I have learned a lot about bioinformatics as entering this program I had no experience with manipulating datasets and normalizing them to plot the genes and figure out which ones are the most different. The tasks I have completed are that I have done the deliverables by myself slowly to see if I get the same results as the task leads so that I can check their work and also mine to make sure it is accurate. I faced many challenges as I initially did not know in some steps what to do, especially after normalization and in batch correction. However, with the help of others in my group, I was able to correctly program using the datasets.
7/28 - Self Assessment
Technical Area - I learned about R and how to manipulate methods in R to get the results and models that I need. I have learned a lot about how to normalize and do quality control on datasets.
Tools - I learned how to use and load packages in R as I used multiple different packages, causing me to use multiple different methods.
Soft Skills - I learned how to not only work with my group but mainly ask questions as I am new to R and bioinformatics.
Highlights - I conducted quality control, normalized the dataset, and conducted batch correction while also plotting all the necessary plots.
I attended the presentation meetings and Monday meetings.
Goals - Go back through the deliverables and really understand them more and also build an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation in my team.
I finished every task in the deliverables but I had initial problems to get started due to my inexperience in R so I had to ask around and truly understand R before proceeding.