Conducting Introductory Computational Biology Research

Get an introduction to computational biology and learn what it takes to develop a research project
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (93 ratings)
2,221 students
Conducting Introductory Computational Biology Research
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (93 ratings)
2,223 students
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

Requirements

  • Basic biology knowledge (i.e. first-year high school biology). No previous computational biology necessary.
Description

Learn about Computational Biology and how YOU can create an introductory research project!

Get access to valuable tutorials and lectures that will grant you the knowledge to become comfortable in the field of Computational Biology for FREE!

  • 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.
Course content
6 sections • 24 lectures • 2h 6m total length
  • Introduction
    03:43
  • Course Outline
    00:29
  • Section 1 Recap
    01:57
  • Introduction to Precision Medicine
    09:02
  • Precision Medicine in Action
    03:09
  • Section 2 Recap
    01:23
  • Introduction to Disease of Focus
    04:07
  • Disease of Focus Examples
    07:54
  • Background Research
    17:29
  • Section 3 Recap
    01:38
  • NCBI Part 1
    04:37
  • NCBI Part 2
    03:41
  • DNA Microarray Article
    00:28
  • NCBI Part 3
    10:09
  • GEO2R
    12:15
  • Section 4 Recap
    02:03
  • String-db
    09:22
  • Gene Ontology Consortium
    10:03
  • KEGG Pathways
    12:08
  • Section 5 Recap
    02:04
  • Developing Conclusions
    02:28
  • Future Steps
    05:03
  • Course Conclusion
    00:44
  • Content Copyright Notice and Acknowledgments
    00:09

Instructor
High School Student
Saaim Khan
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 93 Reviews
  • 2,223 Students
  • 1 Course

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.