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About

Modern biology generates massive quantities of big data. Hidden in this data might be the next blockbuster cancer therapy, the definitive proof that a certain gene is responsible for a disease, or the information needed to replicate a crucial biological process — and you could be on the team that discovers it.

The Bioinformatics MicroMasters Program Is offered by EdX in partnership with University System of Maryland - USMx.

Bioinformatics blends biology, computer science and mathematics and in this Bioinformatics MicroMasters program you’ll gain the cutting edge knowledge and experience that will give you significant career advantage in this fascinating field.

In this program, you will learn how to analyze DNA sequences to find mutations and anomalies, understand the important role protein structure plays in protein function and use statistical analysis tools, including R programming, to mine biological big data.

This program is ideal for those who want to learn more about the bioinformatics field and its effects on society at large or who would like to incorporate bioinformatics principles and tools into their laboratories.

Job Outlook

  • Bioinformatics Scientist is expected to grow rapidly in the next several years and have roughly 10,000 new job openings (O*Net Online).
  • Medical Scientist is expected to grow at 8% resulting in 9,000 new jobs (BLS).
  • Top industries are the government, private, scientific, and technical services sectors for careers in positions such as bioinformatician, bioinformatics analyst, bioinformatics software engineer, and bioinformatics scientist (O*net online).

What You'll Learn:

  • How to align DNA/RNA and protein sequences and the theory behind the algorithms that make them possible
  • The effects of mutations on cellular processes and the structure of proteins
  • How to generate model structure of proteins
  • Basic R programming to analyze biological data
  • How to apply packages in the R environment to typical problems in bioinformatics

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • DNA Sequences: Alignments and Analysis
  • Proteins: Alignment, Analysis and Structure
  • Statistical Analysis in Bioinformatics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      1 year

      192 - 240 hours of effort

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    747 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 747 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    747 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 747 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

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