Tell us about your role and what a typical day looks like
My role involves processing, analyzing and interpreting large amounts of biological data, primarily from DNA sequencing experiments. On an average day I’ll usually be working on 2-3 projects (usually 2 smaller and one larger). Generally, this involves writing computer code to help diagnose disease/disorders from patient genetic data, with the eventual goal of identifying specific genes which can be targeted for personalized treatments to which specific patients will respond well. Bioinformatics is a fairly new and very fast moving field combining computer science, statistics and biology, so on a day to day basis I will find myself reading and researching a range of topics to keep up with field, which I very much enjoy.