In this six part series, Morgan explores what it takes to achieve great success in a career as a scientist. In this episode, she focuses on the vital task of defining who you are and where you’re going in life.
http://morganonscience.com Morgan was invited to participate in a meeting designed to give feedback to the NIH for the future of informatics for handling the flood of data from the “post genome” era of biology. It is a huge challenge. But in the meeting, the primary focus was all about the machines – hardware and software that it will take to get it done. I was a bit frustrated that there wasn’t more about the “people” in the meeting, for reasons I discuss on the video.
These need to be separate from the pressures of academic science, which is a constant publish-or-perish affair, making it hard to focus on
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