Mostafa Abdellateef tells Susanne Cardwell at the Genome Alberta blog that he got into bioinformatics by taking a postgraduate course aimed at people with science backgrounds who wanted to expand their computational knowledge. Abdellateef, now at the Sun Center of Visual Genomics, is working on a project called Genozymes that aims to find proteins that can break down cellulose. "There is a key high throughput component in this project. We deal with large data sets. We are hoping to have 30 new fungal genomes sequenced and analyzed the end of the project," he says. Abdellateef adds that "bioinformatics is for people with a science background who consider themselves tech savvy."
All the Savvy People
Oct 26, 2010