Apr 18, 2016
I give this course 5 star because I did Bioinformatics I and I totally enjoy it.\n\nThis is where programming can be fun, and practical, and you'll learn some basic biology too.\n\nWhat's not to love?
Aug 16, 2017
I learned a lot from this difficult and time-consuming course! It covers biological concepts using Python. It made learning Python more interesting for me, since I have always loved biology.
por Abdullah D S•
Jun 05, 2018
The course is alright. I learned a great deal from the challenges in the Stepik modules. The only issue is that the material is pretty dry.
por LE G X•
Oct 08, 2016
The course content is highly challenging and that's great for a sense of accomplishment. The biological problems motivates the biologist to go through the abstract mathematical concepts(but I have to admit there is a threshold where the biologist can not get it well anymore(greedy motifs, gibbs ...) and I wonder if he does really need it to be practical with day to day problems with chip array seq selex...)
be ready you will struggle hard here
por Mario E S•
Jun 23, 2016
VERY GOOD. CONGRATS!
Sep 06, 2017
Novel knowledge and require some python base.More useful for leaners if printable handout with summarized information provided .
por MacKenzie K•
Aug 09, 2017
You definitely need to complete the codecademy lessons or at least have Python experience before the end of week one for this course. Otherwise, I really enjoyed the course.
por Michael G•
Oct 13, 2017
The Stepik textbook needs to be updated. The quantity of test cases and the quality leave a lot to be determined. The format of input on the quizzes needs to be specified more clearly. Otherwise a great course but I would not market it towards beginners.
por Michael E L•
Jul 04, 2017
Great intro course even if tedious for those who know next to nothing about coding
por Fikrat T•
Jan 01, 2017
The course was amazing!
por Ramesh S•
Jun 05, 2017
Very interesting introduction to two topics at once- genomics and Python programming, resulting in a perfect storm for me! But I thoroughly enjoyed the way the concepts were presented, explained, and then examined in some detail. Perhaps the course stopped too early- just when I was able to build up some momentum. That said, some of the details (especially in the programming exercises) were of uneven difficulty: cleaning up the examples and smoothing the exercises would go a long way to make this course even better.
por Jonathan N•
Jan 14, 2018
Very interesting course, but its estimated time is about 17 h 20min. I took about 53h and am an absolute beginner in this, so this took a lot longer than I thought it would. I think the estimated time should be revised up to take programming beginners into account.
por Jane D•
Jan 26, 2018
It was a challenging course but the support was good for the most part. There were some that I struggled a lot with and had to ask external help, but as a whole, the community was super helpful.
por Afshin P•
Apr 25, 2017
This course was very effective for me.
It has a lot of details, and I need to review some issues agian
por Rohan S•
Jul 24, 2017
Excellent course to learn Python programming and great way to learn very interesting topics in biology and be introduced to bioinformatics.
por Nikhil K•
Jul 17, 2017
Finally at the end of completing a really tough course.. especially for a non programmer and non statistician .But the point is if i can do so can you..!! At times the course really gets tough and at certain times you can breeze through .! it takes tremendous time and patience to get through it.. The staff especially Mr Neima Moshiri is really helpful. My suggestion for those who want to get through with the course should atleast have some knowledge of python and statistics . Data structures and algorithms.. i had to find my way around quite a lot..!! Just a note while trying to learn python i finished completing codeacademy and sololearn python certification just to finish this course...and stiff feel like a noob in python.. !!!
por Helena C P d A B•
Jul 31, 2016
It's good, but I would prefer that the python was taught within the course.
por David K•
Mar 01, 2017
This has been a very helpful course, showing me how to program in a fun way because every coding challenge is linked to a biological question. I think the pace of the course was good, without any prior experience in coding I've had a few moments where I was stuck. But thankfully with some patience and helpful replies from the teaching assistant of the course to my questions in the discussion, it was possible to get past those coding problems.
Jan 16, 2017
The stepik interactive text was just amazing !! I think it is a great way to teach. Integrating with Code Academy to learn Python was really helpful. I spent quite a bit of time on a few challenges. However, arriving at the solution was very rewarding. As a biologist, it is a good start for first time exposure to bioinformatics and algorithms. There were some concepts I had to read multiple times to understand. Some detailed explanations by earlier students were helpful in a few cases.
por Ellen G•
Aug 01, 2017
This was an extremely challenging and time-consuming course for me, a non-programmer, non-biologist health care IT professional. My only negative criticism is that for absolute beginners, the estimated time for most exercises is very very very low. Exercises that were estimated at 39 minutes sometimes took me 8 hours of actual labor.
However! Our course instructor, Niema Moshiri was wonderful - very responsive, very patient, and excellent at coaching students without giving away the answers. I learned to read the assignment, then go directly to the comments, reading all of them, and taking especial note of the "instructor replied" answers. I had a good correspondence with a learner for a while - really helped morale and let me feel connected to the community.
And wow! did I learn a lot about the necessity for computational techniques in bioinformatics, and loads about Python programming!
por Jeffrey L P•
Aug 30, 2016
Not a bad course, but it is a python programming class. There are some steeper steps at times if you are not used to python. Support can seem distant if you hit one of these steeper steps. It's best to have a coding attitude and not a "I want to read about biology and genetics" attitude to approach this class.
Jun 04, 2016
Stepic issues with not syncing progress and assignment completion. All else was good. Well paced.
por IDIR A•
Dec 27, 2016
I really enjoyed this course, thanks to coursera
por Paul J•
Jul 27, 2017
First time coding, so found some parts challenging, but worked it all out in the end!
por Abraham M E•
Jul 01, 2018
It is a little bit basic, but a great introduction to bioinformatics
por Ivan L•
Mar 22, 2018
A good course that gives an introduction to bioinformatics by applying programming in python. Overall, some of the challenges became difficult towards the end, but I definitely learned something.
por Rachel B•
Oct 13, 2018
A heavy emphasis on Python using codeacademy's python course. I have been trying to learn python anyway so it complements what I was already doing. I like the integration of biology and tech used. Because I do not know python yet, this is a lot more time and work than other courses I have taken through coursera. I am working through the free version but might restart the paid course to earn the certificate when I am done with the other paid certificate I am working on.