Science at the heart of medicine

7027 Systems Biology Seminar

COURSE DESCRIPTION: It has long been recognized that scientific breakthroughs and groundbreaking research in the coming century requires multidisciplinary approaches to many areas of research. By means of critical reading of classical and contemporary articles the course will cover a broad range of relevant techniques from mathematical, statistical and computational sciences, and their rela-tions to the specific scientific questions in each of the articles discussed. The course will cover 26 articles on biological questions that have been addressed both theoretically and experi-mentally. These articles will cover a broad range of biological topics from molecular biology, evolutionary biology, geonomics and neuroscience.

REQUIRED MATERIALS: N/A

PREREQUISITES: Quantitative background encouraged

STUDENT PREPARATION: Preferred pre-requisite (not reqired) Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations and Sto-chastic Processes.

SUITABLE FOR 1ST YEAR STUDENTS: Yes

UNIQUE TRAINING OFFERED IN THIS COURSE: The course will be exposed to the need and importance of abstract/theoretical and analytical approaches and their relevancy to experimental biomedical research.

STUDENT ASSESSMENTS: Student presentation throughout the course

NOTE: In order for this course to be given a (minimum of 6 students) must be registered.

CREDIT HOURS: 2.0