I’ve noticed recently that more and more bioinformaticians are talking about what it means to be a bioinformatician, and — in an ideal world — what sort of trainingbioinformaticians of the future should be getting. Mick Watson’s Opiniomics blog in particular has a lot of great material on these subjects. One of his blog posts that talks about the disconnect between actual bioinformatics skills a student/postdoc might have and the expectation of those skills from their trainer/supervisor makes for sober reading (especially if you see all of the comments).
So I thought it might be instructive to ask a simple series of questions to a bunch of notable bioinformaticians to assess their feelings on the current state of bioinformaticsresearch, and maybe get any tips they have about what has been useful to theirbioinformatics careers.
I will attempt to keep this post updated with links to all of the interviews that I have published: