Hello, I kindly ask you for good advice in the following point: I am going to do my master thesis of bioinformatics, my background is more related to medical filed, but I am going to work on animal genomics data and NGS. I am really interested to do the task but the point is after finishing my thesis in animal genomics if I want to work or continue Ph.D., could I apply for any filed related to genomics ? or in this case, I will restrict my options by working in the field of animals production and agriculture?
If possible, I think it would be best if you could have first-hand experience before making long-term decisions. This may not always be possible (and people can get hired in areas other than what they have been trained), but I would at least try to see what you can to in terms of assessing your ability to handle workloads in something new.
I'm not sure if this helps, but I have some experience where I thought it would have been helpful to have some extra time to prepare a paper related to an undergraduate thesis that I had. While I want to be careful about having too much emphasis, it also seems to me that maybe even completing the coursework for a Master of Science degree might be useful before publishing a paper (although I realize all Master's Theses aren't published). In other words, perhaps it could be useful to get your master's degree, work on a topic on a lab with that degree, and then decide about more substantial commitments?
If it helps, here is my thoughts on my first 1st author paper: