About This Course
Molecular Biology: a field of biology that studies the composition, structure and interactions of cellular molecules – such as nucleic acids and proteins, that carry out the biological processes essential for the cell’s functions and maintenance. Molecular Biology studies the molecular basis of biological activity in and between cells, including molecular synthesis, modification, mechanisms and interactions. In Molecular Biology, you learn how molecular structures inside the cells work and what are their molecular mechanisms, such as chromosomal patterns, DNA repair, mutations, DNA binding, regulation, structure of macromolecules such as DNA, RNA, non-coding RNAs, proteins and even mitochondrial and chloroplast genomes.
Bioinformatics: that entails the creation and advancement of databases, algorithms, computational and statistical techniques, to solve formal and practical problems arising from the management and analysis of biological data generated by molecular biology techniques such as genome sequencing, PCR amplifications and others. The primary goal of bioinformatics is to increase the understanding of biological processes. Vast amounts of genome sequences have already been determined, and the pace at which new sequences are characterized is continuously accelerating due to advancements in both molecular biology and Bioinformatics.
Bioinformatics is most commonly used in molecular biology i.e., for genome sequencing and sequence analysis such as Sanger sequencing and Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS), which leads to therapeutics, comparative genomics, comparing full genomes of organisms, for identifying the genes and determining the foundations of the proteins they encode, for understanding gene expression and genetic diseases through whole-genome and whole-exome variant detection pipelines, for understanding evolution and evolutionary history using phylogenetics, for the prediction of protein folding and characterizing the function of protein based on this folding.
Bioinformatics is becoming an increasingly important field in molecular biology. The laboratories of Molecular Biology apply bioinformatics tools in various research projects, with an emphasis on the analysis of genomics and transcriptomics data. There is an increasing demand for life scientists with a strong combined background in both molecular biology and bioinformatics. Biological industry is trying to find candidates with a strong combined background in molecular biology and Bioinformatics.
Although there are numerous study programs which are addressing this demand for bioinformaticians, single courses at a university are usually focused either on the wet lab or the dry lab independently, not in depth. Frequently, lecturers with a bioinformatics background teach the bioinformatics aspect, while biologists teach the molecular biology part. However, keeping this problem in mind and to provide a greater value to our students, we have created a Molecular Biology MasterClass course.
Why is Learning Molecular Important for a Bioinformatician?
Learning the underlying concepts of molecular biology provides you with the knowledge of how biological data is generated such as genomics, transcriptomics and even regulatory DNA dataset. and the practical applications of Bioinformatics can be beneficial for you and your research career.
Bioinformatics is an exciting and in-demand skill set required by the ever changing Life Sciences (Health and Medical Sciences) fields, with Bioinformatic skills you can find genomic instabilities of the patients, find over-expressed biomarkers in patients of certain disease, identify single-nucleotide polymorphisms that can provide changes to the organisms’ phenotypes, develop new software and algorithms for other researchers to do cutting edge research.
Bioinformatics is easy to get started with, all you have to do is gain the required theoretical and practical understanding of Bioinformatics and how it is applied to the data generated during the research projects related to molecular biology, genetics, genomics, microbiology and biotechnology. Therefore, you can take any biological data from any public repository (you will learn that in this course) and predict the answers to your research questions.
How Will this Course Benefit You?
One of the major benefits that you will get from this course is that it starts from the very beginning and basics of Molecular Biology and leads you all the way to advanced level knowledge of Molecular Biology. With each lecture you will gain deeper knowledge of Molecular Biology tics and its different concepts and theoretical aspects. As you progress through the course, you will gain insights into the complex and advanced level information and topics such as structure and study of nucleic acids, DNA, RNA, noncoding RNA, proteins, techniques used in molecular biology, genome structure, chromatin, nucleosome, replication of DNA, mutations, DNA repair, chromosomal organizations and structures, single nucleotide polymorphisms, variant detection, transcription & translation, DNA replication, regulatory RNAs, transcriptomics and genomics along with many other techniques of molecular biology such as Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), gel electrophoresis, mass spectrophotometer, genome sequencing and many more.
This course is for absolute beginners of Molecular Biology and you don’t require any prior knowledge of Molecular Biology or even biology to get started with this course. By the end of this course, you will have a greater understanding of Molecular Biology, how, why, when and which molecular biology concept works.
This course will also provide you with a great foundation and understanding of Bioinformatics data analysis, because you will gain insights into biological data generation and other concepts of molecular biology.
What Will You Learn?
You should watch the introductory video, it’s 10+ minutes long and it is free.
In simple terms:
- What is a cell and its features
- What is DNA, RNA and Protein
- Structure of Proteins
- Nucleic acids, transcription and translation, amino acids
- Post-transcriptional and post-translational modifications
- Types of RNAs and non-coding RNAs
- Sequencing techniques
- PCR, Gel electrophoresis and other molecular techniques
- Mechanisms of enzymes, generation of cellular energy
- Genes, Mutations, Evolutions, Gene and Protein Families
- Genetic transfer between species, eukaryotic and prokaryotic genomes
- Model organisms such as bacteria, worm, drosophila, arabidopsis
- In-depth theoretical knowledge of nearly everything in the entire field of Molecular Biology
- More than 200 video lectures on each topic giving you a plethora of knowledge
- To find out more, download the free course content PDF below.
The course starts from the very basics of Molecular Biology, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of each topic of the entire Molecular Biology field, all the way to advanced level analysis such as genotype analysis, NGS, cancer genomics and others.
How Will You Learn?
