Apr 17, 2016
I give this course 5 star because I did Bioinformatics I and I totally enjoy it.
This is where programming can be fun, and practical, and you'll learn some basic biology too.
What's not to love?
Apr 14, 2020
A very good course for those who has some (at least a little) experience in programmimg! I really loved it, it was challenging sometimes, especially in the end, but I did it and learned a lot.
By Surur K•
Jan 11, 2021
Coding questions should require a larger breakdown of the solution you intend to get for the datasets. I come from a cs background however I can see how otherwise, students will struggle immensely in this course
By Florencia M•
Nov 9, 2020
This is a very challenging course which taught me plenty but failed to explain some statistical thing with precision. Though, I really recommend it, but I would also advise people to lean some Python in advance
By 18PT37 - S V•
May 27, 2020
Its a really interesting course.. Being from a computer and math background with interest in biology, this was a great inspiration. The tool helped me work and understand a lot. Its surely good for a beginner!
By Nielay S•
Apr 19, 2020
It was a very informative course!! but some technical and biological terms were hard to understand. It would've been much better if more detailed explanation was provided regarding the coding and the terms.
By Sujithra S•
Oct 27, 2022
This is beginners course, which will be a good launchpad for any one starting off. You need some basic programming knowledge and basic idea on biology. I would recommend this course for the beginners.
By Veronica Y•
Apr 8, 2020
It was challenging, but I learned a lot of tricks while coding. It will be useful if you teach how to install Python (Anaconda Spyder or Jupiter)
It took me more than 4 hours to complete all the tasks
By Ivan L•
Mar 21, 2018
A good course that gives an introduction to bioinformatics by applying programming in python. Overall, some of the challenges became difficult towards the end, but I definitely learned something.
By Jane D•
Jan 26, 2018
It was a challenging course but the support was good for the most part. There were some that I struggled a lot with and had to ask external help, but as a whole, the community was super helpful.
By Elias S•
Aug 26, 2019
Had a lot of fun doing this =)
Despite the fact that the images in the stepik.parts havnt been loaded at some times and the quizes kept annoying, when my computed answer should´ve been wrong :/
By Mojtaba Z•
Dec 21, 2021
This course covers very interesting subjects in bioinformatics but you need to be familiar whit basic python programming. I think further explanation and educatory contents are necessary, too.
By Laura L•
Jan 31, 2017
Really liked the course and love the topic, however the algorithms section was very difficult and could use some more in depth explaining. Without that, I would not quantify it as "beginner".
By Marek B•
May 18, 2017
It's quite hard to complete this course without any knowledge of Python. I don't recommend it as introduction to programming. BUT as a course about bioinformatics it's great!
By Patrick V E•
Jun 6, 2020
In general a very good course. The problem is actually more that one is doing the programming too "mechanistically" by copy-pasting rather than having to think for one-self.
By Ioanna B•
Aug 4, 2020
Although a very good course, material and interesting topic, it can be quite challenging for a beginner. Nevertheless very happy and satisfied to have done and completed it!
By MacKenzie K•
Aug 9, 2017
You definitely need to complete the codecademy lessons or at least have Python experience before the end of week one for this course. Otherwise, I really enjoyed the course.
By Bellam D•
Mar 6, 2022
very well explained, but needs prior knowledge on coding and bioinfomatics to understand easily. if you know some basics then its not too difficult to complete the course.
By sleimi w•
Jun 16, 2020
well I'm a biologist & this is my first time learning python .. I 've loved this course even though it becomes kinda difficult after week 2 but I've learned a lot from it
By Igor K•
Aug 16, 2016
A good introduction to computational aspects of bioinformatics. However, the pace of the course might seem too low if you have a strong computer science background.
By Nelson C B•
Jun 29, 2020
It is a great course. But stepik platform needs to be edited. There are some chapters with hard problems and typos, but if you work hard, you will learn a lot.
By Greg T•
Oct 28, 2019
A stimulating and engaging survey of elementary bioinformatics algorithms (searching and pattern matching) with the added bonus of practice with Python.
By Amanda F•
Jul 8, 2021
Great course, easy to follow. However, if you are new to coding, this can be a headache. Otherwise, awesome material and the videos were very helpful!
By Kyle B•
Jun 5, 2020
Difficult for beginners inexperienced in coding but so rewarding and extremely interesting! Awesome introduction into the field of bioinformatics
By Abdullah D S•
Jun 5, 2018
The course is alright. I learned a great deal from the challenges in the Stepik modules. The only issue is that the material is pretty dry.
By Rohan S•
Jul 24, 2017
Excellent course to learn Python programming and great way to learn very interesting topics in biology and be introduced to bioinformatics.
By Mukul S•
Nov 7, 2022
This course even though may seem tough at first provides a wonderful insight to biology specialists of the world of computer programming