About the Course
How do we sequence and compare genomes? How do we identify the genetic basis for disease? How do we construct an evolutionary Tree of Life for all species on Earth?
When you complete this Specialization, you will learn how to answer many questions in modern biology that have become inseparable from the computational approaches used to solve them. You will also obtain a toolkit of existing software resources built on these computational approaches and that are used by thousands of biologists every day in one of the fastest-growing fields in science.
Although this Specialization centres on computational topics, you do not need to know how to program in order to complete it. If you are interested in programming, we feature an “Honors Track” (called “hacker track” in previous runs of the course). The Honors Track allows you to implement the bioinformatics algorithms that you will encounter along the way in dozens of automatically graded coding challenges. By completing the Honors Track, you will be a bioinformatics software professional!
Skills you will gain
- Whole Genome Sequencing
- Viterbi Algorithm
- Suffix Tree
- Python Programming
- Unweighted Pair Group Method with Arithmetic Mean (UPGMA)
- Bioinformatics Algorithms
- Dynamic Programming
- Graph Theory
There are 7 Courses in this Specialization
- Finding Hidden Messages in DNA (Bioinformatics I)
- Genome Sequencing (Bioinformatics II)
- Comparing Genes, Proteins, and Genomes (Bioinformatics III)
- Molecular Evolution (Bioinformatics IV)
- Genomic Data Science and Clustering (Bioinformatics V)
- Finding Mutations in DNA and Proteins (Bioinformatics VI)
Bioinformatics Capstone: Big Data in Biology
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