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English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction and History of Bioinformatics

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 69 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
History of Bioinformatics30m
Bioinformatics in Mainland China8m
About This Course9m
2 readings
Readings10m
Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction and History of Bioinformatics20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Sequence Alignment

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 99 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Global Alignment by Dynamic Programming14m
From Global to Local6m
Alignment with Affine Gap Penalty and Calculation of Time Complexity of The Needleman-Wunsch Algorithm6m
Interview with M. S. Waterman Waterman29m
Supplement on Homology & Similarity, Similarity Matrix and Dot Matrix (English Subtitles)10m
Student Presentation (English Subtitles)18m
2 readings
Readings10m
Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Sequence Alignment18m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Sequence Database Search

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 41 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
BLAST Algorithm: A Primer13m
Student Presentation (English Subtitles)15m
2 readings
Readings10m
Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Sequence Database Search10m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Markov Model

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 47 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Hidden Markov Model11m
Predict with Hidden Markov Model10m
Student Presentation16m
2 readings
Readings10m
Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Markov Model 14m

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