Five College Consortium

Quantitative Systems Biology

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UMass Amherst
Quantitative Systems Biology, applies the theme of modeling and hands-on experimentation to core concepts in evolution, physiology, and ecology. Cutting-edge research in each of these fields relies heavily on quantitative approaches to understand how organisms function, interact with their environments, and change over evolutionary time. This course uses a combination of lectures that integrate applied math and the study of organism-level systems and labs in which students use in silico, in vitro and in vivo models to investigate those systems in detail.. The course will be organized into three modules that flow naturally from one to the next: evolution (the genotype), comparative physiology and functional morphology (the phenotype), and ecology (organismal and environmental interactions).
Open to students in the Biology TAP Sycamore program only. PreReq: BIOLOGY 190H Additional fees are associated with this course.
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Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Quantitative Systems Biology
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Margaret Riley TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM