Monthly Archives: July 2013

Microbiologist to computational biologist

First of all, thanks for checking out my blog! I’m quite new at this, but I decided to give it a try after a good friend of mine started her own. 

I decided to blog about my transition from a microbiologist to a computational biologist. I will by no means begin to pronounce myself as a full-time computational biologist but I will say when I spend 70% of my time analyzing datasets and learning new programs, even writing some scripts, I dare to say I’m leaning that way. I wanted to blog about the transition of traditional microbiologists gathering enormous amounts of data through next generation sequencing and how microbiologists with little to no background in computer science can flourish. More to come!