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Journey to the Frontier of Computational Biology

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Join Us in a Top 50 MOOC of All Time! 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 Specialization, 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! Learn more about the Bioinformatics Specialization (including why we are wearing these crazy outfits) by watching our introductory video. You can purchase the Specialization's print companion, Bioinformatics Algorithms: An Active Learning Approach, from the textbook website. Our first course, "Finding Hidden Messages in DNA", was named a top-50 MOOC of all time by Class Central!

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Hours 180
Instructors Pavel Pevzner, Phillip E. C. Compeau, Phillip Compeau, Nikolay Vyahhi
Language English
Subjects Programming Science
Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

Researcher u2013 Computational Neurodynamics Lab $42k

RESEARCH SPECIALIST COMPUTATIONAL MEMORY LAB $43k

Computational Scientist Contractor $62k

Undergraduate Computational Researcher $68k

Computational Chemistry & Molecular Design $88k

Associate Computational Biologist 2 $95k

Computational Linguist Job $123k

Scientific Leader,Computational Scientist/Engineer, TSci $127k

Computational Lithography $141k

Courses in this Specialization

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Feb
11

Finding Hidden Messages in DNA (Bioinformatics I)

Named a top 50 MOOC of all time by Class Central! This course begins a series of classes illustrating the power of computing in modern biology. Please join us on the frontier of...

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Genome Sequencing (Bioinformatics II)

You may have heard a lot about genome sequencing and its potential to usher in an era of personalized medicine, but what does it mean to sequence a genome? Biologists still...

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Comparing Genes, Proteins, and Genomes (Bioinformatics III)

Once we have sequenced genomes in the previous course, we would like to compare them to determine how species have evolved and what makes them different. In the first half of the...

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11

Molecular Evolution (Bioinformatics IV)

In the previous course in the Specialization, we learned how to compare genes, proteins, and genomes. One way we can use these methods is in order to construct a "Tree of Life"...

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Feb
18

Genomic Data Science and Clustering (Bioinformatics V)

How do we infer which genes orchestrate various processes in the cell? How did humans migrate out of Africa and spread around the world? In this class, we will see that these two...

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Finding Mutations in DNA and Proteins (Bioinformatics VI)

In previous courses in the Specialization, we have discussed how to sequence and compare genomes. This course will cover advanced topics in finding mutations lurking within DNA...

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Feb
25

Bioinformatics Capstone: Big Data in Biology

In this course, you will learn how to use the BaseSpace cloud platform developed by Illumina (our industry partner) to apply several standard bioinformatics software approaches to...

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University of California San Diego

From University of California San Diego via Coursera
Hours 180
Instructors Pavel Pevzner, Phillip E. C. Compeau, Phillip Compeau, Nikolay Vyahhi
Language English
Subjects Programming Science
Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

Researcher u2013 Computational Neurodynamics Lab $42k

RESEARCH SPECIALIST COMPUTATIONAL MEMORY LAB $43k

Computational Scientist Contractor $62k

Undergraduate Computational Researcher $68k

Computational Chemistry & Molecular Design $88k

Associate Computational Biologist 2 $95k

Computational Linguist Job $123k

Scientific Leader,Computational Scientist/Engineer, TSci $127k

Computational Lithography $141k