Bioinformatics Specialization on Coursera

What you will learn from this course?

Finding Hidden Messages in DNA (Bioinformatics I)
– Week 1: Welcome!
– Week 2: Finding Replication Origins
– Week 3: Hunting for Regulatory Motifs
– Week 4: How Rolling Dice Helps Us Find Regulatory Motifs
– Week 5: Bioinformatics Application Challenge

Genome Sequencing (Bioinformatics II)
– Week 1: Introduction to Genome Sequencing
– Week 2: Applying Euler’s Theorem to Assemble Genomes
– Week 3: Sequencing Antibiotics
– Week 4: From Ideal to Real Spectra for Antibiotics Sequencing
– Week 5: Bioinformatics Application Challenge!

Comparing Genes, Proteins, and Genomes (Bioinformatics III)
– Week 1: Introduction to Sequence Alignment
– Week 2: From Finding a Longest Path to Aligning DNA Strings
– Week 3: Advanced Topics in Sequence Alignment
– Week 4: Genome Rearrangements and Fragility
– Week 5: Applying Genome Rearrangement Analysis to Find Genome Fragility
– Week 6: Bioinformatics Application Challenge

Molecular Evolution (Bioinformatics IV)
– Week 1: Introduction to Evolutionary Tree Construction
– Week 2: More Algorithms for Constructing Trees from Distance Matrices
– Week 3: Constructing Evolutionary Trees from Characters
– Week 4: Bird Cases
– Week 5: Resolving the T. rex Peptides Mystery?
– Week 6: Bioinformatics Application Challenge

Genomic Data Science and Clustering (Bioinformatics V)
– Week 1: Introduction to Clustering Algorithms
– Week 2: Advanced Clustering Techniques
– Week 3: Introductory Algorithms in Population Genetics

Finding Mutations in DNA and Proteins (Bioinformatics VI)
– Week 1: Introduction to Read Mapping
– Week 2: The Burrows-Wheeler Transform
– Week 3: Speeding Up Burrows-Wheeler Read Mapping
– Week 4: Introduction to Hidden Markov Models
– Week 5: Profile HMMs for Sequence Alignment
– Week 6: Bioinformatics Application Challenge

Bioinformatics Capstone: Big Data in Biology
– Week 1: Identifying the Culprit in a Food Poisoning Outbreak
– Week 2: Comparing Gene Expression in Tissue Samples with RNA-Seq
– Week 3: Weighing the Pros and Cons of Whole Genome and Whole Exome Sequencing on a Human Sample

Certification : Yes
Time to complete : 10 months
Cost : $49 per month after 7-day free trial, can audit for free (no certificate).
Course Level : Expert
Language : English