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Introduction to Genomic Data Science

University of California, San Diego (UCSD), United States
Language course is: English
Focus: Bioinformatics
Target audience education / assumed knowledge: None
Educational certification/accreditation status: None
Professional certification/accreditation status: None
Degree Offered: n/a (<1 mths)

Key characteristics of program:
Course allowing students to understand basics of genomic data science, applying introductory algorithms to find surprisingly deep results in DNA analysis.

The crux of the course is implementing these algorithms, but the text powering the course is an interactive tutoring system, featuring beginner modules that allow students to learn to program while they apply what they are learning to real applications in modern biology.
Program Goals:
In the first half of this course, we'll investigate DNA replication, and ask the question, where in the genome does DNA replication begin? You will learn how to answer this question for many bacteria using straightforward algorithms to look for hidden messages in the genome.

In the second half of the course, we'll examine a different biological question, and ask which DNA patterns play the role of molecular clocks. The cells in your body manage to maintain a circadian rhythm, but how is this achieved on the level of DNA? Once again, we will see that by knowing which hidden messages to look for, we can start to understand the amazingly complex language of DNA. Perhaps surprisingly, we will apply randomized algorithms to solve problems.

Additional Information
Year Program Established: 2018
Course/tuition costs: Free
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: No

Average number of applicants per year: 5000
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 5000
Average number of incoming students per year: 5000
Average number of graduates per year: 0

Program URL: http://www.edx.org/course/introduction-genomic-data-science-uc-san-diegox-cse181-1x
Contact Person: Pavel Pevzner ( [javascript protected email address])

Last updated: Dec 26, 2017

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