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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, dealt with databases, Blast, multiple sequence alignments, phylogenetics, selection analysis and metagenomics. This, the second part, Bioinformatic Methods II, will cover 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. 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 although some command line work (though within a web browser) occurs in the 5th module. Bioinformatic Methods II is regularly updated, and was last updated for February 2021....

Top reviews

Apr 5, 2017

Gives the student real world exposure to the tools to study proteins gene regulation, etc. Instructor is involved and friendly. Highly recommended for someone who is interested in contemporary

Aug 19, 2018

It was a very complete course to understand protein interaction and how to use data bases to quantify it\n\nI recommend this course to every master student doing molecular biology or genetics.

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Apr 28, 2020

Excellent course. Complicated concepts made easy to understand. I can apply what I have studied to my own research now.

By Farbod E L

Sep 8, 2015

I was a very very useful course, specially the heatmap plot generation and R language lab exercises was great!

By Dong D

Sep 11, 2015

I think it is a very good course about Bioinformatics. The lab content is especially useful to me,

By Michael C

Aug 16, 2019

Excellent course! The professor was great and very responsive to the forums on the course.


Jul 15, 2017

Thanks a lot! Thanks for the time spent to teach us this Nice Bioinformatic Methods II!

By Christian V

Nov 19, 2020

excelente, el único curso de bioinformática que explica bien lo que uno esta haciendo

By Eduardo A L

Oct 4, 2015

Excellent. It's very interesting for the introduction to bioinformatic analysis.

By Temidayo A

Apr 22, 2020

This is a great course for anyone who wants to learn about bioinformatics.

By Giovanny A

Nov 10, 2015

Excelente Curso, muy bueno, didactico y con excelentes aplicaciones

By Hewan D

May 6, 2020

Well organized and easy to learn with good laboratory practice.


Jun 8, 2020

very informative course and it is very well explained

good work

By Anthony M

Oct 20, 2015

Very informative. Loved the course. keep making more please

By Bhagat S

Oct 18, 2020

Course is very informative and interesting

By Jude C F

Nov 23, 2020

One of the best courses here in Coursera!

By Padma S

Sep 16, 2017

An amazing course....highly recommended.

By Olena P

Dec 24, 2015

Great course with the kindest professor.

By Dr. R R E

Sep 5, 2017

Truly Knowledgeable course........

By Maaly a

Apr 24, 2017

Very useful and interesting course

By trevor.s M

Oct 8, 2016

well structured and useful course

By Fathima H

Jan 23, 2021

An extremely informative course

By Bart S

Jun 21, 2016

Outstanding, do it again!

By saroj p

Mar 25, 2016

good but lengthy videos..

By Joseph E

Mar 2, 2020

great course, thanks

By Malcolm B

Oct 9, 2016

Wonderful course. :)

By Harini

Jun 23, 2020

It's is very useful