Algorithms for DNA Sequencing

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We will learn computational methods -- algorithms and data structures -- for analyzing DNA sequencing data.

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Taught by
Ben Langmead, PhD
Assistant Professor
and 1 more instructor

Offered by
Johns Hopkins University

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r/datascience • comment
1 points • edimaudo

Pretty sure there is something like that - https://www.coursera.org/learn/dna-sequencing. Plus, he said he needs a challenge right.

r/AskHistorians • comment
1 points • Antigravitygurl

I live in Canada and I'm not sure if this applies to where you are from, but my University gives a lot of freedom for first year students to pick and choose a variety of classes. There were quite a few instances of people in different majors taking a first year archaeology course as one of their electives and choosing to join in one of the summer digs somewhere far away and exciting for credit. I would recommend you try this so you can see if you sincerely would consider archaeology as a career, as it is romanticized in movies/the history channel quite a bit.

This is unrelated to your question, but i thought you should know two more things: a) there are two basic paths you can take to have a career in archaeology (at least this is true). Most people are only away of the academic route where you work in a university, get grants to support your research, etc. What I do is the industry side of archaeology which is known as cultural resource management or heritage research management. We are considered environmental consultants and do assessments of areas before a new development or harvesting area is put in. If this interests you and you have more questions, feel free to PM me.

b) If you are proficient with coding and computers, you could do well in the field of ancient DNA. Here is a free course to give you a little taste of it https://www.coursera.org/learn/dna-sequencing.

(come to think of it, here are some archaeology courses you can try out from coursera https://www.coursera.org/courses?languages=en&query=archaeology)

Hope this helps. Best of Luck

r/bioinformatics • comment
1 points • advanced_dreams

Fellow newbie programmer here that just started to dive into Python a few months back. Here are a few additional python learning resources you might want to take a look at:

  • Learn Python the Hard Way: https://learncodethehardway.org/python/

Decent "from scratch" set of lessons. The $30 price tag is a bit steep, but I'd be happy to share the PDF with you if you'd like.

  • Python for Everybody: https://www.py4e.com/

Another beginner tutorial. Part of a broader coursera course and specialization. Totally free. A bit short on practical exercises.

  • DataCamp: https://www.datacamp.com/

Killer resource for Python and R programming lessons focused on data science. Really solid learning platform. Good for getting an intro to various Python packages (pandas/numpy/matplotlib/seaborn are essentials). The lessons are very "fill-in-the-blank" but there are tons of extra practice questions and more open-ended "projects". Monthly sub is worth every penny (and you can pause it as needed).

Also, since this is the bioinformatics subreddit, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention:

  • Algorithms for DNA sequencing Coursera course: https://www.coursera.org/learn/dna-sequencing/home/welcome

Fairly short and sweet, and a good intro to some basic bioinformatics algorithms and programming exercises in Python.

  • Bioinformatics Coursera specialization: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/bioinformatics

A much longer sequence of courses. As a newbie to Python, I found the programming exercises VERY challenging. Course does a great job of pulling in plenty of foundational genetics/biology as well.

Hope you find these suggestions helpful! Let me know if you have any questions, and good luck!