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Events and News
Systems Biology Journal club has restarted for the this term. First meeting 29 September >>more
Information about the BBSRC e-Learning for Systems Approaches programme now available >>more
New PhD Programme
UCL has developed a new Interdisciplinary PhD Programme in bioscience and bioengineering. The programme covers all levels of biology, from molecules through to cells and whole animal physiology, and provides training in cutting edge techniques, including bioengineering, data analysis, computational and mathematical modelling, imaging, structural biology and systems approaches >>more
Jennifer Rohn and Buzz Baum (LMCB) "Comparative RNAi screening identifies a conserved core metazoan actinome by phenotype"
Jennifer Rohn and Buzz Baum (LMCB) "Identification and characterization of a set of conserved and new regulators of cytoskeletal organization, cell morphology and migration"
Guide to SysMIC course structure
SysMIC will be delivered by adapting the ‘short course’ approach developed by The Open University. This model has proved very efficient for student audiences of the size of envisaged for SysMIC.
SysMIC will be composed of three modules as stipulated by the BBSRC’s 2010 eLSA call. It is envisaged that each of modules 1 and 2 will be sub-divided into about 10 discrete work packages each to be completed over two weeks and requiring between 6 and 10 hours work. Biological systems and topics studied will range across the entire BBSRC scale of interest - from molecular to ecological - and mathematics will encompass discrete and continuous techniques alongside some computational and statistical work. At all times the emphasis will be on systems and systems analysis rather than traditional mathematical biology.
SysMIC course delivery
The course will be delivered through the web using a custom built Moodle virtual leaning environment and will comprise reading and hands-on mathematical and computing work. Students will be supported with videos, moderated discussion groups and access to a cohort of on-line experts. Distance/e-Learning study will be supplemented by a series of intensive study events. This will include weekend study schools in London and Edinburgh and one-day problem solving classes held at a wide range of centres around the UK.
It is hoped that the first module of SysMIC will “go live” at the beginning of November 2012. An anticipated delivery schedule is shown below. Each class cohort will consist of roughly 140 “students”.
1 and 2 will consist largely of taught material with some mini-project work (about
20-30%). Module 3 will be entirely
project work-based. Module 1 will
provide a ‘toolbox’ of techniques drawn from applied mathematics, computing and
statistics that will form a basis for the student’s later work. In module 2 students will expand their mathematical and computational
skills and in module 3 they will attempt systems and integrative biological
modeling of increasing sophistication. We envisage that assessment will be mostly ongoing throughout the
course, with students expected to submit solutions to (
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