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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 Elena S

Jan 30, 2016

It's a very useful course, very well explained

By Raghavendra G

Jun 22, 2021

L​ab instructions and lectures were very good

By Angana B

Jun 21, 2020

Learnt a lot from this session. Very useful!

By Jehanne C

Apr 12, 2020

Très bonne introduction à la bioinformatique

By Aparna

Jan 8, 2018

awesome course... learned a lot... thank you

By Jose R

Jul 16, 2020

Great balance of theory and practical work.

By Pedro C R

Jan 31, 2018

Very well explained, intuitive and usefull!

By Brenda G D S B

Feb 14, 2021

Excelente curso, buenisimas explicaciones

By Shuvam S

Jul 19, 2020

It helped me a lot.

Thanks a lot, Dr.Nick!

By Noor M

Jan 28, 2018

excellent course will recommend it to all

By Axel V

Jul 20, 2021

curso excelente muy didactico y flexible

By Chui-Boon J

Nov 5, 2019

It is a good basic course for beginner.

By Prakash V C

Nov 24, 2015

This is an absolutely fantastic course!

By Kodithuwakku A D T L W

Jun 17, 2020

one of the best course. I enjoyed lot.

By fatima

Oct 6, 2018

it was very useful course . thank you

By Reghan M

Jul 25, 2021

Its a very good course, I love it.


May 16, 2020

great subject,professors are great

By Laureana F

Feb 8, 2018

Good course. I learn a lot! thanks

By Ahmed A E M A

May 27, 2020

Great course and very informative

By Yarenci A G

Jul 27, 2018

Excelente curso, muy recomendable

By Jaime E B D C

May 13, 2017

Excelente curso, muy recomendado.

By Maaly a

Apr 14, 2017

Simplified and very useful course

By Aram S

Nov 25, 2016

Excellent and informative course!

By Sara A L

Mar 17, 2017

Es un curso muy útil y completo

By Lukas B

Jan 24, 2016

Very good course for beginners!