Created by:  University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado System, University of California, San Diego

  • Rob Knight

    Taught by:  Rob Knight, Professor

    Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering. Director, Center for Microbiome Innovation, University of California, San Diego

  • Dr.  Jessica L. Metcalf

    Taught by:  Dr. Jessica L. Metcalf, Senior Research Associate

    BioFrontiers Institute

  • Dr. Katherine R. Amato

    Taught by:  Dr. Katherine R. Amato, Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Department of Anthropology, BioFrontiers Institute
Language
English, Subtitles: Catalan
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University of Colorado Boulder
CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.
University of Colorado System
The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond.
University of California, San Diego
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 of 443 ratings

Learned heaps! Thanks very much for a great experience. :)

Great combination of theory and practice - and also very pragmatic. Even for someone with a no-science background.

This was the most interesting course I have taken so far with Coursera.

The Microbiome popularity right now is high and there is so much hype about it, I appreciated being able to find out what it is really all about. I look forward to learning more and now being able to weed out myth from reality.

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