The post-genomic era, as manifest by transcriptomics and proteomics, offers unparalleled opportunities for the efficient discovery of safe, efficacious, and novel subunit vaccines targeting a tranche of current, major diseases. Yet such opportunities risk being squandered. Informatics techniques - which address issues of both data management and prediction thereby shortcutting the enormous economic burden of the experimental process - can be of great benefit in leveraging the post-genomic revolution, particularly in the under-explored field of vaccinology.
"Bioinformatics for Vaccinology" uniquely addresses the area of bioinformatics as applied to rational vaccine design. The book shows how bioinformatic techniques can solve key problems from vaccinology and immunology. It is a useful and interesting resource for immunologist and bioinformatician, and also of help for specialist immunoinformaticians.