Question: New to bioinformatics
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4 weeks 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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modified 4 weeks ago by Yuan Tian90 • written 4 weeks ago by kim.klingler20
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4 weeks ago by
Kevin Blighe90
Kevin Blighe90 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

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Thanks, Kevin. That's exactly what I'm looking for!

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4 weeks 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.

Thanks! I'll check it out.

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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4 weeks ago by
Yuan Tian90
University College London
Yuan Tian90 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