August 28, 2013
Meeting other like minded people! I just want to hang out with people who are interested in the same stuff as me. Having some people to compare notes to outside of biostars and seqanswers would be amazing.
I've worked with some bioinformatics tool at a medium level. I've got to work some with de novo sequence alignment on cancer data. I've been heavily studying the algorithms and worked with optimizing the gatk and illumina (isaac) sequencing pipelines. I've got about a year of college biology knowledge, but I mostly bring the computational side of things with me (I'm still new to it though and have tons and tons to learn).
I'm super interested in bioinformatics and DIY bio. I'm only about a year into the field but I love it. I'm mostly into sequence alignment and protein folding.