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Course Descriptions

The biomathematics degree blends mathematics, biology, and computer science in preparation for continued graduate studies and for careers in the quantitative life sciences.

BMTH 311 - Systems Biology

The study of how to combine detailed biological information to build models of entire systems. Nearly any biological scale can be considered. For example, at the biochemistry level the course will consider topics such as gene regulatory networks, protein interaction networks, and metabolisms. Moving toward larger scales, systems biology can be used to study the growth of cancerous tumors, and on an even larger scale, the mating and social structure of populations. The course's focus is on how to use relational information to perform model based inquiries of an entire system.