About this Course
44,247 recent views

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian

Skills you will gain

BioinformaticsBioinformatics AlgorithmsBiologyPython Programming

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Week 1

2 videos (Total 18 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Optional: Where in the Genome Does DNA Replication Begin? (Part 2) 6m
2 readings
Course Details10m
(Optional) Week 1 FAQs
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Week 2

2 videos (Total 13 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Optional: Where in the Genome Does DNA Replication Begin? (Part 4) 4m
1 reading
(Optional) Week 2 FAQs
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Week 3

3 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Optional: From Implanted Patterns to Regulatory Motifs (Part 2) (05:06)5m
Optional: From Implanted Patterns to Regulatory Motifs (Part 3) (07:22)7m
1 reading
(Optional) Week 3 FAQs
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Week 4

3 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Optional: How Rolling Dice Helps Us Find Regulatory Motifs (Part 2) (05:37)5m
Optional: How Rolling Dice Helps Us Find Regulatory Motifs (Part 3) (07:46)7m
1 reading
(Optional) Week 4 FAQs
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz20m
4.5
177 ReviewsChevron Right

41%

started a new career after completing these courses

31%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Top reviews from Biology Meets Programming: Bioinformatics for Beginners

By DLApr 18th 2016

I give this course 5 star because I did Bioinformatics I and I totally enjoy it.\n\nThis is where programming can be fun, and practical, and you'll learn some basic biology too.\n\nWhat's not to love?

By HLAug 16th 2017

I learned a lot from this difficult and time-consuming course! It covers biological concepts using Python. It made learning Python more interesting for me, since I have always loved biology.

Instructors

Avatar

Pavel Pevzner

Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Avatar

Phillip Compeau

Visiting Researcher
Department of Computer Science & Engineering

About University of California San Diego

UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.