This is an introductory course on Metagenomics, also known as the “microbiome”. The course provides a good introduction to analysis methods for 16s RNA and the significance of microbiome/metagenomics studies. A major focus in the metagenomics introductory course is on the impact of bacterial diversity (microbiome) to human health. You will learn about multiple types of sequencing methods, 16S RNA and DNA, and then practice analysis of 16s sequencing data using the user-friendly T-Bioinfo platform. For practical assignments, we will use a small educational project taken from a public domain dataset.
Many of the methods for processing and analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data are also covered in Transcriptomics and Genomics sections. If you would like to learn more about these methods, consider registering for these modules. For those interested in workshops and programs that utilize these modules, please visit our events and organizations sections.
In subsequent courses on metagenomics, significance of bacteria to environment and agriculture will also be covered.
Main topics covered in this module:
· Introduction to Metagenomics
· Significance of bacteria to Human Health
· What is 16s RNA?
· Types of Metagenomics Sequencing Methods
· Typical Metagenomics Pipeline
Passing grade & Module completion criteria:
70% is the minimum score to pass
50% : Total quizzes
50% : Course project
After completing the theoretical and practical assignments, you will receive a certificate of completion supported by Pine Biotech and the Tauber Bioinformatics Research Center.
- Lectures 11
- Quizzes 3
- Duration 6 hours
- Skill level Beginner
- Language English
- Students 1013
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
Introduction to Metagenomics
Introduction to Metagenomics Algorithms
Hands-on Metagenomics Project
This was very informative and easy to learn the course as the writing material used holds an intermediate level of language. This makes it user-friendly and ignites the interest of a newbie in the field. The sessions were enriching and knowledge gathering. The opensource used with the public domains used on the website made it easier and more relevant in use. The data shared was verified and holds a great amount of reality with it. The quiz was also learner testing, however, we can always improve by sharing the answers along with the reason or logic for all the questions asked as the answers aren't available and the knowledge attained then becomes blurry. Overall a good course with the overview of metagenomics sequencing and anaalysis.
This course has been designed well to make the concept and basics of Metagenomics clear to all,it is a great course for beginners.
Fundamentals of Metagenomics
The Metagenomics course gives an overview about the role and importance of microorganisms in every nook and corner around us. The course also elaborates the step-wise process to run a metagenomics pipeline and illustrates the conclusions that can be drawn from the output of the metagenomics pipeline. I found the course very interesting as it helps to unlock many mysteries behind the biological processes.
Basic but solid
The Metagenomics is a comprehensive course, which starts with skimming the surface with “Why Study Metagenomics”, and gradually move into deeper concepts like difference between 16S and 18S based metagenomics study, the algorithms for preprocessing, mapping, generating abundance table, confounder and batch effects, sequencing depths and publicly funded “big data” repository projects etc. The carefully curated Quiz acts as a evaluative checkpoint for the participants. The students taking this course would be highly benefited to know the essential concepts behind metagenomics in the era of Biology as Data Science.
Metagenomics is an engaging and practical course that describes the many ways that microorganisms influence life on the planet. It presents the fundamental concepts of the microbiome and the ways in which bacteria can be studied on a genetic level. I found the content interesting and relevant to so many aspects of life on a global level.