Conducting Introductory Computational Biology Research
- Basic biology knowledge (i.e. first-year high school biology). No previous computational biology necessary.
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Precision Medicine Approach
Selecting an Appropriate Disease of Focus
NCBI and GEO2R
String-db, Gene Ontology and KEGG Pathways
Developing Research Conclusions
Suitable for anyone with basic biology knowledge, this course will take you through the world of computational biology and how computers and genomics have the power to change the face of medicine.
Starting with the philosophy behind precision medicine, this course will help you embrace the way that computational biologists think and operate, providing you with necessary approach to solving complex biomedical issues
With these basics mastered, the course will take you through selecting a disease of study that will both give you the motivation to see your project come to fruition and yield results. With your disease of focus in hand, this course will then guide you through some major computational biology analysis tools such as GEO2R, Strong-db, the Gene Ontology Consortium and KEGG Pathways, in order to develop sound research conclusions
Students completing the course will have the knowledge to investigate a disease from a computational biology point of view and will possess the necessary skills and data to form a research project.
- Motivated individuals who are looking for ways to answer biomedical research questions using available technology at no added cost.
- Course Outline00:29
- Section 1 Recap01:57
- Introduction to Precision Medicine09:02
- Precision Medicine in Action03:09
- Section 2 Recap01:23
- Introduction to Disease of Focus04:07
- Disease of Focus Examples07:54
- Background Research17:29
- Section 3 Recap01:38
- NCBI Part 104:37
- NCBI Part 203:41
- DNA Microarray Article00:28
- NCBI Part 310:09
- Section 4 Recap02:03
- Gene Ontology Consortium10:03
- KEGG Pathways12:08
- Section 5 Recap02:04
- Developing Conclusions02:28
- Future Steps05:03
- Course Conclusion00:44
- Content Copyright Notice and Acknowledgments00:09
Saaim Khan is a student at Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School in Bloomfield Hills, MI. He is deeply passionate about spreading computational biology to the public and has received recognition for multiple personal research projects. He teaches computational biology to students at his high school and has consolidated a course that will not only help you learn the basics of computational biology but also enable you to complete an introductory research project of your own.