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Apr 24th 2017

Large-scale biology projects such as the sequencing of the human genome and gene expression surveys using RNA-seq, microarrays and other technologies have created a wealth of data for biologists. However, the challenge facing scientists is analyzing and even accessing these data to extract useful information pertaining to the system being studied. This course focuses on employing existing bioinformatic resources – mainly web-based programs and databases – to access the wealth of data to answer questions relevant to the average biologist, and is highly hands-on.

Average: 8.3 (3 votes)
Apr 10th 2017

After sequencing genomes, we would like to compare them. We will see that dynamic programming is a powerful algorithmic tool when we compare two genes (i.e., short sequences of DNA) or two proteins. When we "zoom out" to compare entire genomes, we will employ combinatorial algorithms.

Average: 5.4 (7 votes)
Apr 10th 2017

In this class, we will compare DNA from an individual against a reference human genome to find potentially disease-causing mutations. We will also learn how to identify the function of a protein even if it has been bombarded by so many mutations compared to similar proteins with known functions that it has become barely recognizable.

Average: 6.8 (5 votes)
Mar 15th 2017

Le cours propose d'étudier les premières formes de vie, notamment grâce à une manipulation des biomolécules à la base de la vie et de l'évolution.

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May 23rd 2016

La prise de conscience d'une raréfaction des ressources en protéines animales dans les décennies à venir et la nécessité de produire plus durablement ces ressources alimentaires nous conduit à repenser aux autres sources de protéines, notamment les protéines d'origine végétale. Parmi les sources de protéines végétales, la plus employée comme substitut des protéines animales est le soja, mais le soja n'est pas la seule source de protéines végétales. Il est donc opportun de faire le point sur les autres sources de protéines végétales et sur leur utilisation.

Average: 6 (2 votes)
Jan 26th 2016

Explore the diversity of cellular proteins. More than a dietary component, proteins are essential to life and engage in processes from metabolism to DNA replication.

Average: 5 (2 votes)
Self Paced

Learn the fundamentals of nutrition and its impact on human health.

Average: 6.9 (8 votes)