Thank you very much for this course through which i learnt basic handling of bioinformatics tools and concepts of WGS. This will help me a lot while pursuing my PhD research work in my field.
Excellent course with a wealth of information about tools and applications of whole genome sequencing. Presented in a very lucid and interesting manner, very crispy and simplified course.
Very nice content
by NG, S L•
What I liked:
- Procedures for each tool are introduced clearly
- No off-topic lectures
- Each lecture's duration is appropriate
- The tutorial final quiz is helpful in consolidating our understanding of applying the tools
What needs to be improved:
- Describing the principles behind each tool (e.g. for CSI Phylogeny, I am only taught how to use it but I do not understand why SNPs are used for creating a phylogenetic graph).
- Some terms like "serology" and "SNP" are expected to be understood, so this is NOT a beginner's course as indicated (as of June 2022, these terms were also not explained in "Antimicrobial resistance - theory and methods").
- Would rather have a fullscreen presentation than videotaping the lecturer with the background because the words on the slides were too small. Could emulate Zoom playbacks where lecturers share fullscreens and have their talking heads on the right hand corner.
- For the tutorial final quiz video, it will be more challenging and more likened to real life if the lecturer doesn't tell us what tools to use and their functions (I guess this is why it is a beginner's course haha).
(- Less important but Shinny's accent is sometimes hard to decipher and the transcript translates wrongly but I do not blame her since she is not a native English speaker. Suggestion: find someone to fix the transcript for people who rely on visual learning (i.e. reading transcripts)?)
All in all, it definitely took some time for me to digest the applications and procedures for each tool. Luckily, when I really used them, they appeared to be user-friendly, so even if I forgot some steps mentioned in the lectures, I could deduce from the itembars.
Thank you to all lecturers for your knowledge!
by Catherine M•
Can not even pass the first quiz, even with correct answers. The two videos based off the questions don't answer some of the questions if at all, and a google search or more in depth search revealed the correct answers, however the quiz continued to be incorrect no matter what correct answers you gave it.
Week 1 videos just throw a bunch of acronyms, without explaining anything, not even in depth, but in their relevance for the topic of the course. Similiarly, later weeks continously bring more terms with little explanation of them and providing little logic how are they connected to each other. Quizes don't relate to informations from vidoes anyhow or do so only in some of questions. Quizes don't provide any feedback.
by Агапов А П•
Despite the promising title, the course is mainly a collection of video tutorials on DTU's Center for Genomic Epidemiology web tools. The tools are limited to only epidemiological and pathogem surveillance application, may not be what you're looking for. The tools for NG sequencing of genomes and its interpretation are not covered at all. Wouldn't recomment to anyone not involved in genomiс epidemiology.
by Gail C•
The assignments are very difficult and I dont think the lectures provide enough information to do the assignments. Dont recommend this course.
by Aedrian A•
This is an excellent course, both in itself and as a state-of-the-art follow-up to the DTU's "Antimicrobial resistance - theory and methods" course. This offering truly presents the expertise and the achievements of DTU in the field. The graded activities are interactive and a good review of principles in bioinformatics, using the homegrown free-to-use resources by the institution. Conventional routine microbiologists and academic scientists working in the field should own the relevant skills to generate and handle molecular microbiological data, and this course is a good place to start.
by Adewole A•
I found the delivery of the course content quite interesting and the topics covered were perfectly explained to give both theoretical understanding and hands-on skills. The range of applications and tools covered on the DTU website will definitely be invaluable in carrying out detailed analysis of my sequence data. Thank you so much for the wonderful course and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in bacterial WGS.
by Audrey V•
I only just begin taking part in it and all I can say is I am enjoying it even though I am a bit behind schedule and my first attempt was 60%, I will try again and aim high with better understanding. Thank you for the opportunity and the financial aid that was approved for me to attend the course. I am determined to do my best. What I also like is the clear teaching or lecturing manner of all the presenters of the course.
by Kristine L C•
Thank you to the entire DTU team that made this course. It's a very informative course with hands-on work using CGE tools developed. Glad that some aspects of the course are related to my line of study and this brought me even more knowledge to my passion in microbiology. Hoping for more courses from you soon! Thank you very much!
by Tahmina B•
This course is very useful for bacterial genome analysis in respect of very technical and specialized identification of the resistant genes . I have learnt different skills from this course which will help my future research work in a large scale. Thanks to DTU team and Coursera team for this valuable course.
by Grigore-Mihaita S•
It was a nice experience which i kindly recommend to everyone who is interested in improving their knowledge in microbial genomics, learning to use bioinformatics tools provided by the Center for Genomic Epidemiology but also to interpret the resulting data. Thank you for this amazing experience!
by AKM F H•
This is a really good course for beginners as it explained the use of some fantastic web-based tools to detect bacterial ST, resistance, plasmid, MLST, and phylogeny. I have learned a lot of new techniques to analyze the whole genome of a bacterium. Thank you for giving me the opportunity.
by Sebin J•
It was a great course which introduced me into the world of whole genome sequencing and application of various tools for finding bacterial sub-typing, serotyping of plasmids and constructing phylogenetics trees. Really satisfied with course and looking forward to more courses like this.
by Amro H•
Thank you for the very helpful informative course. Very useful online tools. and great effort.
Only may we try to improve the English subtitles and attach answer for the quiz even at the end of the course?
Thank you again for all of your help, you are doing an OUTSTANDING job.
by MITESH S•
The course was very much helpful for my current work and it helped me understand many things especially on data analysis front of whole genome sequencing of bacteria. I would like to thank all the tutors of the course for giving their time for the development of this course.
by Mohamed E 2•
Not to mention, the power of the tools illustrated in this course, I just wanna mention that I am senior student in bioinformatics bachelor degree and Dr. Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon is by far the best instructor I have ever come across in the field till now. Thank you.
by Orlando R•
Congratulations to the team preparing and delivering the course it is very well designed, organized, and delivered, the presentations are clear, the quizzes are very helpful, the tools are excellent, in summary, a very good course, thank you very much to all of you.
by Opeyemi U L•
The module was easy to follow and the class exercises made it very easy to understand. I will highly recommend this course to microbiology students especially the ones without prior knowledge of basic bioinformatics for epidemiological study of bacterial infections
by Katya B H V•
I highly recommend this course, even for me a non molecular biologist/medical student, it was very helpful and very enriching. I am so grateful to all the professors for sharing their experience with us. I will keep an eye on the future courses of the DTU.
by Joseph A M I•
Very thorough course about WGS. They did a good job explaining from the beginning for those like myself that have very little experience. From there, they taught us how to use their web-based tools and even gave us little assignments to test our knowledge.
by Nimat U•
Thank you very much to all the team of DTU for organizing this course and made it easy for every student/researcher to analyze genomic sequence data. This course was very helpful to me and I appreciate Dr. Shinny for her excellent teaching methodology.
by Sadia N M•
It has been an wonderful journey. The instructors clearly explained the topics and the course materials were helpful to grasp the topics they were teaching. Highly recommend this to anyone who is keen to learn about bioinformatic tools in simple ways.
by Uzma M•
That was a very informative course for me. I would like to thank the instructors they teach us carefully and provide us a lot of knowledge related to gene sequencing. Now I would be able to utilize it into my research. Thank you, teachers :)
by Muskan K•
The course explicitly consist all tool of bioinformatics to demonstrate resistance and species profile of bacteria. Very nicely done each element is descriptive. Specially lessons by Pimplas Mam is outstanding. Happy to accomplish each task!