Title: Careers in Bioinformatics
Abstract: In today's parlance, bioinformatics engages researchers from the area of life sciences, systems biology and clinicians. Conferences aim to facilitate greater synergy between these diverse groups, with workshops to encourage bioinformatics students and new researchers. However, to many students and young researchers, pursuing a career in a multi-disciplinary area such as bioinformatics poses a great challenge. A collection of tips is presented here to provide signposts on the road to a career in bioinformatics. An overview of the application of bioinformatics to traditional and emerging areas, is also presented to provide possible future avenues of bioinformatics investigation.