The Molecular Biology MasterClass course is pre-recorded and online, that means you can learn at your own pace and watch the lectures as many times as you want and complete the course whenever you have the time! So, all you have to do is click “Add to Cart” on this page, create an account and purchase the course. Afterwards, your account will automatically be activated and you will see all the course content on your learning dashboard, where you can access each lecture video along with its transcript and notes.
Is Molecular Biology MasterClass for Beginners?
Yes! Molecular Biology MasterClass course is for beginners who have no prior experience in Molecular Biology. That means, you can get started right away and you will be taught everything you need during the course. Just like the below mentioned learners who had no prior experience in Molecular Biology!
Shehroze Tariq, a student at the University of Pisa, Italy contacted BioCode a few weeks ago to enquire about our courses and how they could benefit him with this research on plant biotechnology-related research on which he was stuck for a quite a while. He had been trying to learn RNA-Seq analysis from YouTube and other free sources but all his efforts were not fruitful as he failed to make any progress in his research, since the topics covered on YouTube were not in-depth and he lacked proper understanding of RNA-Seq data analysis or any of its sub-processes. He wanted to quickly learn RNA-Seq data analysis that could help him complete his research before the deadline and he wanted a course that could cover all the basics of RNA-Seq, all the way to differential gene expression analysis. He enrolled in the BioCode course and was able to learn RNA-Seq Data Analysis and fulfill his research goals.
Few months back, I was looking for some good bioinformatics platform to get training in advanced level bioinformatics techniques. After thorough search, I came across BioCode 60 Days Internship plan. Without giving a second thought, I signed up for that as whatever I wanted to learn was included in that internship plan. I completed that internship plan and I am extremely satisfied with the contents, video lectures and support /guidance which I got from time to time from the staff. I would highly recommend that if someone wants to get advanced level bioinformatics training, BioCode is the place to start with. I myself am now planning to start another training from this platform soon.
Thanks to the BioCode team for this fantastic learning.
Jamshed *******, from Pakistan
I started the internship on Functional bioinformatics by BioCode and it was, without a doubt, the best online activity on this subject that I attended so far. As a beginner in this field, I will totally recommend it to anyone with or without prior knowledge of bioinformatics. Besides that, their support team is one of the best.
Mushhood Ur Rehman, from PHFMC
I have been taking BioCode lectures for a few months now and I think it is the best platform to start with understanding the basics to the complexity of Bioinformatics and Computational biology. I highly regard the BioCode team as they are very cooperative and exceptionally helping people and always try to make things easy for you.
Faiza Munir, from Pakistan
BioCode has helped me a lot to be an international researcher.
Thank you for the opportunity, time and dedication at any time for 3 months!
Ergi Hoxha, from Albania, Faculty of Natural Sciences
Thank you for all your help. Your service was excellent and very fast. Many thanks for your kind and efficient service. I have already and will definitely continue to recommend your services to others in the future.
Sajjad Hussain, Harbin Medical University, China
I was surprised and amused by the content and the speaker. They taught from the very basic concept and slowly built an advanced level. Happy to be a part of the BioCode platform.
Muhammad Faizan, Pakistan
I am currently enrolled in one of the workshops of BioCode and I am enjoying this course a lot. Although I have no knowledge about proteins and bioinformatics, I am learning a lot because the way it is explained is very good. On the other hand, I really appreciate the communication I have been having with the staff members. Although this is a virtual communication it is easy to notice that they are very supportive, respectful and collaborative, so I am very happy with this choice. I am going to follow another course here and I suggest this to anyone interested to learn more and want to gain very good skills in several issues related to bioinformatics.
Inva Kociaj, University of Tirana
Is It An In-Depth Theoretical and Practical Course?
Yes, everything is covered in-depth, each lecture topic duration ranges from 7-15 minutes, therefore, we have covered everything that is required for you to understand end-to-end Molecular Biology.
I don’t know anything about Molecular Biology?
That’s not an issue, you will learn the required topics in this course.
No Prior Knowledge Required in Molecular Biology
Our course makes sure that you learn every little thing about the theoretical Molecular.
Guarantee that Matters!
Your Expertise in Molecular Biology is Guaranteed or You Get a Refund. No Conditions Attached!*
We guarantee that taking this course will not only help you in the short term such as completing your project that you are stuck in, but also greatly benefit you in gaining Molecular Biology knowledge easily so that you can publish research that matters.
Students are taught each topic in detail with prime focus on both theoretical and practical aspects of building an in-depth understanding of Molecular Biology. Our aim is not to teach you how to do Molecular Biology, our aim is to make sure you know exactly how Molecular Biology is applied to your research questions.
We understand that you need to learn Molecular Biology and you have tried online tutorials from all around the web, but you never understood anything. Molecular Biology is actually hard, we agree with you. But, not when it is taught properly!
BioCode brings the exact kind of solution for you that you need, a proper end-to-end in-depth Molecular Biology course that you will learn at your own pace at any given time of the day and complete it whenever you have the time.
By the end of this course, you will be an expert in Molecular Biology, end-to-end. You will have a much better understanding of Molecular Biology.
- The target audience for Advanced Molecular Biology MasterClass course are biologists, beginner or intermediate Bioinformaticians or data analysts with no or little experience in applications of computational bioinformatics and analysis.
- However, a superficial understanding of molecular biology is expected from you before you join the course.
- Bioinformatics is quite easy to get started in, even if you lack a proper understanding of the underlying concepts of Bioinformatics databases, servers, tools and the algorithms working behind them.