Question: New to bioinformatics
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4 months ago by
kim.klingler20
kim.klingler20 wrote:

Hello, I recently started working for a company that is interested in getting into bioinformatics. Although I've worked as a statistician for several years, I have little or no experience with bioinformatics. I am looking for guidance as to some good reference books, online classes, journal articles. Any help you could provide would be appreciated. Thanks, Kim

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Answer: New to bioinformatics
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4 months ago by
Kevin Blighe190
Kevin Blighe190 wrote:

As you added a limma tag, too, I thought to post a link to this presentation by Gordon Smyth: Differential Expression Analysis using limma (originally found by Friederike).

You should also be aware of the Biostars community (where I am Moderator): https://www.biostars.org/

Whereas Bioconductor is specifically for Bioconductor packages (R Programming Language), Biostars is for everything and anything to do with bioinformatics, and is a very active forum.

Another community:

Kevin

ADD COMMENTlink written 4 months ago by Kevin Blighe190
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Thanks, Kevin. That's exactly what I'm looking for!

ADD REPLYlink written 4 months ago by kim.klingler20
Answer: New to bioinformatics
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4 months ago by
Martin Morgan ♦♦ 23k
United States
Martin Morgan ♦♦ 23k wrote:

Modern Statistics for Modern Biology with its many bioinformatic ties might for a great connection between your statistical training and bioinformatic data.

ADD COMMENTlink written 4 months ago by Martin Morgan ♦♦ 23k

Thanks! I'll check it out.

ADD REPLYlink written 4 months ago by kim.klingler20

It seems to me that Susan's book is aimed at biologists, i.e., the aim is to teach statistics to biologists rather than biology to a statistician.

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Answer: New to bioinformatics
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4 months ago by
Yuan Tian110
University College London
Yuan Tian110 wrote:

Hi Kim:

Thanks for the question. I personally think it's a very good question, to gather some useful resource for future new starters as well.

I think HarvardX Biomedical Data Science Open Online Training is good. Though I am too busy to finish them all, I do recommend. It's a chance to systemically go through many things, instead of like me, leaning this thing a bit, that thing a bit, then waste many years to forming them up together like completing a puzzle.

Also a statistic book. After a couple of years of study, I think math and statistic is the boundary between normal guys like me and real masters, not coding.

Finally, I recommend two little things benefited me: 1) at least be a rough full-stack web developer as well (any language is OK); 2) Writing blog to record everything you learned and did.

Above are just some humble ideas and failure lesson in my past, hopefully, they could help future talents even a little bit.

Best Tian

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