First let me apologize if this is not the kind of question this forums is intended for.
I am a senior CS undergraduate getting ready to apply for grad school. I have a lot of interest in bioinformatics, but unfortunately this interest came late in my education and I have not yet taken a single biology or chemistry class.
I'm feeling that getting up to par in biology would take too much time and I could barely fit Biology 1A into my schedule before graduation.
How much biology and chemistry do you need to learn before doing bioinformatics or computational biology research? Is it feasible for CS student to do this late in their education?
I am considering self study in biology and chemistry. What specifically should I focus on (what do I need to know and what is safe to ignore )? Or should I just work my way through standard text books?