Bioinformatics for the terrified


This course will give you a broad overview of how bioinformatics can enable bench-based research. It is aimed at experimental researchers in the molecular life sciences who have little or no previous experience of using bioinformatics databases or tools.

An undergraduate degree in a subject related to the molecular life sciences would be an advantage.

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This course was last updated in March 2018.

About this course

Learning objectives: 
  • Assess the role of bioinformatics in molecular life-science research
  • Describe the key features of primary and secondary databases
  • List strategies for describing data consistently
  • Identify some of the different types of data analysis that can be applied to solving biological problems