lrlrlrlrlr Posted July 16, 2015 Share Posted July 16, 2015 (edited) Is anyone here trained as a biologist and transitioned from doing traditional experimental bench work to bioinformatics to computational/systems biology? I am asking because I am finding out that I am developing more of an interest in human genetics and immunology and it seems there is a demand for scientists who are trained in biology and computer science. I read this article: https://caseybergman.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/top-n-reasons-to-do-a-ph-d-or-post-doc-in-bioinformaticscomputational-biology/ I was wondering, if you have made this transition how did you do it? Did you already have a computer background? I tried asking some people at my research institute but it seems nobody knows anything about the intersection of the two, and are just more medically and biologically trained. Pretty much everyone in the lab just has basic knowledge when it comes to computers, and my advisor types with 1 finger lol. I don't know anything about computer science and have no programming background, and have about 2 years left of my PhD. Is it too late for me to think about exploring this to see if I like it, since I should start looking at postdocs in a year or so? Maybe I should have posted this in "the menu" but it looks like people check "research" more often and I figured I'd have a higher probability of someone replying to this posted here. Edited July 16, 2015 by pastina Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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