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About the Course

Large-scale biology projects such as the sequencing of the human genome and gene expression surveys using RNA-seq, microarrays and other technologies have created a wealth of data for biologists. However, the challenge facing scientists is analyzing and even accessing these data to extract useful information pertaining to the system being studied. This course focuses on employing existing bioinformatic resources – mainly web-based programs and databases – to access the wealth of data to answer questions relevant to the average biologist, and is highly hands-on. Topics covered include multiple sequence alignments, phylogenetics, gene expression data analysis, and protein interaction networks, in two separate parts. The first part, Bioinformatic Methods I (this one), deals with databases, Blast, multiple sequence alignments, phylogenetics, selection analysis and metagenomics. The second part, Bioinformatic Methods II, covers motif searching, protein-protein interactions, structural bioinformatics, gene expression data analysis, and cis-element predictions. This pair of courses is useful to any student considering graduate school in the biological sciences, as well as students considering molecular medicine. Both provide an overview of the many different bioinformatic tools that are out there. These courses are based on one taught at the University of Toronto to upper-level undergraduates who have some understanding of basic molecular biology. If you're not familiar with this, something like might be helpful. No programming is required for this course. Bioinformatic Methods I is regularly updated, and was completely updated for January 2021....

Top reviews

Jul 11, 2020

This course is very well organized, easy to understand, and explained everything steps by step which will help to grasp the concept easily. If you are a beginner like me, you should take this course.

Apr 26, 2017

Great course. All lectures provide a biological context for the tools you learn in the labs. The labs themselves provide a great introduction to the many tools available for bioinformatic analysis.

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By Nilesh G

Jun 8, 2020

Excellent course for beginners

By Christopher T O

Nov 3, 2015

Amazing, Excellent and Awesome

By Pirana I I

Jan 9, 2021

thanks your course is so good

By José L M Q

Sep 21, 2020

Very useful and interesting!

By Farbod E L

Sep 3, 2015

It was really useful for me.

By Daniel B

Feb 9, 2020

Well. I liked it very much.

By saroj p

Mar 23, 2016

good but lengthy videos..

By Teresa B

Apr 15, 2020

Excelent in all aspects

By Mohammad K

May 16, 2018

very informative Course

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Feb 19, 2019


By José B D

Mar 24, 2019

Thank you very much!!

By Rommel E G S

Aug 29, 2020

Simple and complete!

By 周冰莹

Oct 25, 2018


By Olena P

Dec 24, 2015

Really great course.


Aug 24, 2019

It was very helpful

By Ganga S D

Nov 24, 2020

Really informative

By Gerald M

Jun 17, 2018

Great Course Ever!

By Jerónimo C

Jun 8, 2017

Wonderfull course!

By Drashtiben N B

May 31, 2017

Quite informative!

By Putita C

Oct 25, 2020

Very good course!

By Yamila C M

Oct 24, 2020

VERY nice course!


Jul 31, 2020

excellent course

By Ambreen H

Jul 14, 2020

Excellent course

By Gaurav k

Aug 28, 2019

Very well tought

By Amit K

Aug 25, 2017

excellent course