Who is this class for: This course is for you if you are interested in getting to know more about Whole genome sequencing applied to bacterial characterization and surveillance. We aim at having a broad scope and international reach in different sectors. So this course us for you whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, a researcher, medical or veterinary related professional, technical staff or simply interested in the subject!

Created by:  Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

  • Lina Cavaco

    Taught by:  Lina Cavaco, Senior Researcher

    Research Group for Genomic Epidemiology, National Food Institute

  • Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon

    Taught by:  Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon, PostDoc

    Research Group for Genomic Epidemiology, DTU Food
CommitmentThis course will run over 5 weeks, 2-3 hours a week
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
DTU focuses on research in technical and natural sciences that contributes to the development of society. As an industrially orientated university, our goal is to supply high-level international research based on combining theory with constructing models and empirical methods.
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 of 7 ratings

very easy and interactive


I am a Computer Science Engineer, I am doing research in University of Calcutta in Machine Learning. I have some interest in Bioinformatics. It is not possible for me to grab all the aspect in that subject. So, I am grabbing it in scattered way. The course I have completed in "DTU" has captured a complete different aspect which I haven't seen before. The most important things is that it is a very neat and clean course with a specific direction. All the labs which I have performed here has been well taught in various videos. Though it is not possible for me to understand every parts of all the videos but still it gives me enough knowledge to complete the practicals. I hope it will help me in future run.

I would like to specify just one problem related with the course. Every course in Coursera has "Discussion Forum" corresponding to every week, which I have found missing, as it solves lot of dynamic problem in each week's tutorial. I am sorry if "Discussion Forum" is already there and I have ignored that.

Thanks You very much,

Gourab Das

This course provides a first hand view of whole genome sequencing (at the contig level anyway) as well as providing the concepts and tools for characterizing and typing bacteria and their associated plasmids. The course reviews the concepts and introduces the tools needed for determining species, type, and association between strains of bacteria. This course is directed toward microbiologists who wish to learn about using whole genome methods to type bacteria. However, anyone can learn the biology behind these methods