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 Daniel D•
The material of the course is simply exquisitely presented. The concepts are clear, easy to grasp. You won't be a bioinformatician after doing this course, but you'll make the first step.
par Maxwell S•
Excellent course. The Stepik grading could use a couple of tweaks and perhaps a bit more debugging, but it was an excellent blend of bioinformatics, molecular biology, and programming.
par Valeriya K•
Overall, the course is great. However, in the week 4, the quality of pseudocode is not as good, it is much harder to follow. Would love to have had a more extensive explanation.
par Qianhao L•
The algorithms mentioned in this course are explained very well. But still a little bit of programming language is needed. Look forward to the advanced courses.
par Mihai P•
Nice and recommended.
(The final exam was a bit tedious though, with many points repeatedly given simply for "uploading the logo" and not much creative leeway)
par Ahmed A•
Extremely helpful. This course is not limited to teaching us to use Bioinformatic Tools, it also helps us understand deeply the ways in which the tools work.
par Ali J•
If you have problems, go ahead and take Biology Meets Programming: Bioinformatics (University of California San Diego)... Highly suggest that
par Andrew C•
I feel this was a good introduction to bioinformatics. It can be a little confusing sometimes, but there was nothing I could not figure out in the end
par Jeet N•
Please be clear while explaining the course. it not clear what are they trying to explain and it takes a lot time for us to figure it out.
par Oluwafemi O•
I really enjoyed the course, most especially the code challenges in the honors track. Thanks to the tutors for this wonderful course!
par Mhd Y Y•
A GOOD START TO LEARN BIOINFORMATICS, AND ITS ALGORITHMS.
YOU SHOULD HAVE SOME PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING.
par Sumant K•
Excellent introduction of Bioinformatics to computer scientist. I am committed for the long haul now, on learning Bioinformatics.
par Sonam K•
Loved how hands-on and interactive this course is! I learnt python side-by-side with this course, and it was definitely worth it!
par Oscar J O R•
Really nice and clear course. The hands-on learning is fundamental to create a smooth transition between algorithms and biology.
par Ivo P•
Well prepared course although sometimes tough due to algorithmization tasks even for people with programming background.
par Hao-Wen S•
The course was challenging and the workload was heavy (for the honors track). Yet very rewarding in the end - thank you!
par Borislav M•
This course offers in terms of knowledge and programming far more than I had expected. Very satisfied with it.
par Amila R•
This is an awesome approach to learn bioinformatics things. Very concise and detailed (not boring) teaching!!
par Patricio C G A•
Excellent! Recommended for any professional in the field that needs a truly understanding of Bioinformatics.
par vibha h•
Wonderful course for anyone who wants to explore bioinformatics. I really liked the programming assignments.
par Naveen P•
Very well structured and informative. Got a good understanding of motifs finding and its related algorithms
par Dr S C•
A great introduction to this topic. I really felt I came away from this course with some useful skills.
par Víctor G J•
I've had lots of fun and I've learnt some of the foundations of Bioinformatics. I couldn't expect more.
par Alex M•
The interactive lessons are excellent! Especially with the optional break-out lessons to dive deeper.
par Olaf W•
Great content, very well structured. Loved the interactive text with the graded coding exercises.