Systems Biology Courses on Coursera

Systems Biology Center New York investigators are offering three courses that focus on training students to use computation to convert the information in large and small data-sets in biomedical sciences to understand disease progression, adverse events in individual patients, and to predict efficacy of drug therapy. The three courses – Introduction to Systems Biology (Iyengar), Network Analysis in Systems Biology (Ma'ayan) , and Dynamical Modeling Methods for Systems Biology (Sobie) provide a solid basis for understanding the new era of personalized and precision medicine that is being made possible by advanced gene sequencing technologies.

Upcoming Sessions

Dynamical Modeling Methods for Systems Biology
Session begins March 31, 2014 (7 weeks long)
Course Director: Eric Sobie, PhD
An introduction to dynamical modeling techniques used in contemporary Systems Biology research.

Introduction to Systems Biology
Session begins March 31, 2014 (10 weeks long)
Course Director: Ravi Iyengar, PhD
An introduction to current concepts of how cellular molecules come together to form systems, how these systems exhibit emergent properties, and how these properties are used to make cellular decisions.

Overview Statistics for Past Sessions

Network Analysis in Systems Biology
Session began October 7, 2013 (7 weeks long)
Course Director: Avi Ma'ayan, PhD
An introduction to network analysis and statistical methods used in contemporary Systems Biology and Systems Pharmacology research.

Total Students Enrolled: 28,248

Total Active Students: 13,119

Total Video Lecture Downloads: 169,330

Introduction to Systems Biology
Session began June 3, 2013 (6 weeks long)
Course Director: Ravi Iyengar, PhD
An introduction to current concepts of how cellular molecules come together to form systems, how these systems exhibit emergent properties, and how these properties are used to make cellular decisions.

Total Students Enrolled: 27,654

Total Active Students: 16,834

Total Video Lecture Downloads: 132,433

Funding
The development of these courses has been supported in part by a Systems Biology Center Grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.

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Dynamical Modeling Methods for Systems Biology

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