Many asks me about learning Bioinformatics. So, I’m going to put some good learning resources in this note.
If you are a complete beginner, don’t aim to ‘understand’ everything discussed in a course or lecture or book. It’s okay to be partially ignorant but still moving forward. Try to go through 60-70% content of following source within one-two months. The objective in this stage is to get some good understanding of core Bioinformatics concepts and terminology.
1. Bioinformatics Methods I and II, offered by Toronto University in massive-open-online-couse (MOOC) Coursera.org has pretty good materials (video+tutorial). One can download the course materials from this Google drive folder.
2. On Shikkhok.com, a MOOC platform in Bengali language, there is a very short course on Bioinformatics, বায়োইনফরমেটিক্স পরিচিতি, offered by Bio-Bio-1 Foundation.
3. Reading books is the best way. I’ve found ‘Essential Bioinformatics’ by Jin Xiong an easy to understand book.