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Biomanufacturing - Bio002 - Bioinformatics Fundamentals

This course introduces the bioinformatics workflow applied to different data types. The course is designed for students with a basic understanding of biology and computer skills. The course includes lectures, discussions, and lab exercises.

About the program


Chapter 1: General Introduction

Chapter 2: Preprocessing

Chapter 3: Preprocessing and Quality Control

Chapter 4: Biostatistical analysis

Chapter 5: Functional Analysis

Chapter 6: Visualization

Chapter 7: Advanced Topics

Recommended Reading:

  • "Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics" by Jonathan Pevsner. ISBN: 9781118581780
  • "Bioinformatics for Dummies" by Jean-Michel Claverie and Cedric Notredame. ISBN: 9780470089859
  • "Bioinformatics: A Practical Handbook of Next Generation Sequencing and Its Applications" by Ratan Kumar Choudhary, Sarika Jalan, and Avinash Sethi
  • "Bioinformatics Data Skills: Reproducible and Robust Research with Open Source Tools" by Vince Buffalo. ISBN:1449367518.
  • "R Programming for Bioinformatics" by Robert Gentleman.
  • “An Introduction to R” by W. N. Venables, D. M. Smith and the R Core Team.

Condition of admission


1. Secondary 4 mathematics required. A fundamental understanding of biological concepts, including genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology.

2. Familiarity with a programming language such as Python and R.

3. A desktop/laptop with a minimum of 8GB RAM.


This course aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the bioinformatics workflow, focusing on different data types and analysis steps. By the end of the course, students should have a solid understanding of basic bioinformatics concepts, tools, and techniques, as well as their importance in modern biology and biotechnology. The bonus on advanced topics in bioinformatics will provide students with an insight into the rapidly evolving field of bioinformatics and help them think out of the box.

Duration of the course: 27 hours (including 30% online exercises)

This course is offered in English.

Target Audience
Professionals looking for an introduction to the topic of bioinformatics. Managers, operators, researchers, and clinicians can all benefit from this introductory course.

NB: Certificate provided for all participants who have completed 80% of the course hours.

A week or less

Course Attestation and Professional Development