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.
교육 기관: Puneet K•
Apr 11, 2019
in between the course the continuity breaks and also it jumps to a sudden high level
교육 기관: Nihar S•
Mar 14, 2019
It was definitely interesting and quite challenging. But in my opinion it is a little hard for beginners. I am glad I did it though. Looking forward to the specialization.
교육 기관: Carlos M•
Jan 24, 2019
excellent introduction, which was at an appropriate level for my experience (lots of programming in languages other than python, and just a cursory understanding of genomics).
교육 기관: Kerry•
Jan 15, 2019
This is a poor course for Python beginners. There are two things going on here -- CodeAcademy, which has a nicely thought out, clear explanation of basic Python programming. Then there is STEPTIK--the big problem is that the very basic programming instruction in CodeAcademy does provide adequate background to successfully solve the problems in STEPTIK. The STEPTIK section should build on/fill in the gap between what we learned in Python and we need to still learn to complete the problems. Many of the solutions provided in the solutions forum use coding that was not introduced to us in CodeAcademy.
This course may work for computer programmers who want to explore Bioinformatics. After trying twice to complete Week 1, I finally gave up. What's the point if I have to copy solutions from the Solutions forum (that I don't understand) to proceed? I'm glad I did not purchase the course before I tried out Week 1.
교육 기관: Aquil•
Jan 14, 2019
I really enjoyed the class, however, I have two complaints/recommendations.
1. Much of the content seems geared towards biologist/life science professionals who have a strong grasp on the concepts being presented. I am a software developer with little background in the life sciences, much of what was discussed as it relates to biological processes was new to me. It would have been nice to have had a companion document for the biology side of the course, similar to the Python programming companion.
2. Successfully completing work in Week 4 depends on successfully completing the "GreedyMotifSearch", I didn't search the forum or FAQ too much, but providing more visible support for people who get the correct answer, but exceed the time limit might be useful. I was able to easily identify my problem using a line profiler, but those new to Python may not know "Best Practices" for optimizing code.
Anyway, that's it. Thanks.
교육 기관: Kshitij S•
Dec 23, 2018
The course was fairly interesting and I had a lot of fun in completing it. The only problem I had with the course was with its python aspect. Apart from that, it was amazing!
교육 기관: Markella M•
Jul 19, 2019
When it comes to the subject and the learning outcomes, I would rate 5/5. However the methods and the exercises would rate quite lower. Often it's really hard to understand what is wrong with your submissions and the hints given are minimal, so it's not uncommon to be stuck in an exercise for hours not knowing what you're doing wrong. It might be an entry level course but the material is quite demanding if you don't have a programming background. It was the second time I attempted it, the first one was a couple of years ago and I gave up after the first week. This is why I would say that the time required for the completion of this course is wildly understated. Other than that, as a biology graduate I found the skills learned during this course precious. I got hold of some basic Python commands, learned how to implement them to answer questions of biological nature and started thinking a little bit like a programmer. If you have the time and the patience, I would recommend this course.
교육 기관: David G•
Jul 18, 2019
Very interesting course. Thanks for putting it together.
교육 기관: Yash G•
Jul 10, 2019
A lot to learn, but still not very east for sure
교육 기관: Juris L•
Jul 07, 2019
Amazing course with amazing pace and approach. Would recommend just one thing: describe and illustrate a bit more.
교육 기관: Om P•
Jul 02, 2019
Very informative, easy to follow, wonderful lessons, I could go on and on. This course really helped open up my mind to this wonderful field at the intersection of bio and comp sci.
교육 기관: 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.
교육 기관: 姜凌瀚•
Jun 24, 2019
The design of class is very sophisticated, which is quite friendly to beginners. Looking forward to the rest classes.
교육 기관: Caroline C•
Jun 13, 2019
I already have python background so it is good for me. Maybe not suitable for beginner who doesn't touch python before.
교육 기관: Noa G•
May 23, 2019
great introduction, not too hard, great explanations and videos allowing for repetition of content for a better understanding
교육 기관: Aditya P•
May 10, 2019
There was some really interesting information covered in this course. However, the programming assignments and explanations seemed unpolished, there were lots of typos or explanations that were simply unclear and confusing, and the randomized algorithm section made it unclear whether I was getting the coding exercises wrong due to a mistake in my coding or whether it was due to the random nature of the algorithm. Having us use a random seed for these algorithms would have cleared things up. Overall, OK introduction to the specialization, but I'm hoping the courses in the specialization will be better prepared.
교육 기관: Zsuzsanna Z•
Apr 30, 2019
You have to be very dedicated and have high frustration tolerance if you are actually a beginner in programming. This course expects you to complete the Codecademy Python Course in advance (which will take you several weeks) but it still won´t be enough to really keep up with the bioinformatics concepts that are introduced. Also, the explanations in the course itself are very, very rudimental, although the optional videos do a better job here.
All in all, I am glad I had the possibility for learning something new and I fought myself through the course but please don´t believe that it´s suitable for beginners.
교육 기관: Lawrence L•
Apr 28, 2019
Good Intro to Python for Bioinformatics.
교육 기관: Crisamei M•
Apr 18, 2019
Fun and easy to follow course! And the instructor is not boring :D
교육 기관: Irina U•
Mar 14, 2019
it was challenging, but interesting with very exciting code challenges! however, i really wish the theory was explained in a more visual manner. i believe that would increase the understanding of the concepts described there, because as for me, i don't yet feel confident with the theoretical basics of the course. though i got much more confident with python programming - practical part was much easier for me.
anyway, i'm VERY GRATEFUL to the creators of the course for providing me with this awesome opportunity to familiarize myself with Bioinformatics.
교육 기관: María A B•
Feb 17, 2019
I have learnt a lot, but sometimes I missed some help or feedback.
교육 기관: Daniel H•
Feb 12, 2019
A very interesting course, but perhaps not necessarily for "begginer" programmers.
교육 기관: Achala S K•
Feb 08, 2019
it was enjoyable
교육 기관: Sophie A•
Feb 07, 2019
Not at all for beginners. A coding background is necessary to make any sense of the material.
교육 기관: Shivam S•
Feb 01, 2019
Great introduction to the field of bioinformatics.