide To Cancer Systems Biology
Author: Juan Hsueh-fen,Huang Hsuan-cheng
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2017-11-29
ISBN 10: 9813229160
ISBN 13: 9789813229167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Guide To Cancer Systems Biology Book Review:

Systems biology combines computational and experimental approaches to analyze complex biological systems and focuses on understanding functional activities from a systems-wide perspective. It provides an iterative process of experimental measurements, data analysis, and computational simulation to model biological behavior. This book provides explained protocols for high-throughput experiments and computational analysis procedures central to cancer systems biology research and education. Readers will learn how to generate and analyze high-throughput data, therapeutic target protein structure modeling and docking simulation for drug discovery. This is the first practical guide for students and scientists who wish to become systems biologists or utilize the approach for cancer research. Contents: Introduction to Cancer Systems Biology (Hsueh-Fen Juan and Hsuan-Cheng Huang)Transcriptome Analysis: Library Construction (Hsin-Yi Chang and Hsueh-Fen Juan)Quantitative Proteome: The Isobaric Tags for Relative and Absolute Quantitation (iTRAQ) (Yi-Hsuan Wu and Hsueh-Fen Juan)Phosphoproteome: Sample Preparation (Chia-Wei Hu and Hsueh-Fen Juan)Transcriptomic Data Analysis: RNA-Seq Analysis Using Galaxy (Chia-Lang Hsu and Chantal Hoi Yin Cheung)Proteomic Data Analysis: Functional Enrichment (Hsin-Yi Chang and Hsueh-Fen Juan)Phosphorylation Data Analysis (Chia-Lang Hsu and Wei-Hsuan Wang)Pathway and Network Analysis (Chen-Tsung Huang and Hsueh-Fen Juan)Dynamic Modeling (Yu-Chao Wang)Protein Structure Modeling (Chia-Hsien Lee and Hsueh-Fen Juan)Docking Simulation (Chia-Hsien Lee and Hsueh-Fen Juan) Readership: Graduate students and researchers entering the cancer systems biology field. Keywords: Systems Biology;Transcriptomics;Proteomics;Network Biology;Dynamic Modeling;Protein Structure Modeling;Docking Simulation;BioinformaticsReview: Key Features: Written by two active researchers in the fieldCovers both experimental and computational areas in cancer systems biologyStep-by-step instructions help beginners who are interested in creating biological data and analyzing the data by themselvesReaders will gain the skills to generate and analyze omics data and discover potential therapeutic targets and drug candidates

Network Biology

Network Biology
Author: Wenjun Zhang
Publsiher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781626189423
ISBN 13: 1626189420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Network Biology Book Review:

Biological network analysis is a fast moving science. Many core scientific issues; for example, ecological structure, coevolution, coextinction and biodiversity conservation in ecology, cancer development and metabolic regulation in health science, etc., are expected to be addressed by network analysis. Network analysis is becoming the core methodology to treat complex biological systems. With the quick development of this science, more and more papers on biological networks are published. This book includes such theories and methods of network biology as methodology of social network analyses, construction of statistic networks, phylogenetic networks, multi-stable and oscillatory biological networks, creation of real networks with expected degree distribution, forest ecosystem model, etc. Chapters are contributed by 15 scientists from the USA, Canada, New Zealand, China, Sweden, and Spain, in the areas of computational science and life sciences. It will provide researchers with various aspects of the latest advances in network biology. It is a valuable reference for scientists, university teachers and graduate students in biology, health science, ecology, social science, applied mathematics and computational science.

Statistical and Evolutionary Analysis of Biological Networks

Statistical and Evolutionary Analysis of Biological Networks
Author: Michael P. H. Stumpf
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1848164343
ISBN 13: 9781848164345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistical and Evolutionary Analysis of Biological Networks Book Review:

