I will soon have around 8 weeks to do a research project of my choosing as I am finishing my undergrad in computer science. My experience is mostly in optimisation algorithms (mostly combinatorial/discrete optimisation).
I have an interest in applying computer science to biology (mostly human biology). I would like to ask if anyone knows optimisation problems with applications to biology which would benefit current research.
Although I have read a lot about biology in my free time, I am not too knowledgeable about the current state of the research and so it is a bit hard for me to find a good topic.
Some examples to spark the discussion are string problems in genetics (alignment problems), and community detection in graphs (to find proteins in the same functional group).