I am trying to understand the world of bioinformatics. The best way to do this, I reckon, is to get into the very numbers and hard data itself through scripting and programming.
Sometimes I wonder whether I can actually find something out in the vast data resources publicly available. For example: I would love to find a translation for a particular protein in two separate organisms which are evolutionary linked. After finding this out I could go and check if the gene encoding for the proteins in those related organisms is also present in other evolutionary linked organisms. For me this would be very cool because I would be seeing evolution move before my eyes. These are the linkages and relations I will be looking for. So I am very education-oriented.
I will start studying Plant Sciences soon at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.