Systems Biology Courses on Coursera
Mount Sinai will begin by 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, Network Analysis in Systems Biology, and Dynamical Modeling Methods for Systems Biology – will be offered in 2013. The courses provide a solid basis for understanding the new era of personalized and precision medicine that is being made possible by advanced gene sequencing technologies.
Introduction to Systems Biology
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.
Network Analysis in Systems Biology
Course Director: Avi Ma'ayan, PhD
An introduction to network analysis and statistical methods used in contemporary Systems Biology and Systems Pharmacology research.
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.