This course provided me a very quick overview of all the core concepts pertaining to DNA sequencing. It is very well organized, crystal clear demonstration of concepts and I really enjoyed the course.
Very good course this is. Just a little advice, please make the quiz questions more clear and more specific because one shouldn't waste time to understand a question which is very easy to implement.
por John C•
Well explained, clear lectures with challenging homework assignments. Coming into it as a biologist was challenging since the course is designed for computer scientists, and if you are a newbie to programming you will most likely need to spend significant time outside of the course materials. The course would be hugely improved by providing examples of ideal code once students have passed the relevant quizzes/homeworks - at least then you can compare your own work to ideal code, and learn a good approach, rather than potentially take away a flawed one.
por Roman C•
This course gives a good introduction to some basic algorithms.
The standards it sets for students, however, is very low. They ask you to download an already written piece of Python code and change a line or two.
To get the most out of this course, I recommend implementing all the algorithms yourself, perhaps even in a different language.
"Algorithms on Strings, Trees and Sequences" by Dan Gusfield will be very useful for that.
por Deleted A•
Very engaging and interesting course! Ben Langmead explains concepts very clearly and has clean, well-structured presentations. Enough biological background is provided even for individuals with no experience with genomics. What I found most helpful about the course is that the Jupyter Notebooks from the lectures are freely available on GitHub.
por Geoffrey K•
I was completely new to Python when I started this course - and the good news is I learned enough to complete! (Yay!)
I suspect I'd have given the course 5 stars had I started with slightly more Python knowledge.
Still, the feeling of having got through is sweet all the same!!
por chunchao z•
The lectures are really excellent. Things that could be improved are coding instructions. These clips are not always as clear as lectures. My suggesting is using some graphs, examples, or pseudo code when writing the python codes.
por David B•
It is well explained. More space to programming practical exercise is suggested.Very intriguing Programming Homework! You have to apply all the python knowledge you have learned so far and also the one you have still to learn :)
If you do not have a coding background, you might find the homeworks hard but the practicals in the course are very helpful.
por Valdir B J•
Very good lectures. Some of the homework assignments were kind of hard though (and no help in the discussion forums).
por Ana P•
Great teaching, very interesting content. Only missing some checking of the contents (homework pages especially).
por CAROLINA I H F•
Useful and really good, maybe complicated for those who are new at programming, but well worth it.
por Horațiu P•
Awesome course. I recommend it to all how like programming and biology, specially DNA.
por Nikhil Y•
It was a really good course to start in the field of computational genomics.
por SHAN Z K•
It's better to get familiar with python and start the class
por Melkaye M•
I wish you explained the practicals in more detail.
por Ulises O G L•
I think more background about programming is needed
It's a little bit hard for the fresh guys
por Catherine J•
por HARSHIT J•
The course is quite interesting and the instructors are very skilful in teaching and explaining. The sad part about the course is that the course is an ABANDONED one (like all the other courses in the specialization) i.e there is no active course staff or any instructor for help and you're pretty much on your own. Also, it requires quite an amount of mental exertion and I would HIGHLY recommend you to not take this course unless you have a good grasp of Algorithms on String and Networks. For someone with some background of Algorithms like me, the course is quite enjoyable.
por Nelea R•
Little support from peers or mentors in this class.
por SiefElDin S•
Explanation barely helps in the assignments and I don't have time to spend hours on the internet to compensate for this lacking course. Not to mention that some questions are either poorly explained or poorly written.
por Badr E A•
it is so difficult for the beginner biologists, without help from the professionals I would not pass in the homeworks.
por Jennifer R•
Very difficult and the moderators do not help at all.