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This page focuses on the course 7.91J Foundations of Computational and Systems Biology as it was taught by Profs. Christopher Burge, David Gifford, and Ernest Fraenkel in Spring 2014.
This course is an advanced undergraduate/graduate survey course in computational biology.
Students should have a strong background in either molecular biology or computer science. Depending on which course number the student enrolls in, there are different specific requirements.
Every spring semester.
The different versions of this course have different grading schemes. For example, this was the grading scheme for graduate students in biology, biological engineering, and health sciences & technology:
Juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in this course.
Students from biology, biological engineering, computer science, and health sciences & technology enrolled in this course.
During an average week, students were expected to spend 12 hours on the course, roughly divided as follows:
Met two times per week for 1.5 hours per session; 26 sessions total.
Met once a week for 1 hour per session. Optional attendance.