Working heavily in the field as a research assistant – under the Hewitt Lab – I often wish there was a group I could turn to for aid.
A characteristic of bioinformatics is that often one comes across ‘speedbumps’ – temporary problems requiring just the right resource or prior experience to overcome. The aim is for the society to act as a group for help with speedbumps, as well as much more.
As a recent BMedRes Hons graduate, I saw how students were drawn towards particular interests in their degree. Though commonly a personal beckon, no doubt the communities that formed helped to strengthen such an interest. The key objective would be to support the student cohort with resources, as well as promote community interaction. I hope the society will provide opportunity for students with interest in bioinformatics to have fun together, and make friendships.