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BIOINFORMATICS SKILLS SPECIAL NEXT WAVE ISSUE
Bioinformatics is arguably the "next big thing" to hit biology and
computer science. The Next Wave site (www.nextwave.org) is following
up last year's general bioinformatics New Niche feature with a special
issue on bioinformatics skills. We look at the skills that are in
highest demand, career directions, and the future of this emerging
--- What Hiring Managers Want: Bioinformatics group leaders at Bayer,
Myriad Genetics, TIGR, and Wyeth-Ayerst Research discuss the skills
they value most.
--- Hot Skill Sets: Eight people with diverse industry and academia
backgrounds discuss which skills they've needed most and how they
acquired them. Career tips from bioinformatics researchers at
SmithKline Beecham, Millenium Pharmaceuticals, Mercator Genetics, the
Keck Center for Computational Biology, and more.
--- Past, Present, and Future: An overview on the field from a
Canadian scientist and start-up company consultant.
--- Virtual Education: Bioinformatics skill-building classes and tools
accessible on and off the Web.
--- What's Next: Predictions for the post-genomic era. Experts offer
their educated guesses.
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