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About

Journey to the Frontier of Computational Biology. Master bioinformatics software and computational approaches in modern biology with this Bioinformatics offered by Coursera in partnership with UC San Diego.

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Overview

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 Bioinformatics offered by Coursera in partnership with UC San Diego, 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 centers 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
  • Algorithms

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Finding Hidden Messages in DNA 
  • Genome Sequencing 
  • Comparing Genes, Proteins, and Genomes 
  • Molecular Evolution 
  • Genomic Data Science and Clustering 
  • Finding Mutations in DNA and Proteins
  • Bioinformatics Capstone: Big Data in Biology

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Beginner Level

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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  • National

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Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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