Amateur Bioinformatics Wiki


How to Contribute


You want to help with the wiki - awesome, because the wiki needs the help. To edit the wiki send me an e-mail ( and I can add you as a writer.


Who is this for


So you're interested in biology. Maybe you took some courses and really liked it. Perhaps you like to read books like The Selfish Gene or Endless Forms Most Beautiful. You'd like to get your hands dirty, find something interesting on your own but lets face it, setting up a lab is expensive. Now with the internet and all kinds of published data, there is a place you can contribute - Bioinformatics. This page is for talented amateurs - someone who wants to dedicate some time to answering serious biology questions. You can make a contribution, just like the countless talented amateurs of various open source projects or serious astronomy amateurs.


The other goal of this Wiki is to use resources that are free (or cheap). This means free open access journals, free software and books you could get from the public library.


Where to Start



You'll notice there are no numbers on this list. It's not a 1-2-3 process. Amateur or expert, you're always going through the list again and again. That's what makes it so interesting.


What to do




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