Molecular Systems Biology Spring 2013

E62/L41 5913
3 credits, meets twice a week

This project-based (MATLAB) class will introduce several current techniques for systems-level measurement of molecules and a set of computational techniques for inferring biological meaning from such experiments. Several molecular types and measurement techniques will be covered. How to determine the quality of measurements will lay the groundwork for understanding a new measurement technique. From there, computational topics will include dimensionality reduction techniques, correlations between measurements and outcomes, and network algorithms and properties. A working knowledge of molecular biology, linear algebra, and statistics is required.