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BioinformaticsData AnalysisGenomeGenomics

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Approx. 12 hours to complete


Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1 hour to complete


2 videos (Total 13 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Introduction to the Galaxy Platform5m
4 readings
Pre-Course Survey10m
A Note about AWS10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz22m
2 hours to complete

Galaxy 101

3 videos (Total 42 min), 1 quiz
3 videos
Galaxy 101: Workflows12m
Annotation, Sharing, and Publishing13m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz56m
1 hour to complete

Working with sequence data

2 videos (Total 25 min), 1 quiz
2 videos
ChIP-Sequence Analysis with MACS14m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz18m
4 hours to complete

RNA-seq & Running your own Galaxy

4 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
RNA Sequence Analysis: Assembly Quantitation, and Differential Expression12m
Installing Galaxy Locally8m
Galaxy on the Cloud19m
2 readings
TopHat availability10m
Post-Course Survey10m
2 practice exercises
Module 4 Quiz22m
Module 5 Quiz20m
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Top reviews from Genomic Data Science with Galaxy

By BGFeb 3rd 2018

Great Course if you are interested in dissecting the genome. Galaxy opens up this invisible world and allows even us little people to explore the world once reserved to only Academia.

By GKSep 6th 2018

This was a lot of work and rewarding to complete. The final project was challenging and the forum contributors helped a lot in pointing out good resources or strategies they had used.



James Taylor, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology and Computer Science

About Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

About the Genomic Data Science Specialization

With genomics sparks a revolution in medical discoveries, it becomes imperative to be able to better understand the genome, and be able to leverage the data and information from genomic datasets. Genomic Data Science is the field that applies statistics and data science to the genome. This Specialization covers the concepts and tools to understand, analyze, and interpret data from next generation sequencing experiments. It teaches the most common tools used in genomic data science including how to use the command line, along with a variety of software implementation tools like Python, R, Bioconductor, and Galaxy. This Specialization is designed to serve as both a standalone introduction to genomic data science or as a perfect compliment to a primary degree or postdoc in biology, molecular biology, or genetics, for scientists in these fields seeking to gain familiarity in data science and statistical tools to better interact with the data in their everyday work. To audit Genomic Data Science courses for free, visit https://www.coursera.org/jhu, click the course, click Enroll, and select Audit. Please note that you will not receive a Certificate of Completion if you choose to Audit....
Genomic Data Science

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