Apr 18, 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?
Aug 16, 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.
von Morgan M•
Aug 07, 2017
Definitely challenging. If you are new to Python, you will need to do the CodeAcademy course and have a solid grasp of dictionaries, lists, and string manipulation. Even if you do know programming, you will likely spend more time than estimated on each week. I spent probably 8 hours per week. That said, it is extremely rewarding. I highly recommend this.
von Danny W•
Jun 09, 2016
An excellent course that is a great opportunity for anyone interested in bioinformatics, no previous experience is necessary but either a biological, mathematical or computing background will give you advantages in certain areas. Being a biologist I struggled at first and many of you may do the same but stick with it, work hard on it and you will be rewarded and it is incredibly satisfying.
Due to the practical coding nature of the course, each week can take up a lot of you time. Best if you have a few weeks free (e.g. a graduate student like me) so you can spend a few whole days of it but could be done before/after work if you are motivated and plug away at it each day - just something to keep in mind though, don't expect a light easy 1 hour a week course, it is intensive but in a good way. It can get frustrating, you will want to give up time and time again....but stick at it and you will have a shiny new Coursera certificate and a wealth of programming knowledge under your belt once you finish!
A massive two thumbs up for this course, one of the best ones out there that gives you real worthwhile skills that employers and academia want. Thanks to all the course staff for a great experience!
von Emanuele C•
Sep 06, 2016
Thanks for this nice course.
I would recommend to avoid exercises with very long calculations that cause time-limit problems.
von Satavisha R•
Jun 16, 2017
Amazing course. I learned plenty and can't wait to learn further more and apply the concepts to my work.
Feb 11, 2018
Fantastic course. If you are a Python beginner it is a great way to practise solving problems with Python. While also learning about DNA, which was absolutely fascinating.
von Aulia M•
Oct 09, 2016
Really helpful to understand basic bioinformatics.
von Gustavo J•
Dec 24, 2016
Very helpful and well designed, thank you !
Jul 02, 2017
Because of the course,UCSD is now my dream school!
von Brian B•
Jun 21, 2017
Excellent intro to Bioinformatics - the course is not afraid of asking some seemingly tough questions and I took a lot away.
von Martin H•
Jun 18, 2018
Great course. Its challenging but also very rewarding. Will try to keep up with the subsequent courses.
von Sara M V•
Feb 10, 2017
It was a really interesting course! Some exercises were challenging but it was very rewarding when you found the solution.
von Zhi N•
Feb 08, 2017
True introduction to Bioinf.
It helps a lot.
von Hleb P•
Jan 10, 2017
Good introduction to specialization
von Philipp M•
Aug 10, 2017
I really enjoyed this course! That's why I will definitely dive into the Bioinformatics Specialization. The presented material is well explained and the coding challenges are increasingly demanding and motivationally designed. Furthermore the instructors are always helpful pointing in the right direction without revealing too much.
Maybe a little advice: If you are completely new to programming or biology (or perhaps both) be prepaed to spend more than 4 h/week because you'll propably need more training time.
Sep 13, 2017
My major is biotechnology, I have learnt C program before and I quite enjoy programming, but my major courses have nearly nothing to do with programming, which made me worried about the waste of my knowledge. But now, I feel so excited and refreshed, cause I have learnt how to connect both subjects! And I want to say that this course is very clear with beautiful illustrations and has lots of expansion which can lead us to continue further study, though I have a problem that I can't watch the teaching video, what a pity~
And I'll definitely continue the following course: Bioinformatics Specialization!!!
Jun 18, 2017
It is a wonderful course! I
May 05, 2017
von Amine L•
Jul 04, 2017
von Jiashuai Z•
Feb 28, 2018
I learned a lot, especially programming
thought in Biology.
von Vidisha G•
Apr 22, 2017
Personally, I never believed I would enjoy coding, but I had a deep interest for biology. This course not only helped me develop an interest and grasp the basics of programming in python but also gave me an insight as to how I can use this knowledge I gained in various fields such as bioinformatics.
von Crisamei M•
Apr 18, 2019
Fun and easy to follow course! And the instructor is not boring :D
von Lawrence L•
Apr 28, 2019
Good Intro to Python for Bioinformatics.
von Noa G•
May 23, 2019
great introduction, not too hard, great explanations and videos allowing for repetition of content for a better understanding
Jun 24, 2019
The design of class is very sophisticated, which is quite friendly to beginners. Looking forward to the rest classes.
von Gabriel C F•
Jun 29, 2019
Estou gostando bastante do curso. O conteúdo é rico em informações que no final ajudam a ir atrás de mais conteúdo.