Created by:  University of California, San Diego

  • Pavel  Pevzner

    Taught by:  Pavel Pevzner, Professor

    Department of Computer Science and Engineering

  • Phillip Compeau

    Taught by:  Phillip Compeau, Visiting Researcher

    Department of Computer Science & Engineering
LevelBeginner
Language
English
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 of 284 ratings

I learned a lot from this difficult and time-consuming course! It covers biological concepts using Python. It made learning Python more interesting for me, since I have always loved biology.

Great experience for bioinformatics

I really enjoyed this course! That's why I will definitely dive into the Bioinformatics Specialization. The presented material is well explained and the coding challenges are increasingly demanding and motivationally designed. Furthermore the instructors are always helpful pointing in the right direction without revealing too much.

Maybe a little advice: If you are completely new to programming or biology (or perhaps both) be prepaed to spend more than 4 h/week because you'll propably need more training time.

You definitely need to complete the codecademy lessons or at least have Python experience before the end of week one for this course. Otherwise, I really enjoyed the course.