Bioinformatics Education and Tutorials
An exciting tutorial series ranging from introduction to bioinformatics, fundamentals of genetic sequence alignment, shotgun sequence assembly and functional genomics to advanced topics, such as information theory, statistical sequence analysis, and machine learning. Visit the tutorials main page.
Homology, analogy, similarity, deep homology
BioinfoRmatics R Tutorial Series by Dr. Khang
Part one: Whole-genome viral phylogeny estimation without sequence alignment. Complete code and input data downloadable.
The Principles of Shotgun Sequencing and Automated Fragment Assembly
The oldest lecture material from 2003 but the article provides an enthralling insight into the era when the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium and Celera Genomics reported the drafts of the human genome project and later completed by April 2003.
Besides that, the article paints a picture of original thinking of the workings of sequence fragment assembly programs still valid today. For example, the origins of usage of error or quality values for sequence quality and how to calculate the probability of gaps and sequence coverage, and more.
The Future is Bright For Data Scientists
Job outlook for bioinformaticians 2018 - 2026
The Future of Jobs Survey 2018, World Economic Forum, estimates that during the period of 2018-2020 mobile internet, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, and cloud technology are the dominating trends and drivers for business growth. For example, 85% of surveyed companies are likely or very likely to adopt big data analytics.
The Definition of Bioinformatics
Whenever someone asks what do I do, my reply is that "I am a scientist and do research in bioinformatics". In cases when I get a return question "what is that?" my answer usually is "that means that I do biology using computers." and the uninitiated will usually be satisfied with this simple explanation.
Amazing How Only Drop of Information Creates New Life
Will AI Make Us Absolutely Extinct?
Today, we are swamped with massive amounts of information from the internet, news, social media all around us. Perhaps we have some idea about what information is but haven't thought so much about it. We routinely search and consume information to solve problems and perhaps look for a recipe for an amazing breakfast or a solution to an algorithm.
Without data and information extracted from it, we are blindfolded and cannot do much of anything. Access to data is A and O to everybody today - big or small.
History of computing and genetics
The bold steps taken by great scientists to the unknown. From Mendel and Miescher to the birth of bioinformatics and the completion of the human genome. Roots and development of the field of bioinformatics.