Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Up-And-Coming Bioinformatics Language: A First Look At Julia

Programming is a dynamic field that transitions from one language to another over the years. A classic example is the transition to Perl, which then transitioned into Python. The R language has also exploded in recent years, and all of these languages are used heavily in bioinformatics. Instead of focusing on the current state of bioinformatics, I want to focus this post on where we could be going in the future. More specifically, I want to discuss an up-and-coming programming language named Julia, which has potential for use in bioinformatics.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Tips For Getting The Optimal Postdoc

So you've been in grad school for a while, you've published some cool papers, and you are ready to graduate with your PhD and take the next step in your career. For many, this means pursuing a postdoc. But how do you get started, and what should you be thinking about? Since I was in this position only a short time ago, I felt I would share my thoughts on the process, hoping that it helps any readers getting ready for that same next step.