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BioinformaticsGraph TheoryBioinformatics AlgorithmsPython Programming
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Week 1: Introduction to Sequence Alignment

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 51 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
From Sequence Comparison to Biological Insights 10m
The Alignment Game and the Longest Common Subsequence Problem 3m
The Manhattan Tourist Problem 6m
The Change Problem 10m
Dynamic Programming and Backtracking Pointers 6m
From Manhattan to the Alignment Graph 9m
2 readings
Course Details10m
Week 1 FAQs (Optional)
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz15m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Week 2: From Finding a Longest Path to Aligning DNA Strings

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 11 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
1 reading
Week 2 FAQs (Optional)
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz15m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Week 3: Advanced Topics in Sequence Alignment

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 29 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Space-Efficient Sequence Alignment 10m
Multiple Sequence Alignment 13m
1 reading
Week 3 FAQs (Optional)
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz15m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Week 4: Genome Rearrangements and Fragility

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 36 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Sorting by Reversals 4m
Breakpoint Theorem 5m
Rearrangements in Tumor Genomes 5m
2-Breaks 7m
1 reading
Week 4 FAQs (Optional)
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz15m

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