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
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.
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.