James had an unconventional journey into Bioinformatics. He dropped out of university twice but managed to use his programming skills, that he had developed through his own initiative, in conjunction with his determination to eventually end up at the Garvan Institute as a Genomic Systems Analyst. In this episode we talked about Bioinformatics, what type of questions programmers can answer compared to pure biologist, the cutting edge technologies being developed at the Garvan, the education system, his world record, and more.
André van Schaik research focus involves: biolectronics, neuromorphic engineering, and neuroscience. Biology has solved many of the problems that engineers and programmers face, and by studying and building analogous André and his team hope to take advantage of this fact. In this episode, André tells us his journey: working for logic, his transition from pure engineering to physiology, deep learning, AI, ethics of AI, and more.