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Rosalind [1] (previously posted on HN) is pretty good for something like a Project Euler for bioinformatics. The problems are pretty similar to the introductory computational biology course at my school for upper-year undergrads and first-year grad students.

It's a really good way to get a good overview of the field, and what some of the problems have been already solved in bioinformatics. It's definitely best to combine it with a more traditional textbook such as "Introduction to Computational Biology" (Haubold and Wiehe) or "Biological Sequence Analysis" (Mitchison, Krogh, Durbin, and Eddy).

Hope that helps!

[1]: http://rosalind.info/




That is absolutely fantastic! Kudos to UCSD and Saint Petersburg Academic University for creating such an awesome educational resource! And thank you for pointing me to it!


+1 for this.

Rosalind is a great way of improving your knowledge of biology and CS. It is quite cool to see computer science and mathematics problems and techniques applied to bioinformatics.


Rosalind [1] (previously posted on HN) is pretty good for something like a Project Euler for bioinformatics

I think I have a new hobby!




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