Hi,
I'm wondering which is better to say:
... designed bioinformatics algorithms
... designed bioinformatic algorithms
Also, if I throw in an adjective like innovative after the word designed, would it need a comma?
Thanks for your help.
Hi, I'm wondering which is better to say: ... designed bioinformatics algorithms ... designed bioinformatic algorithms Also, if I throw in an adjective like innovative after the word designed, would it need a comma? Thanks for your help.

From the forms, "biomatics" should be a noun and "biomatic" an adjective. In this field, should "algorithms" be modified by an attributive noun or a run-of-the-mill adjective?
No.
I'm wondering which is better to say: ... designed bioinformatics algorithms

If the algorithms are for bioinformatics
... designed bioinformatic algorithms

If the algorithms are bioinformatic
Also, if I throw in an adjective like innovative after the word designed, would it need a comma?

Yes.
I'd probably make more sense if I knew what bioinformatics are, but my advice is not dependent on that!

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Hi, I'm wondering which is better to say: ... designed bioinformatics algorithms ... designed bioinformatic algorithms Also, if I throw in an adjective like innovative after the word designed, would it need a comma? Thanks for your help.

I have been designing bioinformatics algorithms for years. This is the first I have heard the word "bioinformatic". Seems a bit like "mathematic".
There again, I'm an engineer - not an English major.