This course is very very good. Challenging at times. It does not hold your hand at all times and sometimes requires research to solve some of the problems, but I like the community and the approach.
Excellent introduction to bioinformatics. They put a lot of heart and thought into the design of the course. I will continue to use the concepts I've learned in and out of bioinformatics.
par Michael O•
Very nice course and information, but backend could be more polished. Many tasks (expecially about randomized algorithms) could fail even if you do 100% right. And very little debug information provided.
par Christiane A•
Fascinating subject where informatics and biology come together . By taking these courses you get a deep understanding of how research results are obtained by multidisciplinary teams.
par Dhivyaprakash N•
It was very tough and worth attempting it because I have given many numbers of attempts in all the quizzes but at every attempt, I could rectify my mistakes.
par Estefania E•
A good course and introduction. Some of the computer graded homework assignments need better explanations for the desired result set, to avoid frustration.
par Немытько В А•
Основной курс находится на Stepik, здесь же непродолжительные лекции которые полностью повторяются и раскрываются на Stepik что немного странно.
par Igor K•
Very interesting lectures and practical assignments. But in my opinion the capstone project is not too interesting for "computer" people.
The course was great. I would recommend it to anyone interested. There are a few things to fix, especially on the external toolkit.
par Shabnam S•
Some of the Stepik material needs to be updated and put in more clear and simpler language. Otherwise, great learning curve!
par ARUNESH N•
The programming assignments could have been described more appropriately otherwise the course material was quite great.
par Juana S L•
I couldn't finish successfully last question but I don't know why. I believe I understand the meaning of the question
par Cagdas U•
The answers are stale. MEME tool results don't match what they expect. It takes a while to find students to review.
Есть недоработки, но вместе с комментариями других учащихся, можно разобраться в сути заданий
par Nghia L•
Some parts are written in a way that is very hard to understand, but overall good course
par TeriLynn S•
The two platform format is quite complex. But the material is excellent!
par Jack C•
The course was very informative, but at points it was very confusing.
par Aditya B•
Very well explained for both biologists and computer scientists.
Best lecture to dive into Bioinformatics first time!
par Iqra A•
Not made for a biologist but for a programming man.
par Shiv H•
Good Course but at times difficult to understand.
par Nikhil Y•
it was an amazing course!!
par Meng Z•
The course is great!
par Todd T•
par Evgeny T•
To be completely honest, I was expecting more from this course. One big setback is that the course material does not really go into biochemical fundamentals of what is going on, and instead jumps straight into algorithms. This might work for someone with enough background in biology who needs to learn to code. I, on the other side, have already had some exposure to software development and algorithms, but when Pavel mentions gene expression and transcription I have a very vague idea what he is talking about.
par Wesley R•
Course was easy to follow and the explanations made sense from the instructors about half the time. The other half, the coding sections and pseudocode would be horribly confusing. The sections about random motif finding and gibbs sampling were particularly frustrating. I would say some coding experience is necessary to do well in this course in a reasonable timeframe.
par Hugo A M A•
It´s too dificult. It says that this course is for beginners, and during the course they assume that we know Python or any other programming language. I passed the first week of bioinformatics 1, but I gave up with the second week. I recommend first doing the course "Biology meets programming".