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Current Student

Antonia Netzl, current student:

When I tell people I am studying Systems Biology, the first reaction often is an appreciative nod before the confession that they actually never heard of it. Before I started studying in Heidelberg, my idea of it was rather vague, too. Coming from a classic biological background, it was hard for me to imagine how to quantify biological processes based on experimental data. But by now, I realised that Systems Biology is so much more than that. It increases our understanding of biological processes in a unique way through finding underlying mathematical laws and connections. Here in Heidelberg I got introduced to an entirely novel area of biology, and although the amount of new knowledge was large, I never felt overwhelmed. This was certainly facilitated by the close contact to our teachers thanks to a small class size. I love the versatility of Systems Biology and am amazed by how much more it allows us to discover in biology.
 
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Major Systems Biology

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Current students

To complete the systems biology program, you have to successfully take the following mandatory courses listed in the table. Added to it are a couple of optional courses you can take as well. The exact descriptions of the courses can be found by clicking the links to the LSF Course Overview in the table.

Wintersemester 2019/2020
Semester 1
(click on the course-name for more info)

Courses

Date

Time

Where

General Introduction Meeting Masters

14-10-2019

10:00-12:00

INF360/ HS

Introduction Major Systems Biology

16-10-2019

10:00-12:00

BioQuant SR43

Lecture and Tutorial "Frontiers in Biosciences 1" (mandatory for all MSc)

16-10-2019
19-11-2019
17-12 Exam

8:15-9:45

INF360 (most of the times)

Lecture and Tutorial "Frontiers in Biosciences 2" (mandatory for all MSc but with optional modules)

6-1-2020
7-3-2020

8:15-9:45

Check LSF

Practical course and Seminar "Quantitative Biology"

25-11-2019
13-12-2019

10:00-18:00

BioQuant
SR43

Practical course and Seminar "Computational Biology"

6-01-2020
24-01-2020

10:00-18:00

BioQuant, SR43

Optional but recommended

 

 

 

Practical introduction in computational modelling aka In Silico Methods in Biochemistry

21-10-2019
8-11-2019

10:00-18:00

BioQuant

Lecture and Exercises "Mathematics for Systems Biology"

starts on 18-10

Fridays 10:00-12:00
Tuesdays
16:00-18:00

BioQuant
SR 42

Scientific Programming with ‘R’

11-11-2019
15-11-2019

10:00-18:00

Bioquant
SR 42

 

Semester 2
The links redirects to the course descriptions in LSF for the summersemester 2020. Some of dates are not completely set yet. 

Courses

Date

Time

Where

Lecture and Tutorial Systems Biology 1, "Systems Cell Biology"

April-July 2020
Monday and Wednesdays

8:00-10:00

BioQuant (SR 41 and SR 42)

Lecture and Tutorial Systems Biology 2
"Physical Methods in Systems Biology"

April-July 2020
Probably Tuesdays and Thursdays, definitive dates follow soon

8:00-10:00

tba

Course and Seminar Systems Biology
"Advanced Computational Systems Biology"

15/6- 3/7

10:00-18:00

BioQuant (SR 42)

Course and Seminar Systems Biology
"High-Throughput and –Omics

tba

10:00-18:00

BioQuant

Optional

 

 

 

Optional - Course Python

tba

tba

BioQuant

Optional - Scientific Programming with R

tba

10:00-18:00

BioQuant

 

Semester 3

In this semester you should undertake two lab rotations, working for 6 – 8 weeks on a small project in a laboratory of choice, attending seminars in that laboratory and writing a lab report.

Semester 4

The Master's thesis work lasts 6 months. You undertake a laboratory research project relevant to the Major Systems biology, write a thesis, and defend it in an oral presentation. The seminar is usually held in the research group where you do your Master's thesis.

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