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    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

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 21 days
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      3 weeks, 8-10 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
  • 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

Lecturers

  • Phillip Compeau - Assistant Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Pavel Pevzner - Ronald R. Taylor Professor of Computer Science, The University of California, San Diego

English Language Requirements

This programme requires 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 Applies to you

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

    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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Funding

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