Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Theses & dissertations (Interdisciplinary)
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Biologists need to analyze and comprehend increasingly large and more complex multivariate experimental data. Biological experiments often produce multiple data sets, each describing one aspect of the system, such as the transcriptome recorded by a microarray or metabolome recorded using gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS). A biochemical network model provides a conceptual system-level framework for integrating data from different sources.;Effective use of graphics enhances the comprehension of data, and interactive graphics permit the analyst to actively explore data, check its integrity, satiate curiosities and reveal the unexpected. Interactive graphics have not been widely applied as a means for understanding data from biological experiments.;This thesis addresses these needs by providing new methods and software that apply interactive graphics in coordination with numerical methods to the analysis of biological data, in a manner that is accessible to biologists.
Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/
Lawrence, Michael, "Interactive graphics, graphical user interfaces and software interfaces for the analysis of biological experimental data and networks" (2008). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 15881.