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269020 VO Computational Concepts in Biology II (2021S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
We 23.06. 16:00-18:00 Digital


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Language: English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 10.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 17.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 24.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 14.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 21.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 28.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 05.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 12.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 19.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 26.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 02.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 09.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 16.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Functional genomics
- Large-scale experimental methods
- Data management, reduction, normalization
- Methods for differential analysis and clustering
- Enrichment analysis and network-based analysis

Biological networks
- Topological analysis
- Stoichiometric analysis (MFA, FBA)
- Rule-based modeling of combinatorial complex networks
- Differential equation based methods
- Process algebras and model-checking

Organisms and ecosystems
- Genetics and metabolomics
- Systems biology of human diseases
- Dynamical modeling of organism development (including imaging)
- Environmental modeling (ecoenzymatic theories, stochiometry based theories)
- Information processing in biological systems

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Ability to explain the biological problem; ability to abstract the biological problem and to connect it to computational concepts; ability to select appropriate mathematical and computational methods; ability to perform selected computational methods and to interprete their results.

Examination topics

Lectures, seminars, practical exercises, presentations and group discussions.

Reading list

Will be provided during the lecture

Association in the course directory


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