Post-COVID-19 Pandemic Impact Assessment of Bioinformatics and Women Bioinformaticians: A Realm of Possibilities or Gloom-Ridden
Sakshi Singh1, Arvinpreet Kaur2, Purnima Kakkar2, Sujata Dhar3, Dhatri Madduru3, Jeshima Khan Yasin4, Aparna Banerjee5, Renuka Suravajhala3, 6, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2022
E-location ID: e266695872207210
Publisher ID: e266695872207210
Article History:Received Date: 12/1/2022
Revision Received Date: 27/4/2022
Acceptance Date: 19/5/2022
Electronic publication date: 21/09/2022
Collection year: 2022
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COVID-19 has greatly influenced the worldwide scientific community to shift its focus towards computational and multidisciplinary approaches to meet the needs around the world. In contrast, a downfall in women computational biologists was significant, attributed to stress in balancing professional and personal household responsibilities due to the preexisting gender gap, especially in India. Additionally, surging cases, deadlines of incomplete projects, and the dilemma about prospects adversely influence productivity, which can be addressed by support and understanding from the family, at the office, and between the mentor and the protégé. A potential focus on life science research, especially computational biology, is anticipated in Post-COVID times.