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?
A very good course for those who has some (at least a little) experience in programmimg! I really loved it, it was challenging sometimes, especially in the end, but I did it and learned a lot.
von Florencia M•
This is a very challenging course which taught me plenty but failed to explain some statistical thing with precision. Though, I really recommend it, but I would also advise people to lean some Python in advance
von Srinidi V•
Its a really interesting course.. Being from a computer and math background with interest in biology, this was a great inspiration. The tool helped me work and understand a lot. Its surely good for a beginner!
von Nielay S•
It was a very informative course!! but some technical and biological terms were hard to understand. It would've been much better if more detailed explanation was provided regarding the coding and the terms.
von Veronica Y•
It was challenging, but I learned a lot of tricks while coding. It will be useful if you teach how to install Python (Anaconda Spyder or Jupiter)
It took me more than 4 hours to complete all the tasks
von Ivan L•
A good course that gives an introduction to bioinformatics by applying programming in python. Overall, some of the challenges became difficult towards the end, but I definitely learned something.
von Jane D•
It was a challenging course but the support was good for the most part. There were some that I struggled a lot with and had to ask external help, but as a whole, the community was super helpful.
von Elias S•
Had a lot of fun doing this =)
Despite the fact that the images in the stepik.parts havnt been loaded at some times and the quizes kept annoying, when my computed answer should´ve been wrong :/
von Laura L•
Really liked the course and love the topic, however the algorithms section was very difficult and could use some more in depth explaining. Without that, I would not quantify it as "beginner".
von Marek B•
It's quite hard to complete this course without any knowledge of Python. I don't recommend it as introduction to programming. BUT as a course about bioinformatics it's great!
von Patrick V E•
In general a very good course. The problem is actually more that one is doing the programming too "mechanistically" by copy-pasting rather than having to think for one-self.
von Ioanna B•
Although a very good course, material and interesting topic, it can be quite challenging for a beginner. Nevertheless very happy and satisfied to have done and completed it!
von MacKenzie K•
You definitely need to complete the codecademy lessons or at least have Python experience before the end of week one for this course. Otherwise, I really enjoyed the course.
von sleimi w•
well I'm a biologist & this is my first time learning python .. I 've loved this course even though it becomes kinda difficult after week 2 but I've learned a lot from it
von Igor K•
A good introduction to computational aspects of bioinformatics. However, the pace of the course might seem too low if you have a strong computer science background.
von Nelson C B•
It is a great course. But stepik platform needs to be edited. There are some chapters with hard problems and typos, but if you work hard, you will learn a lot.
von Greg T•
A stimulating and engaging survey of elementary bioinformatics algorithms (searching and pattern matching) with the added bonus of practice with Python.
von Amanda F•
Great course, easy to follow. However, if you are new to coding, this can be a headache. Otherwise, awesome material and the videos were very helpful!
von Kyle B•
Difficult for beginners inexperienced in coding but so rewarding and extremely interesting! Awesome introduction into the field of bioinformatics
von Abdullah D S•
The course is alright. I learned a great deal from the challenges in the Stepik modules. The only issue is that the material is pretty dry.
von Rohan S•
Excellent course to learn Python programming and great way to learn very interesting topics in biology and be introduced to bioinformatics.
von dong c•
Novel knowledge and require some python base.More useful for leaners if printable handout with summarized information provided .
von Will V P•
Very technical.... I certainly would recommend this to someone with a prior experience in Biology. Regardless, very good course
von Caroline C•
I already have python background so it is good for me. Maybe not suitable for beginner who doesn't touch python before.
von Mohamed A•
Very good introductory course to new learners in bioinformatics or students who are just curious about this field.
von Afshin P•
This course was very effective for me.
It has a lot of details, and I need to review some issues agian