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Admin: Georgi

Skipping on programming and thinking that you can score Bioinformatics job is an illusion from which sooner or later many will wake up. It is possible if you are very good at making a network in the academic world, but it is not something you should count on, only a few percents actually do it. Bioinformatics is a new field which is on its way to develop and have its major impact. Having programming skills is essential. I would recommend getting familiar at least with Python, SQL and Linux Command line. The easiest way is https://www.tutorialspoint.com and https://www.w3schools.com . 


You will find many other online courses, most of them are unfull, paid or both.


Training & Tutorials

  • The Rosalind website provides students of all abilities with an intellectually stimulating way to learn key Bioinformatics concepts and algorithms online at their own pace and independent of students' access to university resources.

Blogs & Articles


Top Reasons to do research in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
This article lists the top ten reasons why it's worth pursuing research in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology. Additionally, this post lists reasons why bioinformatics should get more attention in this post-genomic era.
Ten Simple Rules by PLoS Computational Biology
This article series by PLoS Computational Biology Editor-in-Chief Philip E. Bourne, sometimes with collaborators provide a quick, concentrated guide for mastering some of the professional challenges research scientists face in their careers.
How Not to Be a Bioinformatician
A set of basic guidelines and a code of conduct is hereby presented by Manuel Corpas, Segun Fatumo and Reinhard Schneider to re-address that imbalance for fellow-practitioners whose aim is to not to succeed in their chosen bioinformatics field.
Top Journals in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Ranked Journal list by Google Scholar Metrics.
Bioinformatics Pocket Reference
A very useful article about popular cheat sheets for bioinformatics.

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