From commercial IT, how did you get into bioinformatics?
After schooling in Glasgow, Scotland, in biology and a masters in IT, I've run start ups that integrated the computer systems of big companies all over the world. In a sense it's the same problem but writ large. The data integration needs in drug discovery are vastly bigger. There's less difficulty in making a professional change in course from data integration in banks to the life sciences, but a vastly larger intellectual challenge because of the complexity of the data.