This course takes students onto a journey from DNA molecules that feature prominently crime series such as CSI, to genetically modified foods and cancer therapy. Curiosity and high school biology are prerequisites for this course.
This course introduces what we already know, and what we are still discovering about the form and function of the human brain.
An ideal introduction for those interested in understanding how genetics influences the development and spread of cancer.
In this course you will develop and enhance your ability to think critically, assess information and develop reasoned arguments in the context of the global challenges facing society today.
In this course you will learn about how and why DNA and protein sequences evolve. You will learn the theory behind methods for building and analyzing phylogenetic trees, and get hands-on experience with some widely used software packages.
An introduction to dynamical modeling techniques used in contemporary Systems Biology research.
This course introduces how the human body works and how it is more than the sum of its parts.
Learn about novel sensing tools that make use of nanotechnology to screen, detect and monitor various events in personal or professional life. Together, we will lay the groundwork for infinite innovative applications, starting from diagnosis and treatments of diseases, continuing with quality control of goods and environmental aspects, and ending with monitoring security issues.
Use of available (mainly web-based) programs for analyzing biological data. This is an introductory course with a strong emphasis on hands-on methods. Some theory is introduced, but the main focus is on using extant bioinformatics tools to analyze data and generate biological hypotheses.
A whirlwind introduction to evolution and genetics, from basic principles to current applications, including how disease genes are mapped and how we leverage evolutionary concepts to aid humanity.
El curso de zoonosis parasitarias va a enfocar su estudio desde el punto de vista de la transmisión.
Irrigation is the practice of harnessing water in a more efficient manner to allow crops to garner as much benefit from the resource as possible. It is useful in places that cannot depend on rain fed crop growth alone, but need more targeted water distribution. This course will be discussing the 5 major types of irrigation methods. The course will explain which techniques would be most useful in each environment
Ecosystems is about the relationships between living organisms. Gain an understanding of the natural world and how the web of life works, with illustrations from around the world.
In this course you will learn about the life and times of Charles Darwin, the fundamentals of evolution by natural selection.
This course will cover some of the common algorithms underlying the following fundamental topics in bioinformatics: assembling genomes, comparing DNA and protein sequences, finding regulatory motifs, analyzing genome rearrangements, identifying proteins, and many other topics.
How are all of the species living on Earth today related? How does understanding evolutionary science contribute to our well-being? In this course, participants will learn about evolutionary relationships, population genetics, and natural and artificial selection. Participants will explore evolutionary science and learn how to integrate it into their classrooms.
Marine Biology is the study of ocean life. As you might expect, life in salt water is vastly different from life in a terrestrial or freshwater environment due to factors like salinity, water circulation, and atmospheric pressure.
Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Influenza, Measles - we’re in a constant battle against infectious diseases. This is a course about the dynamics of such diseases - how they emerge, how they spread around the globe, and how they can best be controlled.
An introduction to network analysis and statistical methods used in contemporary Systems Biology and Systems Pharmacology research.
This course will help anyone who loves dogs to better understand their dog’s reproductive health and how to control its reproduction. This includes understanding the pros and cons of having your dog spayed or castrated, and understanding at what age that surgery can be performed.