Monday, 7 September 2015

Is there an important difference between bioinformatics and computational biology?



  1. Ha ha! Nice post. Sometimes I think bioinformatics is done by computer scientists who switched to biology, while computational biology is done by biologists who learned programming. But in the end they do the same thing: crunching biological data with a computer :-)

    1. In my experience, biologists (and I include myself) do "bioinformatics", whilst computer scientists do "computational biology". But ask another ten people and you'll get another ten distinctions - and I refer to my activities as both, depending on audience. Hence: "No"!


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