Bioinformaticians are not magicians
One of the best thing about this job is that I get to work with PI (i.e. principle investigator) of very different discipline and learn about interesting projects in their respective field of expertise. And sure, they are all under the giant dome of “life science”, but you should know that a project focusing on mammalian hibernation, and others studying human gut microbiome, or sequencing the genome of a novel plant to explore their unique clinical effects, are trying to achieve scientific goals of enormous differences....
I am a bioinformatician working at a university bioinformatics core facility. I recently earned my PhD from the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, major in Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition and minor in Statistics. My research during my Master’s and PhD constitutes using animal models (hamsters; my sincere apologies to my readers that owns hamsters) to study the metabolic effect of functional lipids of plant origin. In other words, I was a lab rat focusing on biochemistry, analytical chemistry and statistics....