Molecules to maps: tools for visualization and interaction in support of computational biology

Bioinformatics. 1998;14(9):764-71. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/14.9.764.


The volume of data produced by genome projects, X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, and electron and confocal microscopy present the bioinformatics community with new challenges for analyzing, understanding, and exchanging this data. At the 1998 Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, a track entitled 'Molecules to Maps: Tools for Visualization and Interaction in Computational Biology' provided tool developers and users with the opportunity to discuss advances in tools and techniques to assist scientists in evaluating, absorbing, navigating, and correlating this sea of information, through visualization and user interaction. In this paper we present these advances and discuss some of the challenges that remain to be solved.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / instrumentation*
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Computational Biology / trends
  • Genome, Human
  • Humans
  • Proteins / chemistry*
  • Proteins / genetics


  • Proteins