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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Top 10 Reasons to Study Bioinformatics

The following list of reasons to do a Ph.D. or postdoc in bioinformatics or computational biology appeared on Casey Bergman's blog.

0. Computing is the key skill set for 21st century biology
1. Computational skills are highly transferrable
2. Computing will help improve your core scientific skills
3. You should use you Ph.D./Post-Doc to develop new skills
4. You will develop a more unique skill set in Biology
5. You will publish more papers
6. You will have more flexibility in your research
7. You will have more flexibility in working practices
8. Computational research is cost-effective
9. A successful scientist ends up in an office
[10. You will understand why lists should start with the number zero.]

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