AI and Bioinformatics: Genomic Data Analysis
Taipei Medical University
  • Start Date: 04 Sep, 2023
  • 3 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos

Develop your knowledge of AI in bioinformatics and learn how to use WEKA to advance your bioinformatics research and career.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

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

Gain practical skills in using WEKA

This three-week course from Taipei Medical University follows on from the online short course ‘Artificial Intelligence in Bioinformatics’ to help you master AI techniques in the field of bioinformatics.

Through real-world case studies, such as the design and discovery of drugs, you’ll learn how AI and machine learning are transforming bioinformatics.

You’ll also gain practical skills as you learn how to use WEKA, a Java software with a collection of machine learning algorithms, to collect and analyse bioinformatics data.

Discover AI applications in bioinformatics research, such as genome sequencing

You’ll develop your understanding of AI-based bioinformatics research, including genome sequencing, protein function prediction, and gene expression examination.

With this knowledge, you’ll be able to interpret biological data and provide statistical information.

Understand a Convolutional Neural Network and other deep learning concepts

Next, you’ll explore the foundations of deep learning to understand how AI can process data in a way similar to the human brain.

You’ll delve into core concepts such as Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN), Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN), and Natural Language Processing before unpacking their applications in bioinformatics.

Build your AI toolkit for working in bioinformatics

Finally, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need to apply AI in practice.

Mastering WEKA, you’ll learn how to use the tool to help with your professional research in bioinformatics. You’ll also gain the skills to write bioinformatics papers as you explore research flowcharts and data visualisation.

By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills to drive innovation in bioinformatics.

This course is designed for any student, biologist, or researcher who would like to learn the basics of using AI to study bioinformatics data.

It follows on from our short course ‘Artificial Intelligence in Bioinformatics’ which we recommend taking first to develop your foundation of knowledge beforehand.

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

Taipei Medical University

Taipei Medical University (TMU), 600 meters away from the world’s tallest green building - Taipei 101 building, has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for more than half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service. TMU has seven colleges including College of Medicine, College of Oral Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health and Nutrition, College of Nursing, College of Medical Science and Technology and College of Humanities and Social Sciences and owns three Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited hospitals with a total capacity of over 3,100 beds. TMU and its three JCI hospitals are the largest and one of the best healthcare systems in the Taipei Metropolitan Area.

TMU leads in quite a few research areas including Cancer, Translational Medicine, Neuroregenerative Medicine, Biomedical Devices and Tissue Engineering, Reproductive Medicine and Biomedical Informatics. TMU has several top-notch research centers such as Center of Excellence for Cancer Research, Center of Excellence for Clinical Trial and Research in Neuroscience, Center of Excellence for Stroke Research, Center of Excellence for Biomedical Implants and Microsurgery Devices. TMU collaborates with many international prestigious universities and institutes on cancer, neurotrauma, nanotechnology and 3D printing research such as National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins University, University of Southampton, University of Dundee, University of Liverpool, Aarhus University, University of Washington, University of Tokyo, Academia Sinica, and National Health Research Institutes.

TMU’s commitment to internationalisation has resulted in 36,000 alumni improving healthcare systems in over100 countries around the world. More than 5,500 students from over 31 countries are enrolled in TMU’s seven colleges, and most master’s degree and doctoral programs offer instruction in English. The permanent appointment of the university’s medical teams to assist two African nations (Swaziland and Sao Tome and Principe) provides opportunities for service and learning as well as enhancing Taiwan’s health diplomacy.


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