PA052 Introduction to Systems Biology

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
prof. RNDr. Luboš Brim, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. David Šafránek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Aleš Horák, Ph.D.
Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Timetable
Tue 12:00–13:50 C511
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Graguate of this course shall be able to: understand the basic concepts of systems biology; understand the role of computer-science in systems biology; employ abstract computer-scientific thinking in the field of biological systems modeling.
Syllabus
  • History and scope of systems biology.
  • Elementary biological notions.
  • Elementary notions of systemic paradigm - biological process studied in terms of a complex system.
  • Model organisms.
  • Sources of biological data - Databases of biological knowledge.
  • Research scenario in systems biology, role of computer science.
  • Models in systems biology, model databases.
  • Examples of systems biology application.
  • Design and reconstruction of biological networks - Synthetic Biology.
  • Information in biology and about biology.
Literature
    recommended literature
  • ALON, Uri. An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits. : Chapman & Hall/Crc, 2006. info
Teaching methods
lectures, readings
Assessment methods
Final exam is written. In the case homeworks are assigned, these are counted by maximum of 30% to the final mark. No study materials are allowed during the final examination.
Language of instruction
Czech
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
http://sybila.fi.muni.cz/cz/predmety/PA052
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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