Conducting Introductory Computational Biology Research

Get an introduction to computational biology and learn what it takes to develop a research project
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How to investigate biological problems using free web-based computational analysis tools
Develop and conduct an introductory research project on a disease of your choice


  • Basic biology knowledge (i.e. first-year high school biology) is recommended but not required


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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

Content Overview
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.

Who this course is for:

  • Motivated individuals who are looking for ways to answer biomedical research questions using available technology at no added cost.


Award-Winning Researcher & Educator
Saaim Khan
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 296 Reviews
  • 6,546 Students
  • 2 Courses

Saaim Khan is a student at Harvard University. He is deeply passionate about spreading research education to the public and has received international recognition for his research. Building on his extensive computational biology teaching experience, he has consolidated courses that will not only help you learn conceptual basics but also empower you with the tools to complete research projects of your own.

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