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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Bioinformatics Specialization on Coursera

The University of California, San Diego has released the Bioinformatics Specialization on Coursera (https://www.coursera.org/specialization/bioinformatics/34), a series of six courses aimed at teaching bioinformatics to a wide audience.

The six courses will culminate in a Capstone project featuring a series of challenges in biological big data that have been sponsored and partly developed by Illumina.

The Bioinformatics Specialization features two learner tracks: a "biologist track" aimed at students who have not yet learned how to program but who want to gain experience with using existing bioinformatics applications; and a "hacker track" aimed at experienced programmers who want to see how sophisticated algorithms can be applied to modern biological problems.

The print companion of the Bioinformatics Specialization is Bioinformatics Algorithms: An Active Learning Approach (http://bioinformaticsalgorithms.com), whose second edition is being released.
URL: https://www.coursera.org/specialization/bioinformatics/34

Contact Person: Phillip Compeau (pcompeau@eng.ucsd.edu)


  1. This is good news. Coursera is nice platform to study, to get knowledge. I used to study there foreign languages. I think the emergence of the Bioinformatics Specialization is good for people who are studying in this sphere. I am sure they can get a lot of knowledge, studying on this courses.

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