• Application Deadline
  • 21 days
    Duration

About

In the Graph Algorithms in Genome Sequencing Certificate, part of the Algorithms and Data Structures MicroMasters Program from University of California, San Diego - UC San DiegoX, you will learn how graph algorithms are used in two fundamental problems in modern biology:

  • How do we sequence a genome?
  • How do we construct an evolutionary “Tree of Life?"

In the first part of the course, you will learn how genome sequencing relies on using a graph to assemble millions of tiny DNA fragments into a contiguous genome. We will then shift gears and learn how to construct an evolutionary tree of life from genome data.

What you'll learn

  • Graph algorithms
  • Algorithms for genome assembly
  • Phylogenetics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 21 days
    • Intensity 10 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      3 weeks, 8-10 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Week 1: Introduction to Genome Sequencing and Graphs
  • Weeks 2 and 3: Assembling Genomes from Tiny Fragments

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of:

  • at least one programming language: loops, arrays, stacks, recursion.
  • mathematics: proof by induction, proof by contradiction.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    150 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 150 USD for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • National

    150 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 150 USD for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
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