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We present an individual-based predator-prey model with, for the first time, each agent behavior being modeled by a fuzzy cognitive map (FCM), allowing the evolution of the agent behavior through the epochs of the simulation. The FCM enables the agent to evaluate its environment (e.g., distance to predator or prey, distance to potential breeding partner,(More)
In recent years, proteomics research has gained importance due to increasingly powerful techniques in protein purification, mass spectrometry and identification, and due to the development of extensive protein and DNA databases from various organisms. Nevertheless, current identification methods from spectrometric data have difficulties in handling(More)
We introduce a method for ungapped local multiple alignment (ULMA) in a given set of amino acid or nucleotide sequences. This method explores two search spaces using a linked optimization strategy. The first search space M consists of all possible words of a given length W, defined on the residue alphabet. An evolutionary algorithm searches this space(More)
In order to accurately measure the gene expression levels in microarray experiments, it is crucial to design unique, highly specific and highly sensitive oligonucleotide probes for the identification of biological agents such as genes in a sample. Unique probes are difficult to obtain for closely related genes such as the known strains of HIV genes. The(More)
One of the applications of DNA microarrays is recognizing the presence or absence of different biological components (targets) in a sample. Hence, the quality of the microarrays design which includes selecting short Oligonucleotide sequences (probes) to be affixed on the surface of the microarray becomes a major issue. A good design is the one that contains(More)
The molecular scanner combines protein separation using gel electrophoresis with peptide mass fingerprinting (PMF) techniques to identify proteins in a highly automated manner. Proteins separated in a 2-dimensional polyacrylamide gel (2-D PAGE) are digested in parallel and transferred onto a membrane keeping their relative positions. The membrane is then(More)
Gene transcription in a set of 49 human primary lung adenocarcinomas and 9 normal lung tissue samples was examined using Affymetrix GeneChip technology. A total of 3442 genes, called the set M AD, were found to be either up- or down-regulated by at least 2-fold between the two phenotypes. Genes assigned to a particular gene ontology term were found, in many(More)
This online database contains the full-text of PhD dissertations and Masters' theses of University of Windsor students from 1954 forward. These documents are made available for personal study and research purposes only, in accordance with the Canadian Copyright Act and the Creative Commons license—CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivative(More)