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Comentários e feedback de alunos de Biology Meets Programming: Bioinformatics for Beginners da instituição Universidade da Califórnia, San Diego

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Sobre o curso

Are you interested in learning how to program (in Python) within a scientific setting? This course will cover algorithms for solving various biological problems along with a handful of programming challenges helping you implement these algorithms in Python. It offers a gently-paced introduction to our Bioinformatics Specialization (, preparing learners to take the first course in the Specialization, "Finding Hidden Messages in DNA" ( Each of the four weeks in the course will consist of two required components. First, an interactive textbook provides Python programming challenges that arise from real biological problems. If you haven't programmed in Python before, not to worry! We provide "Just-in-Time" exercises from the Codecademy Python track ( And each page in our interactive textbook has its own discussion forum, where you can interact with other learners. Second, each week will culminate in a summary quiz. Lecture videos are also provided that accompany the material, but these videos are optional....

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17 de Abr de 2016

I give this course 5 star because I did Bioinformatics I and I totally enjoy it.\n\nThis is where programming can be fun, and practical, and you'll learn some basic biology too.\n\nWhat's not to love?

15 de Ago de 2017

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.

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por Prem T

17 de Jun de 2020

I am gonna be honest .if you are a beginner level in python please make sure to practice some more or gain some more experience in python before beginning with this

por Damian D

30 de Abr de 2020

It managed to keep me interested in learning programming to solve biological questions. As a biologist its the most I can ask from any such course. Thanks a lot.

por Wang Z

23 de Jun de 2020


por Maria A H L

6 de Mai de 2020

Really good, but in Stepik it should be easier to know the mistakes you have made when you enter the code. But I learned very much thanks to this course.

por Kalaivani

11 de Fev de 2020

I am a biotechnology student and this course helped me to approach a biology problem from programming angle. It is a very great course to begin with

por Ratthachat C

16 de Out de 2017

Great beginner bioinformatics course for computer scientists (note that I have no Python experience before, but it can be learnt from this course)!

por JUN D

31 de Mai de 2017

Enjoyed learning this class although it is challenging. It will be better if it won't cost anything for get a certificate after finish the class.

por monica j

21 de Mai de 2017

excellent for beginners, very informative and encourages we learners to take specialization in Bioinformatics. thank you all the instructors !

por Ria S

1 de Mai de 2020

Gives a perfect insight into Bioinformatics and is very interesting. Even if you do not know to program you will be able to understand it.

por Nicholas A

4 de Jun de 2017

Excellent introduction to coding in Python, as well as a great refresher on some key biological concepts and their use in bioinformatics.

por Hieu D L

11 de Mai de 2017

It's great to basically understand how to use programming language (Python) to handle biology issues. I learn a lot from this course.

por Emanuele C

6 de Set de 2016

Thanks for this nice course.

I would recommend to avoid exercises with very long calculations that cause time-limit problems.


por aarushi r

21 de Out de 2019

It really enhanced my programming skills and a good course for anyone who wants to start a fresh with programming and biosciences.

por David A L G

4 de Set de 2017

This course is perfect as a first approximation to codes and algorithms in Bioinformatics. It will fit very well for begginers!!

por Noa G

23 de Mai de 2019

great introduction, not too hard, great explanations and videos allowing for repetition of content for a better understanding

por Brian B

21 de Jun de 2017

Excellent intro to Bioinformatics - the course is not afraid of asking some seemingly tough questions and I took a lot away.

por Jiseok L

20 de Fev de 2020

Overall very good introduction to Bioinformatics and python coding, but some materials and explanations are not very clear.

por Sara M V

10 de Fev de 2017

It was a really interesting course! Some exercises were challenging but it was very rewarding when you found the solution.

por Song C

3 de Abr de 2018

Very specific introduction ranging from molecular basis to a appropriate intro of info theory. Good course to begin with!

por Mauro G C

7 de Jan de 2018

I really the course. However, if you are an engineer you will have some problems to understand some biological concepts.

por 姜凌瀚

24 de Jun de 2019

The design of class is very sophisticated, which is quite friendly to beginners. Looking forward to the rest classes.

por Gabriel C F

29 de Jun de 2019

Estou gostando bastante do curso. O conteúdo é rico em informações que no final ajudam a ir atrás de mais conteúdo.

por Juris L

7 de Jul de 2019

Amazing course with amazing pace and approach. Would recommend just one thing: describe and illustrate a bit more.

por Daniel C

4 de Abr de 2017

A very entertaining way to learn programming and applying this new acquired knowledge to real problems in biology.

por Sim K H

12 de Mai de 2020

In this course, I learnt how to think and code logically in order to computationally solve a biological question.