Networks provide a very useful way to describe a wide range of different data types in biology, physics and elsewhere. Apart from providing a convenient tool to visualize highly dependent data, networks allow stringent mathematical and statistical analysis. In recent years, much progress has been achieved to interpret various types of biological network data such as transcriptomic, metabolomic and protein interaction data as well as epidemiological data. Of particular interest is to understand the organization, complexity and dynamics of biological networks and how these are influenced by network evolution and functionality. This book reviews and explores statistical, mathematical and evolutionary theory and tools in the understanding of biological networks. The book is divided into comprehensive and self-contained chapters, each of which focuses on an important biological network type, explains concepts and theory and illustrates how these can be used to obtain insight into biologically relevant processes and questions. There are chapters covering metabolic, transcriptomic, protein interaction and epidemiological networks as well as chapters that deal with theoretical and conceptual material. The authors, who contribute to the book, are active, highly regarded and well-known in the network community. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: A Network Analysis Primer (350 KB). Contents: A Network Analysis Primer (M P H Stumpf & C Wiuf); Evolutionary Analysis of Protein Interaction Networks (C Wiuf & O Ratmann); Motifs in Biological Networks (F Schreiber & H SchwAbbermeyer); Bayesian Analysis of Biological Networks: Clusters, Motifs, Cross-Species Correlations (J Berg & M Lnssig); Network Concepts and Epidemiological Models (R R Kao & I Z Kiss); Evolutionary Origin and Consequences of Design Properties of Metabolic Networks (T Pfeiffer & S Bonhoeffer); Protein Interactions from an Evolutionary Perspective (F Pazos & A Valencia); Statistical Null Models for Biological Network Analysis (W P Kelly et al.). Readership: Academics, researchers, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates in bioinformatics. Biologists, mathematicians/statisticians, physicists and computer scientists.

Applied Statistics for Network Biology

Applied Statistics for Network Biology
Author: Matthias Dehmer,Frank Emmert-Streib,Armin Graber,Armindo Salvador
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2011-06-20
ISBN 10: 9783527327508
ISBN 13: 3527327509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Statistics for Network Biology Book Review:

The book introduces to the reader a number of cutting edge statistical methods which can e used for the analysis of genomic, proteomic and metabolomic data sets. In particular in the field of systems biology, researchers are trying to analyze as many data as possible in a given biological system (such as a cell or an organ). The appropriate statistical evaluation of these large scale data is critical for the correct interpretation and different experimental approaches require different approaches for the statistical analysis of these data. This book is written by biostatisticians and mathematicians but aimed as a valuable guide for the experimental researcher as well computational biologists who often lack an appropriate background in statistical analysis.

Artificial Neural Networks in Biological and Environmental Analysis

Artificial Neural Networks in Biological and Environmental Analysis
Author: Grady Hanrahan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2011-01-18
ISBN 10: 9781439812594
ISBN 13: 1439812594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Neural Networks in Biological and Environmental Analysis Book Review:

Originating from models of biological neural systems, artificial neural networks (ANN) are the cornerstones of artificial intelligence research. Catalyzed by the upsurge in computational power and availability, and made widely accessible with the co-evolution of software, algorithms, and methodologies, artificial neural networks have had a profound impact in the elucidation of complex biological, chemical, and environmental processes. Artificial Neural Networks in Biological and Environmental Analysis provides an in-depth and timely perspective on the fundamental, technological, and applied aspects of computational neural networks. Presenting the basic principles of neural networks together with applications in the field, the book stimulates communication and partnership among scientists in fields as diverse as biology, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, and environmental science. This interdisciplinary discourse is essential not only for the success of independent and collaborative research and teaching programs, but also for the continued interest in the use of neural network tools in scientific inquiry. The book covers: A brief history of computational neural network models in relation to brain function Neural network operations, including neuron connectivity and layer arrangement Basic building blocks of model design, selection, and application from a statistical perspective Neurofuzzy systems, neuro-genetic systems, and neuro-fuzzy-genetic systems Function of neural networks in the study of complex natural processes Scientists deal with very complicated systems, much of the inner workings of which are frequently unknown to researchers. Using only simple, linear mathematical methods, information that is needed to truly understand natural systems may be lost. The development of new algorithms to model such processes is needed, and ANNs can play a major role. Balancing basic principles and diverse applications, this text introduces newcomers to the field and reviews recent developments of interest to active neural network practitioners.

