Proteins - Alignment, Analysis and Structure, Certificate

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

Proteins play a very important role in all organisms. In fact, most of the work that happens inside every cell happens because a specific protein is employed for a specific task. Often the three-dimensional shape of a protein plays a major role in its function. As such, it is important to know the structure of all proteins to have an idea of what function they perform.

The Proteins: Alignment, Analysis and Structure course is part of the Bioinformatics MicroMasters program from the University of Maryland University College - UMUCx.  

One of the jobs of a bioinformatician is to predict the three-dimensional structure of a protein using only the DNA sequence that encodes it as well as determining the effects of any mutations in the DNA on the three-dimensional structure/function.

In this course, part of the Bioinformatics MicroMasters program, you will learn about protein structure and its impact on function, practice aligning protein sequences to discover differences, and generate model structures of proteins using web and software-based approaches.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Part-time
    • Average duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      8-10 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

  • Analyze biological big data
  • How to align protein sequences to discover differences and determine structure  
  • Generate model structures of unknown proteins 

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

  • Undergraduate biology

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • Free International
  • Free National
  • Add a Verified Certificate for $249
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  • Valid until December 31st, 2017 for any free course + certificate upgrade

Funding

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