CCB 219 Systems Biology: Principles of cellular heterogeneity in biology (2017)

Module: 1
Sponsoring Program: Biophysics
Administrator:Rebecca Brown

Course Number: BP 219/Biochem 210
Course Name: Systems Biology: Principles of cellular heterogeneity in biology
Units: 3
Grading Option: S/U
Course Director:Lani Wu

Additional Course Director(s): Steve Altschuler, Wallace Marshall
Room Number: GH S-261
Campus: Mission Bay
Schedule: April 3-April 21, 2017; Mon & Wed, 3:00-5:00 PM
Prerequisites: None
Maximum Class Size: 20

Course Description:  A hallmark of living systems is their ability to give rise to predictable behaviors from heterogeneous components. This is seen at molecular, cellular, tissue and even organismal levels. Classically, this heterogeneity was thought to be noise, but increasingly heterogeneity is seen to be an intrinsic and computable phenotype of biological systems. In this minicourse, students will lead discussions from the literature and work on computational projects that investigate heterogeneity across scales and in normal and diseased tissues. Required for Systems Biology emphasis.