Leading the future and learning from your elders:
experimental ecology and ‘the omics’ for emerging bioinformaticians
it is the robustness of the experimental design and quality of the data interpretation, not the amount of data generated, that will make the best science.
The excitement generated by the ‘omics-revolution’ has opened the door for new and innovative research. Whilst bioinformatics is advancing many fields such as pathology, microbial ecology, agriculture and medicine, there is room for researchers new to bioinformatics to take some important lessons from a much older field; ecology.