Module Number BIOINF3371 
Module Title Systems Biology I 
Type of Module Elective Compulsory 

ECTS  6  
Work load  Contact time  Self study 
Workload:
180 h Class time:
60 h / 4 SWS Self study:
120 h 

Duration  1 Semester  
Frequency  In the summer semester  
Language of instruction  English  
Type of Exam  Oral examination (written exam if there are a large number of participants), exercise points can be included as a grade bonus in the exam assessment. 

Lecture type(s)  Lecture, Tutorial  
Content  Nowadays, genome sequences are available for numerous organisms. Based on these blueprints of life, we can now capture all components of biological systems, describe their interactions, and map them into networks to describe the interactions of all cellular processes. These networks form the basis for computer models whose simulation enables predictions of observable phenomena. This lecture introduces the fundamental concepts of systems biology. It is aimed equally at bachelor students of mathematics, computer science, bioinformatics, and biology since systems biology connects all of these disciplines and brings them together in their larger context. We learn how biological networks can be constructed and modeled. We will cover how the characteristic properties of these models can be determined and used to derive essential statements about system behavior up to the phenotype. Basic knowledge of linear algebra and biochemistry is a prerequisite for participation. By applying mathematical concepts to biological problems, this course prepares students for the irreversible trend of an everincreasing proportion of mathematical and computational content in biology education. 

Objectives  Students acquire basic knowledge in the theory and application of systems biology: 

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Prerequisite for participation  There are no specific prerequisites.  
Lecturer / Other  Dräger  
Literature  1. Bernhard Ø. Palsson. 2006. Systems Biology: Properties of Reconstructed Networks. Cambridge University Press, New York, ISBN 9780521859035. 

Last offered  Wintersemester 2021  
Planned for  Sommersemester 2024  
Assigned Study Areas  BIOINFM2210, MDZINFM3110 