• Application Deadline
  • 28 days
    Duration

About

Building a fully-fledged algorithm to assemble genomes from DNA fragments on a real dataset is an enormous challenge with major demand in the multi-billion dollar biotech industry.

In the Algorithms and Data Structures Capstone Certificate, which is part of Algorithms and Data Structures MicroMasters Program from EdX in partnership with University of California, San Diego - UC San DiegoX, we will take the training wheels off and let you design your own optimized software program for genome sequencing.

This big data challenge will cover the entire MicroMasters program. After a brief introduction to the steps required to build a genome assembler, we will let you take steps on your own to start working with real data taken from a sequencing machine and see if you can design genome assembly software that can compete with popular software used in hundreds of sequencing labs around the world every day.

What you'll learn

  • Graph algorithms
  • Algorithms for genome assembly
  • Algorithm optimization

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 28 days
    • Intensity 10 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      4 weeks, 8-10 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

This big data challenge will cover the entire program. After a brief introduction to the steps required to build a genome assembler, we will let you take steps on your own to start working with real data taken from a sequencing machine and see if you can design genome assembly software that can compete with popular software used in hundreds of sequencing labs around the world every day.

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 Applies to you

    150 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 150 USD for the full programme and a duration of 28 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 28 days.
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Funding

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