I am currently finishing up my MSc in molecular biology and I'm looking at some PhD options. I have not had the best experience in my MSc program so far mainly due to the inexperience of my supervisor in my research field and the delay that occoured in getting my experiments going. This has also delayed my graduation from the expected two years to almost three years.
Nevertheless I am looking at some PhD options and would like to slightly deviate from traditional molecular biology labwork and I've recently become more and more interested in systems biology. I think the future will require a larger number of trained scientists capable of analyzing data generated at the genome or proteome level and understand it in a biological framework. But I was wondering how difficult of a switch it would be for me. I only have a bare level of knowledge in math/statistics as I have only gone through introductory courses during first year and second year undergrad. Also, I do have some knowledge in computer programming but I'm in no way outstanding at Perl or any other langauge for that matter. So I'm wondering how difficult it would be for me to do a PhD in systems biology/bioinformatics? Are there any good programs in US or Canada (I'm a Canadian citizen btw and would like to study in Canada but it seems like there aren't much options up here)?
Anyways, it would be great if anyone could offer some advice or some insight into what would be appropriate for me. Thanks!
Edited by net123, 31 December 2010 - 10:38 PM.