Computers, Operating Systems and the Internet -- The Biological Foundations of Bioinformatics -- Biological Databases -- Sequence Comparisons and Sequence-Based Database Searches -- The Decoding of Eukaryotic Genomes -- Protein Structures and Structure-Based Rational Drug Design -- Systems Biology: The Functional Analysis of Genomes -- Comparative Genome Analyses -- Solutions to the Exercises. Confused by cryptic computer programs, algorithms and formulae? In this book, anyone who can operate a PC, standard software and the Internet will learn to understand the biological basis of bioinformatics of the existence as well as the source and availability of bioinformatics software how to apply these tools and interpret results with confidence. This is aided by introductory chapters to important aspects of bioinformatics, detailed bioinformatics exercises, including solutions and a glossary of definitions and terminology relating to bioinformatics. Quickly learn to manage bioinformatics!