In this video, Pirita Paajanen, computational biologist, mathematician and equality & diversity champion at the Earlham Institute (formerly The Genome Analysis Centre) talks about the different routes into bioinformatics.
By sharing how many different ways someone can pursue a career, Paajanen outlines the importance of flexibility in the workplace, indicating that it can be a vital part of the reason women choose bioinformatics.
Pirita focuses on the development of genomics and computational biology, working on organisms ranging from phytoplankton and potato to human, using sequence data from the latest in next generation sequencing technology platforms.
This video is part of a series of talks that took place at the annual Computer Weekly women in IT event showcasing some of the great women in the tech sector.
Video Credit: Tom Walker