I'm writing a sociology of science dissertation and am thinking about bioinformatics- it's a flourishing discipline and I have a few questions for anyone who has a couple of minutes for me. Please feel free to answer any or all of these ;)
I'll start out with a couple of simple ones and if anyone answers me hopefully I can post some follow-ups..
What degree do you have (i.e. PhD), what year did you get it in, and what discipline was it in?
Would you say that there is a distinction between a numerical and visual science? If so, what is the difference?
Are bioinformaticians more keen on 'open science' than scientists in other disciplines? If so, why?
Do biologists need to understand bioinformatics?