Wednesday 14.9 at 6pm: Talk on bioinformatics by bioinformatician Hilal Asan

Dear friend of Arkadia, You are heartily invited to a talk on bioinformatics by bioinformatician Hilal Asan on Wednesday 14.9 at 6pm. Hilal has kindly accepted to answer the following questions as well as a few others: What is Bioinformatics? What do bioinformaticians do? Why do we need computer scientists and statisticians in research labs? What is the future of bioinformatics? University of Helsinki MBI programme: The talk will be in English. Absolutely all are welcome! Warm regards, Ian -Entrance is free and green tea will be offered. A donation of €2 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. Hilal Asan Currently a Masters degree student at the University of Helsinki, Bioinformatics programme and also a research assistant in Biomedicum, Meilahti. My research interests include Cancer genomics, microarray data analysis, biostatistics and statistical genetics. I have bachelors degree in Statistics, Middle East Technical University (Ankara). After studying 4 years in Turkey, I have decided to continue my studies abroad. My studies in statistics were mostly theoretical and I wanted to apply my knowledge to something more practical. As a statistician you can work in almost every area including Economics, Social Sciences, Actuarial Sciences, Biology and Medicine. I have decided to choose Biosciences to further my academic journey. As I was searching through programmes in Europe, I came across to Bioinformatics programme conducted by University of Helsinki. It is said to offer a combination of computer science, statistics and biosciences. Also, it is a joint programme which allows you to take courses from Aalto University of Science and Technology along with University of Helsinki. After reading and researching about this unique and new programme, I have decided to apply for it and I was one of the lucky few to get in among hundreds of applicants. University of Helsinki MBI programme: