7.89J / CSB.100J Topics in Computational and Systems Biology

As taught in: Fall 2010

a diagram composed of purple lines, boxes, arrows, and green text, slightly resembling a circuit.

This example of a pathway kinetics model illustrates the mechanisms that determine how a bacterial virus will infect its host cell. (Image courtesy of the Office of Biological and Environmental Research, U.S. Department of Energy Genomic Science program.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Christopher Burge

Prof. Jeff Gore

Prof. Wendy Gilbert

Prof. Bruce Tidor

Prof. Forest White

Course Description

This is a seminar based on research literature. Papers covered are selected to illustrate important problems and approaches in the field of computational and systems biology, and provide students a framework from which to evaluate new developments.

The MIT Initiative in Computational and Systems Biology (CSBi) is a campus-wide research and education program that links biology, engineering, and computer science in a multidisciplinary approach to the systematic analysis and modeling of complex biological phenomena. This course is one of a series of core subjects offered through the CSB Ph.D. program, for students with an interest in interdisciplinary training and research in the area of computational and systems biology.