Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [bioinformatics]

A field spanning biology, mathematics, computer science and statistics, focusing on the acquisition and analysis of biological data.

15
votes
2answers
2k views

Should I decline unrelated work assigned by PhD advisor?

During the past years of my PhD program in biology, my advisor has developed a habit of lending my service to other labs/groups for potential collaborating opportunities. In addition to helping fellow ...
19
votes
5answers
3k views

Which is more valued, first authorship articles or the number of articles produced?

What is more important in academia (bioinformatics, computational biology) for a person when he/she has already completed their PhD: Number of first authorship articles he/she has Number of ...
6
votes
4answers
557 views

Is it a good idea to submit to a single-blind journal when I have no affiliation?

I am looking to publish a paper in computational biology. However, I have no affiliation (I have been affiliated with some institutions in the past, but am not currently affiliated with anyone now). I ...
11
votes
2answers
785 views

Rules for notifying co-authors about re-presenting a project at a conference

I am a PhD student in molecular biology & bioinformatics in Australia. I have previously presented one of my projects as a poster at a conference. This was sent for review to all co-authors, ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

Are there any pre-print services that accept manuscripts already accepted by a journal?

My publication was accepted by a journal, however I want to post it online prior to publication. BioRxiv was the original repository of choice, however they do not accept articles accepted by other ...
25
votes
3answers
4k views

How to deal with scooping when doing open-source tools development?

I am developing a tool for bioinformatics ... it is an application that will be open source when finished. It is something that has use outside of bioinformatics as well. I am also using some open ...
1
vote
1answer
175 views

Bioinformatics jobs: is experience or education more desirable

I'm a biology postdoc currently working in Data curation for a Bioinformatics institution. I am interested in becoming a Bioinformatician however I have absolutely zero experience both in terms of my ...
2
votes
0answers
159 views

Is it disadvantageous to my research career in bioinformatics if my PhD work is mainly software development? [closed]

I am in the fourth year of my Ph.D. studies in bioinformatics. I have published two articles, one in my second year on the comparative genomics of a group of bacteria as a co-first author. Since ...
5
votes
2answers
385 views

Five-year cutoff for postdocs?

I am currently a postdoc in a genomics lab, doing computational work. I will be completing three years in the lab, this fall (this in the US). I graduated with a PhD in theoretical physics in 2012 (US ...
1
vote
1answer
89 views

Research on Biological Networks [closed]

I have a background in Physics and am currently pursuing a research career in experimental Biophysics. I've spent over a year on my project and am struggling terribly. I'm considering switching to ...
5
votes
2answers
342 views

How hard is it to get admitted to a PhD programm in UK/Ireland having specialist's degree from a mediocre Russian university?

I am going to study "Bioengineering and bioinformatics" for the next 5 years and plan to pursue a scientific career afterwards. My family does not have much money to support me studying in cities like ...
3
votes
3answers
811 views

How to make my master thesis defending smooth with good english speech?

My master thesis dissertation is approaching, but I have a few concerns. First of all, I am not native English speaker. When I practiced my presentation on my own (I recorded my speech), it was not ...
3
votes
1answer
123 views

Finding specific types of manuscripts of a journal

I am considering writing an article to a journal. This journal (Bioinformatics) accepts different manuscripts: Original Papers Discovery Notes Application Notes Reviews Letters to the Editor ...
3
votes
0answers
296 views

Avoiding scientific salami slicing [closed]

As part of my master thesis in bioinformatics I built a tool A, which is similar to tool B which uses other data. Tool's B original paper is a description of the software and methods implemented, ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

Transitioning from MS to PhD - International Student

I will be enrolling in a Master's program for Biomedical Informatics next fall. I already know the faculty member that I would like to be mentored by (working as a student intern with one of his ...
1
vote
1answer
123 views

In case I have to take a gap year before MS, what can I do in terms of reading and independent study to prepare for graduate school? [closed]

I will be graduating with a BS in Computer Science in 2017 and have applied to a couple of graduate school to pursue MS in Biomedical Informatics/Bioinformatics. I'm interested in translational ...
-2
votes
1answer
215 views

Paper Indexed by SCI

One of my papers is online published with volume, issue, and page number. The journal is published by IEEE and SCI-indexed with high impact factor. I need a report from Web-of-Science to obtain the ...
9
votes
3answers
244 views

What differentiates Bioinformatics from Computational Biology? [closed]

I am a university level student of Computer Science. I like to know what really differentiates Bioinformatics from Computational Biology in terms of the core area of study and the nature of subjects ...
2
votes
1answer
355 views

Submit my R-package to CRAN or Bioconductor?

I have a new academics R-package for bioinformatics and I would like to submit my package online. Where I should submit? If I submit to Bioconductor, they have a 6 months release cycle. What about ...
1
vote
1answer
126 views

Is it possible to spend a couple of years after a post doc working as a bioinformatician and then return to academia? [closed]

I have been a postdoc for 2+ years now with 1 high impact paper and couple more possible in the next 6 months. I have just got an offer for a Bioinformatician position with a decent salary (CAD 80K). ...
2
votes
4answers
387 views

Is a PhD useful if you are interested in a career as a staff researcher, not leader of your own research lab?

How useful is a PhD if my final career goals don't involve leading my own research lab? In a perfect world I would like to end up as a bioinformatics programmer/analyst in a lab or a core facility to ...
1
vote
0answers
148 views

What are the differences between PhD programs in the US and UK? (biology/bioinformatics)

A significant part of the PhD process in the US involves deciding on and doing the background research for your project. Is it true that in the UK you basically get a predetermined project handed to ...
43
votes
9answers
7k views

Is postdoc experience valued by industry?

I have recently finished my PhD and am currently considering my options. I have come to the conclusion that the teaching or the "publish or perish" nature of academia isn't really appealing for me. ...
4
votes
4answers
2k views

How to transition from pure biology PhD to bioinformatics/biostatistics?

I've been working as a PhD student in biology and currently in my last year. However I realised just a year into my PhD that I hated doing experiments, I really hated it. I think one of the reasons ...
2
votes
1answer
124 views

Asked to perform task I lack skills in

I am a undergrad student of biology, I was a computer science major but flunked out. One of my professors teaches/is learning genomics and wanted me to help him with a project since he assumed I had ...
5
votes
2answers
496 views

PhD Bioinformatics academic career outlook

I have a MS in CS with strong interest in statistics. I am very much interested in doing a PhD in bioinformatics as it gives me best of both worlds. After my PhD my goal is to get an academic position ...
9
votes
4answers
507 views

What information to share and what to hide?

Science and research is open knowledge. We should always share our knowledge with each other. However in current competitive world, scooping research is very common (specially in bioinformatics, ...
7
votes
2answers
766 views

How to add long lists in thesis

We performed some bioinformatic work during thesis. Output of these analysis are more than 10 tables with 2000 rows each. We cannot add these in the printed version of the thesis, so we thought about: ...
-1
votes
1answer
200 views

What do people look for in a bioinformatics or genomics person for hiring? [closed]

I attend a lower ranked state school in New York state, and have taken a liking to the field of genomics. My computer science skills are weak, but I enjoy the field and would like to pursue it for a ...
8
votes
1answer
169 views

Are datasets really random for Bioinformatics tools

For my masters thesis, I needed a to run a tool to filter out RNA sequences and then research on the filtered data. I researched online reading papers to find an appropriate tool and I found one that ...