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About the Course

The past 15 years have been exciting ones in plant biology. Hundreds of plant genomes have been sequenced, RNA-seq has enabled transcriptome-wide expression profiling, and a proliferation of "-seq"-based methods has permitted protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions to be determined cheaply and in a high-throughput manner. These data sets in turn allow us to generate hypotheses at the click of a mouse or tap of a finger. In Plant Bioinformatics on, we covered 33 plant-specific online tools from genome browsers to transcriptomic data mining to promoter/network analyses and others, and in this Plant Bioinformatics Capstone we'll use these tools to hypothesize a biological role for a gene of unknown function, summarized in a written lab report. This course is part of a Plant Bioinformatics Specialization on Coursera, which introduces core bioinformatic competencies and resources, such as NCBI's Genbank, Blast, multiple sequence alignments, phylogenetics in Bioinformatic Methods I, followed by protein-protein interactions, structural bioinformatics and RNA-seq analysis in Bioinformatic Methods II, in addition to the plant-specific concepts and tools introduced in Plant Bioinformatics and the Plant Bioinformatics Capstone. This course/capstone was developed with funding from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Arts and Science Open Course Initiative Fund (OCIF) and was implemented by Eddi Esteban, Will Heikoop and Nicholas Provart. Asher Pasha programmed a gene ID randomizer....

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By Dr. S D

Jun 2, 2020

A challenging course unlike the first three, which compels you to use all the possible plant databases and tools available online to assign the function to an unknown gene sequence. It will definitely many who seek to pursue genomics studies. Nick is a wonderful mentor who takes time everyday to answer our every query. Great course!

By Hewan D

Jun 23, 2020

Excellent bioinformatic training and experience. It gave me confidence in how to do the online work. Thank you.

By Anushka B T

Jul 13, 2020

Great experience on using of bioinfrmatics!

By Ruchita K

Jun 9, 2020


By Kafeel A

Apr 9, 2023

Excellent Course

By Oluwafemi A

Jun 6, 2023

The course was quite enlightening and educative. It has provided me with more information about other plant databases apart from NCBI that I know of.

Thank you.

By Sanket B

Oct 8, 2021

You should add some videos for better understanding

By Metehan Ü

Mar 4, 2024

For other courses in the specialization, they were great and quite effective to teach bioinformatic methods. But this last one is just for professionals. Other courses can teach basic concepts and tools to beginners or bachelor degree students. But to complete this last one, I guess we need to be at least doing our master degree.