Introduction to Biological Networks

Introduction to Biological Networks
Author: Alpan Raval,Animesh Ray
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1420010360
ISBN 13: 9781420010367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Biological Networks Book Review:

The new research area of genomics-inspired network biology lacks an introductory book that enables both physical/computational scientists and biologists to obtain a general yet sufficiently rigorous perspective of current thinking. Filling this gap, Introduction to Biological Networks provides a thorough introduction to genomics-inspired network bi

Biological Networks

Biological Networks
Author: Fran‡ois K‚pŠs
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 981270695X
ISBN 13: 9789812706959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Networks Book Review:

This volume presents a timely and comprehensive overview of biological networks at all organization levels in the spirit of the complex system approach. It discusses the transversal issues and fundamental principles as well as the overall structure, dynamics, and modeling of a wide array of biological networks at the molecular, cellular, and population levels. Anchored in both empirical data and a strong theoretical background, the book therefore lends valuable credence to the complex systems approach.

Network Biology

Network Biology
Author: Gerard Cagney,Andrew Emili
Publsiher: Humana Press
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2011-09-28
ISBN 10: 9781617792755
ISBN 13: 1617792756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Network Biology Book Review:

While extremely large datasets describing gene sequences, mRNA transcripts, protein abundance, and metabolite concentrations are increasingly commonplace, these represent only starting ‘parts lists’ that are usually insufficient to unlock mechanistic insights on their own right. Fortunately, as Network Biology: Methods and Applications examines, concepts emerging from the study of biological entities such as networks (e.g. functional interactions linking genes, proteins, metabolites, etc.) suggest that order rather than chaos prevails, with such principles as modular and hierarchical organization, reactive information-driven causal-response behaviours, systems robustness, co-evolution, and self-organization guiding the way. This volume presents detailed, practical descriptions of the experimental and computational approaches currently prevalent in network biology as written by practiced experts in the field. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular BiologyTM series format, relevant chapters contain introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials, step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Comprehensive and accessible, Network Biology: Methods and Applications provides an ensemble of procedures that will be of great value to a broad assortment of readers, ranging from graduate students to seasoned professionals looking to polish their skill sets.

Handbook on Biological Networks

Handbook on Biological Networks
Author: Stefano Boccaletti
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9812838805
ISBN 13: 9789812838803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on Biological Networks Book Review:

Networked systems are all around us. The accumulated evidence of systems as complex as a cell cannot be fully understood by studying only their isolated constituents, giving rise to a new area of interest in research OCo the study of complex networks . In a broad sense, biological networks have been one of the most studied networks, and the field has benefited from many important contributions. By understanding and modeling the structure of a biological network, a better perception of its dynamical and functional behavior is to be expected. This unique book compiles the most relevant results and novel insights provided by network theory in the biological sciences, ranging from the structure and dynamics of the brain to cellular and protein networks and to population-level biology. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Introduction (61 KB). Contents: Networks at the Cellular Level: The Structural Network Properties of Biological Systems (M Brilli & P Li); Dynamics of Multicellular Synthetic Gene Networks (E Ullner et al.); Boolean Networks in Inference and Dynamic Modeling of Biological Systems at the Molecular and Physiological Level (J Thakar & R Albert); Complexity of Boolean Dynamics in Simple Models of Signaling Networks and in Real Genetic Networks (A D az-Guilera & R ulvarez-Buylla); Geometry and Topology of Folding Landscapes (L Bongini & L Casetti); Elastic Network Models for Biomolecular Dynamics: Theory and Application to Membrane Proteins and Viruses (T R Lezon et al.); Metabolic Networks (M C Palumbo et al.); Brain Networks: The Human Brain Network (O Sporns); Brain Network Analysis from High-Resolution EEG Signals (F De Vico Fallani & F Babiloni); An Optimization Approach to the Structure of the Neuronal layout of C elegans (A Arenas et al.); Cultured Neuronal Networks Express Complex Patterns of Activity and Morphological Memory (N Raichman et al.); Synchrony and Precise Timing in Complex Neural Networks (R-M Memmesheimer & M Timme); Networks at the Individual and Population Levels: Ideas for Moving Beyond Structure to Dynamics of Ecological Networks (D B Stouffer et al.); Evolutionary Models for Simple Biosystems (F Bagnoli); Evolution of Cooperation in Adaptive Social Networks (S Van Segbroeck et al.); From Animal Collectives and Complex Networks to Decentralized Motion Control Strategies (A Buscarino et al.); Interplay of Network State and Topology in Epidemic Dynamics (T Gross). Readership: Advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers interested in the study of complex networks in a wide range of biological processes and systems."