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Mar 13th 2017

Biologists still cannot read the nucleotides of an entire genome as you would read a book from beginning to end. However, they can read short pieces of DNA. In this course, we will see how graph theory can be used to assemble genomes from these short pieces. We will further learn about brute force algorithms and apply them to sequencing mini-proteins called antibiotics. Finally, you will learn how to apply popular bioinformatics software tools to sequence the genome of a deadly Staphylococcus bacterium.

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Feb 27th 2017

Understand antimicrobial resistance and how infection control can reduce it, with this free course for healthcare professionals. The World Health Organisation has warned that without urgent action, we’re headed for an era in which common infections and minor injuries, which have been treatable with antibiotics for decades, can kill once more.

Average: 6.3 (7 votes)
Jan 23rd 2017

Explore the organic chemistry behind perfume, medicine, brewing and sport from one of the UK's leading universities. This free online course explores a range of chemistry-based topics relating to our everyday lives, with an emphasis on the important role of organic chemistry – the study of carbon-containing organic compounds.

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