I am a 25 years old student in an MsC master in Bioinformatics in Italy. My background, (unlike most of the people that writes here I guess) is in molecular biology, which I did during my Bachelor.
I was very excited when I studied bioinformatics at start for the huge amount of applications that it can have in biology in general, from genomics to structural biology through biochemistry, but during these two years I lost most of this passion finding myself more to like biology than computer science.
In fact, there isn't a field in bioinformatics that I would like to adress after this experience, and I find myself likely more inclined through lab work than sitting in front of a computer all day.
I still would like to remain in the academic field rather than industry, but I am not sure f someone will ever search for a Bioinformatics to do a PhD project more focused on biological work rather than coding or using too to analyze datas. Even more, I would like maybe to find something as a PhD focused on virology, astrobiology or molecular biology.
So my question is: is it possible to find something suitable more for the biological field than for the informatics field in the future? Do you have any experience or any suggestion?
Thanks for reading,