CDS 270-4, 2010: Bio-Control

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Spring 2010

Course Schedule

Week Date Lecture Topic Additional Material
1 Introduction
29 Mar (M) Course overview and objectives, layers of control of gene expression. Slides Syllabus
2 April (F) Modeling: Ordinary Differential Equations. Slides Papers: Modeling the trp operon and Model-based redesign of transcriptional networks

Course Administration

This course is a special topics course in which much of the lecture material has been prepared by a senior graduate student. The class is P/F only and there is no required homework and no midterm or final exam. Students will be required to work on an individual or team course project.

Course Project

Project proposals are due at 5pm on the last day of the Midterm examination period (May 4) and are due by 5pm on the last day of the final examination period (June 7). Project theme: select a cellular regulatory mechanism, define a list of important features of the system, come up with a modeling framework and carry out an analysis of its properties (e.g. stability, robustness, modularity...).