Systems Biology and Biotechnology

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Design systems-level experiments using appropriate cutting edge techniques, collect big data, and analyze and interpret small and big data sets quantitatively.

Biology Molecular Biology Dynamical Systems Matlab

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Taught by
Ravi Iyengar, PhD
Dorothy H. and Lewis Rosenstiel Professor
and 27 more instructors

Offered by
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

This specialization includes these 4 courses.

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2 posts • 20 mentions • top 4 shown below

r/bioinformatics • post
17 points • Dungeonjumper
Systems Biology specialization track available on Coursera through Icahn
r/gradadmissions • post
10 points • oawjr
Quick question on Coursera Specializations.

I'm looking at applying for a biology program. Currently I have an environmental management degree and I've been in the IT field since graduation 5 years ago. I know I have quite a bit of work to try and be considered, but I'm willing to try and put in the work.

I ran across the systems biology specialization over at Coursera and I was wondering how it would be regarded in an application? I know that MOOCs don't count for much, but this is 5 graduate level courses with a certificate at the end. Supposedly there's a way to get transcripts from it as well.

I know I should probably go back and get normal classes, but this is only $300 so I was hoping it might work.

r/biology • post
4 points • AfrolessNinja
Introduction to Systems Biology on Coursera

Physicist here who is more and more delving into the realms of Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology. Just saw this certificate course that starts March 31st and last for approximately over a year. Im pretty excited about it and thought Id share it with /r/biology! (hope its not a repost)

Im going to take it so if anyone wants to take it with me we can discuss as classes progress!

r/bioinformatics • post
2 points • Dystaxia
Interested in pursuing bioinformatics without a degree...

I'm currently working toward an advanced diploma in Biotechnology. While this program is geared primarily toward me working in more of a wet setting, my interests are pushing me toward bioinformatics. Unfortunately completion of my program would still require me take another two years of university just to get a bachelors degree.

While I am not projected to even graduate for a couple more years, I've been wanting to start taking my career and education into my own hands. I've done some programming in the past as hobby work and taking an introductory course in university but I want to develop some more specific skills.

The resource list for learning bioinformatics on the sidebar is very helpful! The Rosalind exercises in particular are targets I've set for myself to complete. I am considering taking the Coursera course for Systems Biology. How much value would a certification such as this offer me? I'm worried about how much not having a degree of any sort is going to inhibit my pursuits and so I'm trying to mitigate that with as much external education as possible.

Are there any open source projects that I should keep an eye on? I'd really like to contribute to something with some low hanging fruit waiting to be worked on. Any advice on how to best get involved with open source projects would be hugely appreciated too.

TLDR; What can a college student do to best break into the field of bioinformatics?