Course Description

The genomic era has fueled the generation of an enormous amount of biological data. This course will provide the theoretical foundation of the basic bioinformatics methods, ultimately facilitating the solution of biological problems. The course gives an overview of several important aspects of bioinformatics such as accessing genome assembly and gene prediction algorithms, molecular phylogenetics, genome comparison, and GWAS. It combines theoretical sections and practical examples allowing participants to gain experience in using various bioinformatics resources including software packages, tools, and algorithms. An important part of this course is an introduction to relevant open access computational resources and databases.

Learner Outcomes

When you complete the course successfully, you will be able to:

  • Search and retrieve data from NCBI genome databases: SRA, Genome, Assembly
  • Understand the basics of information theory and its application to genome analysis
  • Construct phylogenetics trees
  • Learn pathogens detection approaches
  • Use gene prediction methods
  • Use gene genome assembly methods
  • Learn examples of Bioinformatics application: Metagenom


This course applies toward the Bioinformatics Curiosity digital badge.

Textbook Information

Two textbooks are recommended:

1) Bioinformatics: An Introduction 3rd (2015) by Jeremy Ramsden
    ISBN: 9701814471673  |  $89.99 

2) Essential Bioinformatics (2006) by Jin Xiong  
    ISBN: 9780521600828  |  $107.00

Note: Please remove the textbooks at checkout using the appropriate discounts if you do not wish to purchase them.


This is a continuation of BIOF 518, Theoretical and Applied Bioinformatics: Genes and Proteins. The completion of BIOF 518 is highly recommended but not required. This basic course is designed for trainees and interested individuals in the fields of medicine, biology and related fields with little or no experience in bioinformatics. A basic background in biology is recommended to benefit most from the learning.

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Section Title
Theoretical and Applied Bioinformatics: Genomics and Metagenomics
Online Asynchronous
Oct 26, 2022 to Dec 13, 2022
Fee Includes All Costs
Eligible Discounts Can Be Applied at Checkout credit (2 Credits) $971.99
Available for Academic Credit
2 Credit(s)
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