September 9, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Bioinformatics Journal Club: ‘Explosion of Bioinformatics Careers,’ Sept. 9

Bioinformatics Journal Club meetings are Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Academic and Research Center 314.

On Sept. 9 Krystine Garcia leads the discussion on the article “An explosion of Bioinformatics Careers.

Discussion questions:

  • What three fields are at the “crossroads” of bioinformatics?
  • According to W. Jim Zheng, what has caused the increase in the amount of data produced?
  • Explain the three types of organizational structure for bioinformatics positions.
  • List five skills that are required for pursuing a bioinformatics career. (There are more than five stated.)
  • What is the Insight Data Science Fellows Program?
  • There were several companies used as examples throughout the article. Choose one company and explain how they are using bioinformatics. You might have to go to their website, too.

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