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EvoSysBio: The course that will help you build systems biology models in Fall 2016

Building your own computational model of a small part of biology will develop your science skills like little else.


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This course is about the bigger picture. About making connections. About making models.

Molecules in cells. Individuals in ecosystems. Evolution of cancer cells. Long-term evolution.


                                  You name it. You model it. You map it.


Evolve your science skills by mapping your favorite part of biology. 


In this course you will:

                      • Pick your own research topic and interdisciplinary group
                      • Hone your problem-solving skills in an active-learning environment
                      • Explore the predictive power and limits of biological modeling
                      • Learn to use an accessible but mathematically precise modeling tool
                      • Receive one-on-one help from an expert with 15+ years of modeling experience
                      • Learn how to write the grants needed to fund your scientific research
                      • Never take a single exam!


Prerequisite: Only an interest in interdisciplinary approaches to modeling in biology.

Open Enrollment: Undergrads and grad students from any field related to Biology,

Medicine, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Stats, Computer Science or Engineering are welcome!


Please contact Laurence Loewe:

email:, phone: +1(608)-316-4324

Laboratory of Genetics and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, UW-Madison


To sign up for Fall 2016, use Class Number 55619 (Genetics), cross-listed as Class Number 55810 (Medical Genetics).

Using these Class Numbers above is much easier than using the official course number,

which is "Genetics 677-Section11"; this is a temporary number, as the course is relatively new.


The Evolutionary Systems Biology Course @ UW-Madison

3 Credits | Genetics 677-Section11 | Lecture Tue 3:30-4:45pm + Lab Thu 3:30-5:30pm | Wendt Commons 410B | organized by Laurence Loewe

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