Principles of Systems Biology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This course aims to give a broad overview over topics related to Systems Biology. In addition it intends to fill gaps in your background
knowledge to ensure you can take more advanced systems biology courses.
- The two branches of systems biology
- Data structure, geometrical mapping, PCA, distance metrics, clustering
- Cellular composition, diffusion, time scales, rates
- Mass-action, mass balances, reactions, equilibria, stable/unstable steady states equilibrium binding, affinity, conformational change,
ultrasensitivity, transduction cascades, autoregulation, mutual inhibition/activation, bistability, feed-forward loops, steady state metabolism, regulation of metabolism and regulation by demand
- Exercises during/in between lectures in which methods of systems biology will be applied to several topics.
- Conversion classes
Depending on their background, students will also be assigned to one out of three deficiency classes where they will be working to fill gaps in their knowledge in mathematics, programming and/or biology.
- Lectures (two hour lecture in the morning, two days per week)
- Computer- and modelling practicals
TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
Exam of the Systems Biology subjects
This course may only be followed by students enrolled in the BSc minor Bioinformatics and Systems Biology.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Some courses may require additional fees.