Proteins: Alignment, Analysis and Structure

MOOC
Proteins: Alignment, Analysis and Structure
Language
English
Duration
1 month
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
Proteins: Alignment, Analysis and Structure
What will you learn?
Analyze biological big data
How to align protein sequences to discover differences and determine structure
Generate model structures of unknown proteins
About the course

Proteins play a very important role in all organisms. In fact, most of the work that happens inside every cell happens because a specific protein is employed for a specific task. Often the three-dimensional shape of a protein plays a major role in its function. As such, it is important to know the structure of all proteins to have an idea of what function they perform.

One of the jobs of a bioinformatician is to predict the three-dimensional structure of a protein using only the DNA sequence that encodes it as well as determining the effects of any mutations in the DNA on the three-dimensional structure/function.

In this course, part of the Bioinformatics MicroMasters program, you will learn about protein structure and its impact on function, practice aligning protein sequences to discover differences, and generate model structures of proteins using web and software-based approaches.

This course is part of the Bioinformatics MicroMaster’s program from UMGC. Upon completion of the program and receipt of the verified MicroMaster’s certificate, learners may then transition into the full UMGC Master’s Program in Biotechnology with a specialization in Bioinformatics without any application process or testing. See the MicroMasters program page for more.

Program
Proteins: Alignment, Analysis and Structure
Learn about proteins and the important role structure plays in their function as you learn how to analyze and align protein sequences.
Proteins: Alignment, Analysis and Structure
Learn about proteins and the important role structure plays in their function as you learn how to analyze and align protein sequences.
Lecturers
James Coker
James Coker
Associate Professor and Program Chair, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs Specializations University of Maryland Global Campus
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