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I am a computational biologist with a background in biology, not computers. My PhD work was on gene prediction and comparative genomics but my current research is in systems biology, specifically protein-protein interaction networks.

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Mar
9
answered In biosynthesis of cysteine and methionine, where does the sulfur come from?
Mar
9
revised In biosynthesis of cysteine and methionine, where does the sulfur come from?
added 3 characters in body
Mar
8
revised What did Richard Feynman contribute to molecular biology?
typo
Mar
8
revised What did Richard Feynman contribute to molecular biology?
edited body
Mar
8
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
7
reviewed Close Do's and Don't's of Undergraduate Research?
Mar
7
comment Do's and Don't's of Undergraduate Research?
This is indeed off topic. However, what can you do? Learn. That's all that will be expected of you.
Mar
7
reviewed Leave Open what these suffixes mean,-coel,-blast,-cyst?
Mar
7
reviewed Leave Open Hidden Markov Model
Mar
7
comment Hidden Markov Model
<this is about to get closed. I think it could be on topic if you edit it to make it specifically about the applications of HMMs to biology. For example in gene prediction or in the building of sequence profiles (e.g. hmmer)
Mar
6
comment Looking for a DNA sequence
@www.sapnaedu.in please explain what you are actually trying to do. There are hundreds or thousands of available cancer datasets but which one is good for you will depend on the analysis you will perform. Most sequences will be identical in cancer and healthy tissue. If you want to find patterns characteristic of cancer you will need to be more specific.
Mar
6
comment Looking for a DNA sequence
@www.sapnaedu.in huh? What pattern? You don't mention anything like that in your question. The sequences you are using are not from cancer, do you want sequences from cancer patients?
Mar
6
answered Looking for a DNA sequence
Mar
5
answered How many transcription factors are there?
Mar
4
revised Do bacteria with capsular antigen always have a capsule?
Fixed English
Mar
4
comment Visualisation of phylogeography
You might want to consider asking this question on biostars.org as well. Just to be clear, it is completely on topic and welcome to stay here, but you could also ask it on biostars.
Mar
2
comment parallels or replicates?
In any case, parallels won't work, you want experiments run in parallel which is not the same thing. Parallels cannot be used that way.
Mar
2
comment Can cancer be an immune system disorder?
Yes, too broad and also too basic. We expect users to do research before asking, a cursory reading of the 1st paragraph of wikipedia's entry on cancer would show you that it is "a broad group of diseases involving unregulated cell growth" and not an immune disorder.
Feb
27
comment Can cancer be an immune system disorder?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a wild stab in the dark with no research or any indication of why the OP might believe this to be the case.
Feb
27
comment Can cancer be an immune system disorder?
Please try and do some research before posting. At least explain why you think that cancer would be an immune disorder. As it stands, your question is like asking whether McDonald's makes cars. Unless you give some reason why you think it might be a car maker, the question makes very little sense.