Genes and cells function in complex genetic and cellular networks that form the basis of biological systems.  Recent advances in genomic and high-throughput techniques allow us today to acquire a more “holistic” view of biological systems. In this course, we will discuss how experimental or theoretical approaches at the systems-level provide insights into cell-to-cell interactions, cell cycle and cell growth, transcriptional regulatory networks, neuronal networks, and interactions between the environment and cellular processes.  Topics also include mathematical modeling and cutting-edge genomic technologies. The goal of this course is to learn how to approach biological questions at the systems-level by integrating different experimental methods.

No textbook is available. Recent papers related to the topics will be suggested by lecturers for further reading.