The Bioinformatics program is a multi-level program offered to university students. The program consists of 4 main stages, with three assessments
in between to get qualified to the following stage. The program covers the field from the essentials in Bioinformatics, to advanced levels of Bioinformatics technology with projects showcasing the acquired knowledge.
University students studying a degree related to Life Sciences, including but not limited to Medical Sciences, Clinicians, BioSciences, Medical Technicians
- Payment of subscription fee
- Completion of the prerequisite course on Coursera
- Passing the assessments at each stage. Top Qualified students will be invited to the next stage.
- The registration will stay open until Nov 30, 2023.
- Eligible candidates will be invited for the first cohort qualification exam in the week of Nov 2-6, 2023.
- Eligible candidate will be invited for the second cohort qualification exam in the week of Dec 14-17, 2023.
- To be eligible for the qualification exam, the candidate must be enrolled in KAUST Academy Coursera program and should complete the required specializations.
- Candidates can attend both qualification exams in case they don’t pass the first qualification exam.
To qualify for the Bioinformatics Program, you’ll need to successfully complete a prerequisite specialization on Coursera ‘Fundamental Skills in Bioinformatics’ by November 1st, 2023 to attend the Qualifying Exam for the first cohort, and before December 12th, 2023 to attend the Qualifying Exam for the second cohort. This course will equip you with essential knowledge in Bioinformatics, preparing you for the Introduction to Bioinformatics Course.
Top-performing students will receive invitations to join the Introduction to Bioinformatics Course.
Additionally, your enrollment fee covers access to 200 online courses, each offering a certificate upon completion. This exclusive opportunity comes at a significantly discounted fee of 400 SAR, exclusively for KAUST Academy students.
- Basics of R
- How to analyze bulk RNAseq Count Data
- Basics of Python
- How to analyze single cell RNAseq count data
Skills you’ll gain
- R Basics
- Bulk RNAseq Analysis
- Linear Algebra
- Python Fundamentals
- Data Visualization
- Statistical Analysis
- RNAseq Techniques
- Python Coding
Stage 1: Prerequisite Course
Important Note: Signing up for the prerequisite courses on Coursera (Stage 1) does not guarantee participation in subsequent stages. Students must demonstrate their knowledge and skills by excelling in the assessments to progress through the program. Certificates of Completion will be awarded at each stage to acknowledge participants’ achievements. Qualified students will be invited to the next stage.
Duration: 2 Weeks Completion Date: Before November 1st, 2023 Method: Self Paced, Online Courses
Description: The students are required to complete 1 dedicated specialization on Coursera, it will supply them with the knowledge for Bioinformatics essentials and building blocks.
Stage 2: Introduction to Bioinformatics
Duration: 5 Days Start Date: November 17th, 2023 Method: Instructor Paced, In Person Lectures
Description: Top qualified students will delve deeper into the world of Bioinformatics, and learn the skills and tools to apply this newfound knowledge in their fields.
Stage 3: Advanced Bioinformatics Course
Duration: 5 Days Start Date: To be decided Method: Instructor Paced, In Person Lectures
Description: The qualified students will delve even deeper into the world of Bioinformatics, learning about advanced theories and applications of Bioinformatics technologies.
Stage 4: Bioinformatics Summer Program
Duration: 8 Weeks Start Date: 16 June, 2024 Method: Instructor Paced, In Person Lectures
Description: Qualified students will be invited to the prestigious KAUST Academy Summer Program either at KAUST or top international universities. Students will be provided with on campus accommodation and services.
Below you can find the recommended agenda, with a goal to complete the specified courses before November 1st, 2023 to attend the Qualifying Exam for the first cohort, and before December 12th, 2023 to attend the Qualifying Exam for the second cohort.
“Bioinformatics is not only about using existing tools to process and analyze biological data, but rather about developing novel methods and tailored approach for targeted knowledge discovery. The field of biology has gradually changed into a data-driven field, in which AI is playing more and more important roles for hypothesis generation and scientific discovery.” – Professor Xin Gao, Interim Director of Computational Bioscience Research Center
Absolutely. Yes, you will be equipped to apply Bioinformatics concepts in real-world scenarios after completing this course.
This course is catered to University Students with backgrounds related to Science and Technology.
(1st Stage) Prerequisite online course is self paced, recommended completion time is 2 weeks. This stage must be completed before the 1st of November, 2023.
(2nd to 4th Stage Introduction, Advanced, Summer Program) Are instructor paced, and are in person.
Yes, participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion to showcase their newfound Bioinformatics knowledge and skills at each stage.
You are paying for 200 online courses provided by Coursera, in addition to a chance to qualify to KAUST Academy’s Bioinformatics Program.
No, there is one course you are required to complete. Top students will qualify to the next stage.
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