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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....

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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 Bart S

Sep 7, 2016

repeat the class

By Devanti D

May 14, 2020

nice experience

By nurhadi e f

Jan 12, 2021

Awesome course

By Harini

Jun 23, 2020

It's is useful

By Luis A S M

May 6, 2017

It's excellent

By Patrícia P

May 25, 2018

Great course!

By Min M

Jul 29, 2020

Best course!

By Tayyab M K

May 9, 2020

very helpful

By Pedro M

Sep 26, 2017

Great course

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Sep 20, 2020

otimo curso

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May 18, 2020

good course

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Jan 31, 2017

very useful

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Jun 3, 2021

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Sep 30, 2016

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Oct 6, 2015

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