Reason #2: Deep understanding of both the biology and the computer
Ever worked with a talented computer programmer or statistician very proficient at coding and/or statistical modeling, but shows little or no interest in the biology behind your project? Or, ever worked with a data analysis person with biology major having perfect understanding of your thrilling project, but struggles to write more than 20 lines of code?
They should not be blamed: Biology and computer science (or statistics) are very different disciplines involving fundamentally different types of complexities. They require different ways of thinking.
To truly do well in bioinformatics, however, requires mastering of both. Without deep understanding of the biological complexity of the project, one will not fly high to identify or develop the most pertinent computational or statistical solutions. On the other hand, without adequate knowledge and skills in computation and statistics, one often resorts to brute force or primitive solutions that at best waste time and resources - and at worst, do not work at all.
AccuraScience's Lead Bioinformaticians (LBs) excel because they master both.
A typical LB at AccuraScience has a Ph.D. in biology or a related discipline, a M.S. in computer science, statistics or a related discipline, several years of postdoctoral training, and a number of years experience as a professor or a Principal Investigator (PI) in a major U.S. institution. The dual educational background (in both biology/biomedicine and computer science/statistics) enables him to possess deep understanding of both the biological problems and the computational/informatics/statistics solutions, and empowers him to crack difficult problems when others can't.
Another advantage associated with our LBs' experience as independent PIs is, they understand the way researchers think - because they were in the same shoes themselves. This makes it so much easier for the conversations to converge, as many researchers working with our LBs have acutely recognized - see how they have evaluated our LBs at this page.
See further discussion on our LBs' expertise at this page.
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