Journey to the Frontier of Computational Biology
Master bioinformatics software and computational approaches in modern biology.
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Finding Hidden Messages in DNA (Bioinformatics I)Upcoming session: Oct 23
- 4-10 hours/week
About the CourseNamed a top 50 MOOC of all time by Class Central! This course begins a series of classes illustrating the power of computing in modern biology. Please join us on the frontier of bioinformatics to look for hidden messages in DNA without ever ne
Genome Sequencing (Bioinformatics II)Upcoming session: Oct 23
- English, Chinese (Simplified)
About the CourseYou may have heard a lot about genome sequencing and its potential to usher in an era of personalized medicine, but what does it mean to sequence a genome? Biologists still cannot read the nucleotides of an entire genome as you would read a book from b
Comparing Genes, Proteins, and Genomes (Bioinformatics III)Upcoming session: Oct 23
About the CourseOnce we have sequenced genomes in the previous course, we would like to compare them to determine how species have evolved and what makes them different. In the first half of the course, we will compare two short biological sequences, such as genes (i.e
Molecular Evolution (Bioinformatics IV)Upcoming session: Oct 23
About the CourseIn the previous course in the Specialization, we learned how to compare genes, proteins, and genomes. One way we can use these methods is in order to construct a "Tree of Life" showing how a large collection of related organisms have evolved over t
Genomic Data Science and Clustering (Bioinformatics V)Upcoming session: Oct 30
About the CourseHow do we infer which genes orchestrate various processes in the cell? How did humans migrate out of Africa and spread around the world? In this class, we will see that these two seemingly different questions can be addressed using similar algorit
Finding Mutations in DNA and Proteins (Bioinformatics VI)Upcoming session: Oct 23
About the CourseIn previous courses in the Specialization, we have discussed how to sequence and compare genomes. This course will cover advanced topics in finding mutations lurking within DNA and proteins. In the first half of the course, we would like to ask how an indi
Bioinformatics Capstone: Big Data in BiologyUpcoming session: Jan 1
- 3 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
About the Capstone ProjectIn this course, you will learn how to use the BaseSpace cloud platform developed by Illumina (our industry partner) to apply several standard bioinformatics software approaches to real biological data. In particular, in a series of App