Why freelancing science?

07 Aug

There are many definitions of bioinformatics. They range from “handling biological data with a computer” to a very extensive and precise descriptions, including even subdivisions. In general they agree on one thing: bioinformatics is used for virtually unlimited number of tasks. Whether it’s a sequence analysis, handling microarray data, juggling chemical reaction parameters – as long as it’s around living things, it’s considered a bio(chem)informatics.

I don’t see a need to invent yet another name for it. But freelancing science keeps coming to my mind all the time. Switching the system your are working on during a coffee break or doing something in your own way instead of following “the protocol” has its “freelancing” feeling, doesn’t it? 🙂


Posted by on August 7, 2007 in Comments


3 responses to “Why freelancing science?

  1. Deepak

    August 9, 2007 at 20:27

    Welcome aboard. Great start!!! and pretty pictures are always welcome 🙂

  2. freesci

    August 9, 2007 at 20:37

    Thanks a lot, Deepak!

  3. joyangel123

    September 25, 2007 at 23:26

    Hey, this takes me back to undergrad advance cell biology. It had started to cause my peptide amylase to over produce. My pancreas really got stressed.
    I am am glad to see the technology is getting better and much prettier to look at.

    Why so you call it freelancing science? Yeah, I guess you can do it for anybody. Why not call absolute science gone freelancing.


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