Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Self study
Mode of Delivery Video and Text Based
Learning efforts 2-3 Hours Per Week
The Chemistry of Life course has been systematically planned in order to develop creative approaches within the candidates. The confluence of knowledge from multi-disciplinary fields empowers the candidates with the valuable skill to generate new ideas in the intersection of various science fields.
Through the Chemistry of Life course, candidates get to understand the integration of biology and chemistry. Through detailed pioneering studies, they also get to analyse and reflect on how to control biological processes and events through chemical means. Detailed and pattern proof idea generation techniques, enlisted as a part of the course, give candidates a head-start with their research. Skills such as idea generation, drastically increase after the completion of the course.
As a part of the course, candidates get to learn almost everything that is required for an effective & meaningful idea generation in the field of chemistry and biology. Very broad multi-disciplinary knowledge such as about fluorescent molecules and proteins for tracking in biology to ideas helpful to fight against cancer and viruses, ideas for fooling fats and sugars, helps candidates develop a pattern proof idea. The mentioned techniques are useful in generating other aspects of life as well.
Free to access
Extensive asynchronous activities extending up to 13 weeks
Instructor-signed shareable certificate
Kyoto University certified Instructor
- Video lectures
- Graded assignments
Course and certificate fees
Type of course
The fee structure of the Chemistry of Life course is very simple. The candidates need to pay the fee only in order to get the verified certificate.
The course is priced at Rs. 3,670.
Amount in Rupees
certificate providing authority
Who it is for
The Chemistry of Life course by edX is very carefully designed & highly recommended for the following:
Any individual is interested in science research.
Anyone particularly interested in the overlap of biology & chemistry.
Any individual who wants to develop invaluable idea generation skills.
Certification Qualifying Details
Candidates will be provided with an instructor-signed & verified certificate by EdX on 100% completion of the online modules of the course.
What you will learn
Through the Chemistry of Life course, candidates get to learn about:
Method to control biological events through chemical processes.
The basic usage of chemistry in biology.
Integration of biology and chemistry.
Generation of ideas for business and research.
Usage of fluorescent molecules and proteins.
Methods for fooling sugars and fats.
Method of synthesis of DNA.
How to write amino acids.
Applications of DNA/RNA.
The admission procedure for the Chemistry of Life course is very straightforward. Candidates only need to keep their payment & billing details handy (if they want a certificate).
Candidates are required to follow the following steps for their registration to the course:
Step 1: Go to the homepage of the course https://www.edx.org/course/the-chemistry-of-life & click on ‘Enroll’.
Step 2: Candidates are required to register themselves on the website.
Step 3: After logging in, candidates need to choose the suited method ‘Audit this course’ if they don’t want a certificate or ‘Pursue the verified track’ if they want a certificate.
Step 4: Click on ‘Start course’.
Writing and Synthesizing DNA
Understanding Chemical Structures
Writing Amino Acids
Idea Generation Techniques
Fluorescent Molecules for Tracking Biology
Fluorescent Proteins for Tracking Biology
Writing and Synthesizing Proteins
Combinatorial Chemistry & Chemical Genetics
Ideas for Fighting against Cancer & Virus
Ideas for Fooling Sugars and Fats
Review of Ideas
No scholarship is available currently, however, edX provides financial assistance to the candidates who genuinely want to earn verified certificates. Eligible candidates may receive up to 90% off from the course fee. For more details, visit - https://courses.edx.org/financial-assistance/.
How it helps
Considering the constant appearance of new viruses, diseases & allergies, the Chemistry of Life course has been planned very efficiently in order to develop idea generation skills in the course takers. Starting from gathering very basic knowledge in various multidisciplinary sciences to applying significantly advanced & complex concepts, this course helps the candidates to effectively generate a helpful idea at the interface between chemistry and biology so that idea can prove to be useful on as many levels as possible.
Considering the vast syllabus of Biology and chemistry, this course, by including pattern – proof idea generation techniques, teaches candidates how to effectively skim through useless data & information & how to promptly gather the data & concepts that are relevant to particular research.
Candidates also get to learn how to review an idea apart from all the necessary scientific knowledge such as usage of fluorescent molecules and proteins, amino acids, DNA & RNA, combinatorial chemistry & chemical genetics.
Through the right knowledge of methods of integration of chemistry and biology in the application of real-world problems, candidates get to experience the overall overlap between various fields of science & their interdependence. Candidates also get to learn how to control biological events with the help of chemical processes and methods.
On choosing ‘Pursue a verified track’, candidates get access to the list of grading assignments throughout the course.
Only the basic knowledge of junior high school science is recommended for the course takers.
Highly accurate video transcripts are available throughout the course.
2-3 hours/ week are enough to effortlessly sail through the course.
Verified digital certificates can be directly shared on platforms like LinkedIn.
edX offers financial assistance to the students genuinely interested to earn verified certificates. For details refer - https://courses.edx.org/financial-assistance/
edX completely relies on verified certificates to help fund free education globally, as courses on edX are free to access.
Motonari Uesugi, a professor of the Integrated Cell-Material sciences is the instructor of the course.
This is just an introductory course for any individual who is interested.
This extensive course extends up to 13 weeks.
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