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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 https://learn.saylor.org/course/bio101 might be helpful. No programming is required for this course. Bioinformatic Methods I is regularly updated, and was completely updated for January 2020....

Top reviews

SA
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.

ED
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 Swaroop S

Aug 22, 2015

The step where traditional biology end, bioinformatics starts...There is no doubt in that.

By Cèlia A S

Feb 1, 2020

Very good introduction to Bioinformatics. Applied and perfectly explained. THANK YOU :)

By osama k

Sep 11, 2017

a perfect course given by a perfect professor, thanks prof. Provart and thanks Coursera

By Elif K

Nov 23, 2015

It is really useful and informative course to learn the basis of bioinformatic methods.

By Maristela P P

Nov 8, 2015

I like the classes!

It was hard but it worth all your effort.

See you on the next class!

By Turgay H

Oct 2, 2020

It was really helpful and a good step if you are studying to work with Bioinformatics.

By Cristina Q

May 1, 2018

it is very interesting. and the lessons help me to wok about phylogenetic in my career

By 夏永振

Jan 7, 2016

it is a very good courses. I learnt a lot about how to build a phylogenetic tree here.

By Tomàs M

Dec 4, 2020

A very good course. It is explained clearly and you learn a lot. Thank you very much!

By Guilherme A C

Jul 21, 2016

Very usefull!! Who want to learn the basic methods of bioinfo i recomend this course!

By Marina R V

Oct 2, 2020

Muy completo para una iniciación a las principales herramientas de la bioinformática

By Petra N

Oct 26, 2015

I really enjoyed this course. The hands-on laboratories were very helpful and fun.

By Maria C B

Jul 9, 2020

Great course!Easy to follow, excellent professor, highly recommended to amateurs!

By Muhammad B S

Sep 1, 2020

the course was helpful especially the mentor made this dry subject a lot easier

By MOUSUMI A C

May 12, 2020

This course really helped me a lot to develop my skills on Bioinformatics method

By Vasudevan

Jan 18, 2018

Although, it's basic, very useful and challenging one to move forward. Thank you

By KAVITHA.A

Nov 3, 2020

Very informative. I learned to use many web-based tools and their applications.

By Shashank

Jul 22, 2020

Really worth the time you spend on this course.Instructor-Nick,is just awesome!

By Amrish S

Oct 28, 2019

It was very informative in terms of theoretical as well as practical knowledge.

By Sherif H A

May 3, 2020

One of the most useful moocs for starting bioinformatics, strongly recommended

By Hu S

Jan 13, 2021

when should I take which method, this is what I got from course I! Thank you!

By Deepthi p

Jun 8, 2020

course was in detail updated with clear lectures and with detail explanations

By Emma W

Jun 3, 2020

It's very helpful for me to understand the basic principals of bioinformatics

By Sam G

Dec 3, 2016

An excellent course that expands on previously known topics in life sciences.

By Marco A C S

Jun 15, 2020

The best course in the area! Amazing theoretical content and practical labs!