20.315 Physical Biology


Class Info

Focuses on current major research topics in quantitative, physical biology. Covers synthetic structural biology, synthetic cell biology, microbial systems biology and evolution, cellular decision making, neuronal circuits, and development and morphogenesis. Emphasizes current motivation and historical background, state-of-the-art measurement methodologies and techniques, and quantitative physical modeling frameworks. Experimental techniques include structural biology, next-generation sequencing, fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy, and quantitative biochemistry. Modeling approaches include stochastic rate equations, statistical thermodynamics, and statistical inference. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has 20.110, and 5.60 as prerequisites.

20.315 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by J. Gore and I. Cisse.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 4-257.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the 20.315 Class Site site or on the 20.315 Stellar site.

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