I am the boinformatician on an interview panel to recruit PhD candidates for a mixed project in cancer biology where the PhD candidate will be performing lab-based experiments and applied bioinformatics on mainly NGS data (I have no control over this strange mix). For the bioinformatics part it should be only the use of existing tools and performing some statistics. I would like to ensure that the candidate doesn't struggle with the bioinformatics side of things. Has anyone got any idea of the type of questions I should ask?
I think there is three main areas to cover, programming/computing, maths/statistics and bioinformatics.