Introduction to Systems Biology

MCB 580
3 Units
Graduate
Fall
A. Capaldi
The proteins in a cell are organized into networks and circuits that act to process information and control cell activity. In this course we will explore the structure and function of these circuits through discussion of the relevant literature and by building and testing mathematical models of simple/toy circuits. Emphasis will be placed on key concepts such as hysteresis, ultrasensitivity, adaptation, robustness and noise propagation. Graduate-level requirements include more complex independent projects and a formal presentation to the class.