Topics in Computational and Systems Biology

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MIT Course Number

7.89J / CSB.100J

As Taught In

Fall 2010



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Course Description

This is a seminar based on research literature. Papers covered are selected to illustrate important problems and approaches in the field of computational and systems biology, and provide students a framework from which to evaluate new developments.

The MIT Initiative in Computational and Systems Biology (CSBi) is a campus-wide research and education program that links biology, engineering, and computer science in a multidisciplinary approach to the systematic analysis and modeling of complex biological phenomena. This course is one of a series of core subjects offered through the CSB Ph.D. program, for students with an interest in interdisciplinary training and research in the area of computational and systems biology.

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Christopher Burge, Jeff Gore, Wendy Gilbert, Bruce Tidor, and Forest White. 7.89J Topics in Computational and Systems Biology, Fall 2010. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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