Use bioinformatics to explore DNA sequences and protein functions, to find the determinants of virulence in microbes.

Start Date: 11 June 2018
Duration: 2 weeks, 5 hours per week
CPD Approval : Details to follow
Free online course, Certificate of Achievement available
CPD Approval: Royal College of Pathologists (10 credits)


Why join the course?

Join us in our quest to discover what makes microbes dangerous. Use bioinformatics to probe genomes, to explore and represent DNA and protein sequences. Then, use databases to find protein sequences’ conserved domains and investigate their functions.

Who is the course for?

The course will be of interest to undergraduates, post-graduates, researchers, bioinformaticians, biomedical researchers, microbiologists, healthcare professionals and all those who are interested in learning about the underlying mechanisms of bacterial disease, DNA sequences and protein data, or how to use online analytical tools to probe genomes.

The topics covered in this course are applicable to the genomes of all organisms. It is not essential to have previous knowledge or experience in bioinformatics. Scientific terminology is explained. The opportunity to use online computational tools in the context of bacterial genomes will also be of interest to teachers and their 16-18-year-old science and computing students.

What do people say about this course?

"Clear introduction of the – often viewed as complex – field of bioinformatics."
Mqondisi Tshabalala
PhD student, Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Pretoria, South Africa

"Highlights of the course were the investigations with the databases - these reinforced the learning."
Dr. Alan McLintic
Anaesthesiologist, Faculty of Medicine and Health Scientists, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Start Date:
11 June

2 weeks
5 hours per week