Jul 29, 2018
This course is very very good. Challenging at times. It does not hold your hand at all times and sometimes requires research to solve some of the problems, but I like the community and the approach.
Apr 6, 2020
Excellent introduction to bioinformatics. They put a lot of heart and thought into the design of the course. I will continue to use the concepts I've learned in and out of bioinformatics.
By Manuel A•
Jul 25, 2016
Very good course, but at the same time very hard. Unless you have quite a bit of experience programing, be prepared to spend at least 15 hours a week working on this class. The good news is that if you do spend that time, you will learn a lot.
By Hercules P N•
May 9, 2017
Excellent course. It can be tough at times but it is amazingly accessible to all who are genuinely interested. The final assignment was very well prepared and gave a real hands-on experience that puts the course into practice.
By Krishnendu S•
Mar 28, 2019
Exceptionally beautiful course. Must be for those want to start career in bioinformatics. But prior basic knowledge in any programming language would be appropriate if someone wants to extract every aspect of this course.
By Alexandr D•
May 13, 2022
The course is interesting and challenging. For successful completion, it is necessary to know the basics of Python well. So if you have no experience in programming at all, then you need to be prepared for difficulties.
By Yasmine E H•
Jul 4, 2020
I really liked this course and definitely learned a lot. However, I wish that more guidance was provided such as the professors, and not just the peers, answering our questions when Stepik's explanation was not enough.
By Elizaveta F•
Aug 20, 2021
though sometimes hard to uderstand, definately improved my skills. i suggest to start this course with some knowledge in programming (in my case i had basic knowledge in python)
By Valeriya K•
Apr 13, 2020
Overall, the course is great. However, in the week 4, the quality of pseudocode is not as good, it is much harder to follow. Would love to have had a more extensive explanation.
By Qianhao L•
Jul 27, 2017
The algorithms mentioned in this course are explained very well. But still a little bit of programming language is needed. Look forward to the advanced courses.
By Mihai P•
Dec 4, 2017
Nice and recommended.
(The final exam was a bit tedious though, with many points repeatedly given simply for "uploading the logo" and not much creative leeway)
By Ahmed A•
Apr 30, 2020
Extremely helpful. This course is not limited to teaching us to use Bioinformatic Tools, it also helps us understand deeply the ways in which the tools work.
By Ali J•
Aug 17, 2019
If you have problems, go ahead and take Biology Meets Programming: Bioinformatics (University of California San Diego)... Highly suggest that
By Andrew C•
Mar 29, 2019
I feel this was a good introduction to bioinformatics. It can be a little confusing sometimes, but there was nothing I could not figure out in the end
By Jeet N•
Sep 23, 2020
Please be clear while explaining the course. it not clear what are they trying to explain and it takes a lot time for us to figure it out.
By Oluwafemi O•
Jul 15, 2020
I really enjoyed the course, most especially the code challenges in the honors track. Thanks to the tutors for this wonderful course!
By Yousof Y•
Dec 11, 2017
A GOOD START TO LEARN BIOINFORMATICS, AND ITS ALGORITHMS.
YOU SHOULD HAVE SOME PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING.
By Sumant K•
Oct 8, 2020
Excellent introduction of Bioinformatics to computer scientist. I am committed for the long haul now, on learning Bioinformatics.
By Sonam N K 1•
Aug 14, 2020
Loved how hands-on and interactive this course is! I learnt python side-by-side with this course, and it was definitely worth it!
By Oscar J O R•
Aug 14, 2018
Really nice and clear course. The hands-on learning is fundamental to create a smooth transition between algorithms and biology.
By Valentýna P•
Apr 2, 2018
Well prepared course although sometimes tough due to algorithmization tasks even for people with programming background.
By Hao-Wen S•
Feb 11, 2018
The course was challenging and the workload was heavy (for the honors track). Yet very rewarding in the end - thank you!
By Borislav M•
Jun 9, 2016
This course offers in terms of knowledge and programming far more than I had expected. Very satisfied with it.
By Nadav P•
Jan 19, 2022
Very well deversed, interesting and relevant learning materials for both biologists and computer scientists.
By Amila R•
Dec 31, 2019
This is an awesome approach to learn bioinformatics things. Very concise and detailed (not boring) teaching!!
By Patricio C G A•
Mar 21, 2018
Excellent! Recommended for any professional in the field that needs a truly understanding of Bioinformatics.
By vibha h•
Apr 12, 2017
Wonderful course for anyone who wants to explore bioinformatics. I really liked the programming assignments.