Bioinformatics - Level 1- Module 1 - Sharon Elaine D'Souza


Technical Area: R programming (coding on RStudio) and reading research papers.

Tools: RStudio, R, Trello

Soft Skills:

Time management: Meeting deadlines for tasks and managing my other extracurricular activities i.e. mentoring. Teamwork: Communicating with other team members regarding any doubts and working with others to complete assigned tasks. Presentation Skills: Participating in journal club meetings. Communicating what I understood about the research paper to other team members. Learning more about different presentation skills.

Achievement Highlights

  • Downloaded RStudio successfully
  • Read through the resources provided to understand more about R
  • Learned about new tools in Bioinformatics in addition to ones I already know such as STRING

Tasks and Hurdles

  • Though I installed the packages I got a warning about installing the appropriate R tools. Looking further into this.
  • Reading through some of the resources was a little challenging due to the jargon but viewing the presentations helped ease the difficulty.
  • Have to read through additional resources to have a better understanding of the overall module.