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Systems Biology with Programming
BIOL 270
Spring 2024
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CIS 270

Systems--collections of entities that interact to form an interconnected whole--are present at every scale of organization in the life sciences. Biologists can take advantage of computational and mathematical tools to understand how these systems function and predict how they might change over time. This approach is critical in applications ranging from epidemic modeling to evolutionary theory. In this course, students will learn how simple rules and interactions can lead to complex behavior using examples from three main areas: regulatory networks, population genetics, and ecology. Students will spend the first part of the course learning how to program in Python in order to model, simulate, and visualize these systems. No previous programming experience is expected.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: BIOL181 OR BIOL181Z AND BIOL182 OR BIOL182Z
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(IDEA-Biomedical)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on JUN-19-2024
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