[BiO BB] In need of guidance
pfern at igc.gulbenkian.pt
Mon Mar 26 17:26:11 EDT 2007
Bioinformatics is (or can be) huge... Providing unlimited services is
unmanageable. I reckong that your first difficulty, besides getting basic
knowledge in books, it to assess the needs of your institution.
I think that you should relate to international structures and learns some of
the how-to's and why don'ts from them. Take a couple of training courses
somewhere you can travel to.
I am an EE myself and I went through that some 16 years ago. I had to learn a
lot more about Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, for example.
I run a trainig course programme myself.
Where are you located in Africa? Portugal is cheap to travel to bur maybe I can
inidicate people in Africa that can be at easier reach.
Centro Português de Bioinformática
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
Quoting Dan Bolser <dan.bolser at gmail.com>:
> On 25/03/07, Twaha Daudi <tdmlwilo at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > Iam new here and interested to know bioinformaics.My plan after knowing
> it is to set up small bioinformatics centre in my current employer (medical
> research institution- africa)using open source software if it is possible.My
> background is in Electronics and Communication(BSc) and graduate of MSc in
> Computer Systems Engineering(2007).The problem I'm facing now is where to
> start and which area to start with?. or should I take a Master program in
> bioinformatics?.I will appliciate for your help
> My advice is to read lots of books in bioinformatics before making any
> further choices.
> You can find a list of books at the 'Bioinformatics.Org Bookstore',
> which is here;
> and I am sure the list will be happy to discuss their favourite
> bioinformatics books with you if you ask. Also there are specific
> mailing lists for educators and discussion of education relatied
> issues. I am sure people on this list can point you to those other
> lists (or search around the website).
> Good luck!
> > Thanking in advance.
> > /T
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