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Statistical Modelling of Molecular Descriptors in QSAR/QSPR

Matthias Dehmer (Editor), Kurt Varmuza (Editor), Danail Bonchev (Editor), Frank Emmert-Streib (Series Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-64501-5
456 pages
September 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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This handbook and ready reference presents a combination of statistical, information-theoretic, and data analysis methods to meet the challenge of designing empirical models involving molecular descriptors within bioinformatics. The topics range from investigating information processing in chemical and biological networks to studying statistical and information-theoretic techniques for analyzing chemical structures to employing data analysis and machine learning techniques for QSAR/QSPR.
The high-profile international author and editor team ensures excellent coverage of the topic, making this a must-have for everyone working in chemoinformatics and structure-oriented drug design.
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Table of Contents

Current Modeling Methods used in QSAR/QSPR (Liew Chin Yee and Yap Chun Wei)
Developing Best Practices for Descriptor-Based Property Prediction: Appropriate Matching of Datasets, Descriptors, Methods, and Expectations (Michael Krein, Tao-wei Huang, Lisa Morkowchuk, Dimitris K. Agrafiotis, and Curt M. Breneman)
Mold Molecular Descriptors for QSAR (Huixiao Hong, Svetoslav Slavov, Weigong Ge, Feng Qian, Zhenqiang Su, Hong Fang, Yiyu Cheng, Roger Perkins, Leming Shi and Weida Tong)
Multivariate Analysis of Molecular Descriptors (Viviana Consonni and Roberto Todeschini)
Partial Order Ranking and Linear Modeling: Their Use in Predictive QSAR/QSPR Studies (Andrew G. Mercader, Eduardo A. Castro)
Graph-theoretical Descriptors for Branched Polymers (Koh-hei Nitta)
Structural Similarity based Approaches for the Development of Clustering and QSPR/QSAR Models in Chemical Databases (Irene Luque Ruiz, Gonzalo Cerruela Garcia and Miguel Angel Gomez-Nieto)
Statistical Methods for Predicting Compound Recovery Rates for Ligand-based Virtual Screening and Assessing the Probability of Activity (Martin Vogt and Jurgen Bajorath)
Molecular Descriptors and the Electronic Structure (Horst Bogel)
New types of Descriptors and Models in QSAR/QSPR (Christian Kramer and Timothy Clark)
Consensus Models of Activity Landscapes (Jose L. Medina-Franco, Austin B. Yongye and Fabian Lopez-Vallejo)
Reverse Engineering Chemical Reaction Networks from Time Series Data (Dominic P. Searson, Mark J. Willis and Allen Wright)
Reduction of Dimensionality, Order and Classification in Spaces of Theoretical Descriptions of Molecules. An Approach based on Metrics, Pattern Recognition Techniques and Graph Theoretic Considerations (George Maroulis)
The Analysis of Organic Reaction Pathways by Brownian Processing (Daniel J. Graham)
Generation of Chemical Transformations -
Reaction Pathways Prediction and Synthesis Design (Grazyna Nowak and Grzegorz Fic)
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Author Information

Matthias Dehmer studied mathematics at the University of Siegen (Germany) and received his Ph.D. in computer science from the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany). Afterwards, he was a research fellow at Vienna Bio Center (Austria) and at Vienna University of Technology. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at UMIT - The Health and Life Sciences University (Austria). His research interests are in bioinformatics, chemical graph theory, systems biology, complex networks, statistics and information theory. In particular, he is also working on machine learning-based methods to design new data analysis methods for solving problems in computational biology and medicinal chemistry.

Kurt Varmuza studied chemistry at the Vienna University of Technology (Austria). His research activities were first mass spectrometry and then moved to chemometrics - mainly the application of multivariate statistical analysis for chemistry related problems, such as spectra-structure relationships and structureproperty relationships. Since 1992, he has been working as a professor at the Vienna University of Technology, currently at the Institute of Chemical Engineering.

Danail Bonchev received his Ph. D. in quantum chemistry in Sofia, Bulgaria and D. Sc. in mathematical chemistry from the Moscow State University in Russia. He worked till 1992 as a professor of physical chemistry in the Assen Zlatarov University in Bourgas, Bulgaria. In 1992 he joined Texas A&M University at Galveston, and since 2003 he is professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. His research includes quantum chemistry, molecular topology, QSPR and QSAR and, recently, bioinformatics and computational biology.
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“In summary, Statistical Modelling of Molecular Descriptors in QSAR/QSPR" is a valuable treatise, aimed at practitioners, useful both for beginners and experts. It should be a must for any decent science library.”  (Match, 1 November 2012)



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