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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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Jun 14, 2020

More practical videos should be added.. For attending lab questions

By Yu Y

Apr 22, 2017

The teacher is boring but he conveys all information clearly.

By Azadeh M

Oct 27, 2015

Excellent material and explained well by the professor!

By Willan M

Apr 3, 2016

Muy bueno para aprender las bases de la bioinformatica

By Nicolas S

Aug 31, 2015

As a biochemist, it is a nice refresher for me !


May 4, 2020

Great Course for learning basic Bioinformatics.


Nov 23, 2015

enjoying it and its helping alot in my unit

By Sayalee S

Jun 23, 2020

nice course, rich course material

By Saadullah J K

Sep 21, 2020

great teacher

By Sumaiya

Jun 5, 2020

Good course

By Nadeem N

Jul 25, 2020



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By Andreia S

May 16, 2017


By Federico M

Nov 15, 2015

Ho seguito il corso molto volentieri... molto carino, ma nonsufficiente per acquisire determinate conoscenze.

La Bioinformatica è una scienza molto ampia.

Tutto sommato bello ;)

By Kagning T E

Sep 9, 2016

Thanks to this course, i am now understanding the principle and methodology of phylogenetics

By Tryambak P S

Jun 24, 2020

Introductory videos could have been shortened with a video description of Lab work.

By Lekhraj a

Sep 26, 2020

Please myID Verification


May 29, 2020

It is really helpful

By Zareen N

May 2, 2020

not right for me