A short course in Systems Biology

November 1, 2010 § Leave a comment

A new annual 3-week National Short Course in Systems Biology will be held at the University of California Irvine from January 10th to January 29th 2011.  The course emphasis will be on the systems biology of morphogenesis and spatial dynamics. These two themes are well represented by participating faculty expertise from departments affiliated with the Center for Complex Biological Systems (CCBS), the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics (LFD) and the Institute for Genomics & Bioinformatics (IGB) at UC Irvine.

The course format consists of didactic lectures covering central topics in systems biology, extensive laboratory work on biological projects to develop practical skills and in depth computational analysis/modeling of results. The goal is to attract graduate students, postdocs, faculty and industry researchers from a broad range of scientific disciplines with strong interests towards long term commitments to Systems Biology research but with little or no formal prior training. To facilitate entry into this field,  1 week optional Preparatory Workshops in either foundational biological paradigms or computational/mathematical tools dependent on an individual applicant’s background are offered. The subsequent Systems Biology Core Course (2 weeks) is intended to present a high-level exploration of biological problems and questions from a systems biology perspective.

Space is limited; early registration deadline – December 3rd 2010.  Further information and application details can be found at the CCBS course website: http://ccbs.bio.uci.edu/shortcourse/shortcourse.html

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