CELL 425

Systems Biology

Description: *3 (fi 6) (second term, 3-0-0). Systems biology is the molecular analysis of organisms and involves understanding the integrated and interacting network of genes, proteins and biochemical processes that give rise to what we define as life. Systems biology connects and integrates genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, engineering, cell biology and genetics with mathematics and computational analysis to enable the comprehensive discovery of principles underlying the functioning of living organisms. This course provides the student with the fundamentals of a systems biology approach to understanding organisms. Systems biology projects using database analysis software will be a large component of this course and therefore personal computers are required. Note: Offered in odd-numbered years.

Prerequisite: CELL 201, BIOL 201 or consent of Department. Enrolment is limited and registration is by permission of the Department.

Offered: M W F 11:00 am to 12:00 pm