Odyssey at Pondering Blather discusses his distaste for data-mining bioinformatics talks and poster presentations. The underlying issue, the blogger suggests, is that many bioinformatics-based projects suffer from "a lack of imagination and a disconnection from the underlying biology." This could be partly because the field is "still at a stage where method development trumps method application," Odyssey says. In a comment to this post, blogger Prof-like Substance says that his "impression is that there are very few individuals who have been 'brought up' at the intersection of biology and computer science/math in the way that allows for the really meaningful integration of them."
Is It Time for a Coffee Break Yet?
Jul 20, 2010