I have completed my master thesis project in
ChIP-Seq analysis, now I am seeking Ph.D. studentship position in USA, UK. Before entering my doctoral studies, I want to improve my analytical skills in bioinformatics, both in the theoretical context of computational biology and programming skills. I have known with developing software package in
R, but I also checked other sources where mentioned that
Perl programming are also used for respective analysis. My background in computer science, and I am still quite fresh to solve bioinformatics problems. Thus, I'd like to continue my exploration in bioinformatics, to match future research project more closely. Be short, I need reliable resources where I could learn and expand my knowledge in bioinformatics, so starting with
MOOC, entry level book for a junior bioinformatician, tutorial, or related guidance could expand my knowledge in this field, but don't know which one I can follow up. Can anyone propose a list of books, tutorial,
MOOC, or other resources that help me out to deepen my knowledge in bioinformatics? Any advice or helpful feedback for designing career path are highly appreciated.
There is a list of my questions:
I am expecting rather well-motivated books or tutorial that specifically designed for educating junior bioinformatics enthusiast to get familiar with a respective analytical mission (
computational cancer biologyand so on). which book, tutorial, or online course I can give it try? Any idea?
I am also seeking the tutorial, or list of resources where I could improve my programming skills (I am favored with coding in
R, but I want to broaden my skills in others as well). Could any experienced
biostarscholar give me a piece of advice?
I am not familiar with
Perlprogramming, but a bit of known with
Python. Is that worth to learn those if my later research focuses on the field of computational cancer biology? Can anyone help me how to deepen my programming skills in
Perlto solve computational problems in bioinformatics?
I am very interested in bioinformatics and my knowledge is still growing. I realize learning theoretical concept of computational biology is necessary, meanwhile improving problem-solving skills is vital. But how can I go through with this? Thanks in advance