Bacterial Genomes: From DNA to Protein Function Using Bioinformatics
Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences
  • Start Date: 26 Nov, 2018
  • 2 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Use bioinformatics to explore DNA sequences and protein functions, to find the determinants of virulence in microbes.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

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Join us in our quest to discover what makes microbes dangerous. Use bioinformatics to probe genomes, to explore and represent DNA and protein sequences. Then, use databases to find protein sequences’ conserved domains and investigate their functions.


The course will be of interest to undergraduates, post-graduates, researchers, bioinformaticians, biomedical researchers, microbiologists, healthcare professionals and all those who are interested in learning about the underlying mechanisms of bacterial disease, DNA sequences and protein data, or how to use online analytical tools to probe genomes.


The topics covered in this course are applicable to the genomes of all organisms. It is not essential to have previous knowledge or experience in bioinformatics. Scientific terminology is explained. The opportunity to use online computational tools in the context of bacterial genomes will also be of interest to teachers and their 16-18-year-old science and computing students.


No specific software, hardware, or other resources are required.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences

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