I am a full stack developer with a few years of experience and great interest in algorithmic coding. I am also highly interested in the field of bioinformatics and since I don't have any academic background in this field I have started taking up courses on coursera.org, reading basic biology, bioinfo books and ncbi genomics book. I am also evaluating and researching many bioinformatics startups already in the market, using opensource tools and libs.
But, I still don't have a very clear idea of what product I should build that can be really helpful to researchers, hospitals, etc.
Can some biostars please guide me with this...?
What algorithmic problems do you guys (bioinformaticians, researchers) encounter on daily basis?
Do you need beefy computing resources regularly for your problems?
How much do visualizations help with your problems? (a few examples would be appreciated).
Do you need some data discovery tools like advanced omics search engines to cater to your needs?
I know all of this would take time and I need to have patience, but if I can get some clear picture of what you guys would look for on a regular basis, I can get a good start with this.
PS : This whole post might sound a little weird but I am really hoping to startup my own company in this field and do some good research work along the way.