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Think You Want to Compute Life?
Posted April 2007

"When I was in high school, I never thought there was a field that combined all my interests."
— Christina Mills, a scientist who uses modeling to study infectious diseases

People with many different talents can join in computing life. If you're interested, ask yourself what aspects of the research featured here you find exciting. Do the projects blend many of your academic interests? Are there particular biological problems you'd like to solve?

Here are a few tips on how to get started looking into computing life as a career.

  • Ask your science teacher or guidance counselor about opportunities to work with a researcher at a nearby college or other institution.
  • Search the Web for scientists working at the crossroads of biology and computation.
  • E-mail scientists at your local college or university for more information.
  • Enter a science fair to get experience presenting research results.

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This page last reviewed on April 22, 2011