Coding & Tech

Introduction to Computational Biology Seminar!

Is your student interested in both computer science and biology? If so, the growing field of computational biology could be the right fit for them! Come have them learn about what computational biology is, and how they can dive in today!
29 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 34 learners
Class

90 minutes

per class

Meets once

12-17

year olds

2-4

learners per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Wed May 18

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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn the fundamental aspects of computational biology, including basic skills needed for computational biology, where the field came from, and where we believe the field is heading.
There is no homework, but feel free to check out the course reading after completing the seminar: 
https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Bioinformatics-Algorithms-Computational-Molecular/dp/0262101068

Also, students are free to continue solving bioinformatics problems on the Rosalind platform (http://rosalind.info/problems/list-view/) at their own pace either on their own or through my multi-week bioinformatics course.
Please signup for your student's account on the Rosalind learning platform under my classroom before class begins here: http://rosalind.info/classes/enroll/305aafe903/

This online platform will be where students can access the course problems for this course and submit their answers to the platform to have them automatically checked. We will not be communicating on this platform, but only using it for the course problems and automatically checking answers.

Please also create a Repl.it account to write Python code on: https://repl.it
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Student answers to bioinformatics problems are automatically checked through the Rosalind learning platform, and I will assist students in solving the bioinformatics problems on Rosalind (but still let them discover the solutions with their own intuition).
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
For those interested, here is a great timeline on the history of genomic sequencing: https://www.nature.com/immersive/d42859-020-00099-0/index.html

Link to my prior research: https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2017/7648/

Useful resources to learn more about genetics and field of bioinformatics:
(https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00019-w)
(https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/04/28/991474676/25-down-and-71-632-to-go-scientists-seek-genomes-of-all-critters-with-a-backbone)
(https://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/devices/the-dna-data-deluge)
(https://www.genome.gov/about-genomics/fact-sheets/DNA-Sequencing-Costs-Data)

Teacher

Steffen C.
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Entrepreneurship and Coding Mentor
29 total reviews
31 completed classes

About Me

I enjoy teaching coding and entrepreneurship classes to help our current students become the leaders of tomorrow, tackling difficult problems with innovative solutions. I also enjoy teaching personal finance and investing classes to help students... 
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