Bioinformatics Algorithms @UCLA

Journey to the Frontier of Computational Biology. Master bioinformatics software and computational approaches in modern biology.

About this course

How do we sequence and compare genomes? How do we identify the genetic basis for disease? How do we construct an evolutionary Tree of Life for all species on Earth?

When you complete this interactive textbook, you will learn how to answer many questions in modern biology that have become inseparable from the fundamental algorithms used to answer these questions.

We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.

If you're interested in a print companion of this textbook, you can find one at

Who is this course for

Learners who are interested in seeing the fundamental algorithms that have made biology into a computational discipline.

Learners should be good technical thinkers and have a strong introductory knowledge of programming. No biological background is necessary!

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