Starting My Bio-Informatics Way

June 9, 2008

Well , From about 5 years i was looking forward to study a science field related to both medicine , computers …
But i wasn’t be able to do this , I thought about medical engineering , but this was at Cairo University … I was Living in Alexandria …..
From about a year I heard about Bio-Informatics … Just its name attracted me . 🙂 I don’t know why .. Bio and informatics.. WooW it seems really coool.
So I googled to find what is that… I found a lot of course ….
But I loved This one : Bioinformatics is the analysis of biological information using computers and statistical techniques; the science of developing and utilizing computer databases and algorithms to accelerate and enhance biological research. Bioinformatics is more of a tool than a discipline, the tools for analysis of Biological Data. From ( http://www.roseindia.net/bioinformatics/definition_of_bioinformatics.shtml )
This Definition although i loved it a lot … but i just felt its not about this only .. simply imagine the huge processing capabilities of the computers and algorithms in solving genetic diseases .. its really great ..
The Problem after i knew that this field is a great one , How can I start … I just found an article telling me how

1. First Learn Biology.
2. Decide and pick a problem that interests you for experiment.
3. Find and learn about the Bioinformatics tools.
4. Learn the Computer Programming Languages.
5. Experiment on your computer and learn different programming techniques.

Wow I need To Learn Biology … Its really a long path .. Or i have to be a doctor or a biologist to start bio-informatics..
It Seems so depressing…
But Thanks God after this by almost 2 weeks in the last july I heard That one of the TAs in our Department made a successful master defense in Bio-Informatics… ( Eng. Hossam Sharara )
Really I was very happy and I went to ask him how to start and stuff like this. He was very helpful to me and guided me to the easiest books to start reading , but it seems that i have a lack the biological knowledge a lot.. That what I’m Trying to improve these days with the help of my Dear friend Dr.Marwan Ibrahim..
I hope i Can continue in this field , not just to be a dream..
Its a very long hard path I know .. but I hope I can go through it………..
Here I’ll write down some of what was hard for me to learn in both the biology and the computer science sides related to Bio-Informatics

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