Systems biology (2020/2021)

Course code
4S003680
Name of lecturers
Carlo Laudanna, Gabriela Constantin
Coordinator
Carlo Laudanna
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
MED/04 - EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Language of instruction
English
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Mar 1, 2021 al Jun 11, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The class will provide the students with an overview of different aspects of Systems Biology applied to life and medical science. The class will be initially focused on general aspects of Systems Biology, including the concepts of complexity, emergent properties, abstraction, mathematical modeling and biological networks. the course will provide a number of examples regarding general principles and methods typical of systems biology, data-bases and software widely used in the field. Furthermore, in the course we will introduce as propaedeutic background, some examples of complex systems in biology, including signal transduction and metabolic networks. In the second part of the course we will proceed with the description of complex systems relevant to medicine, such as the immune systems, autoimmune diseases and cancer in the context of systems biology. Several examples will be explained and extensively illustrated. Moreover, a general view of systems biology in the context of a transition toward personalized medicine will be proposed. In the context of the degree, the class will provide the necessary bases to understand the interdisciplinary nature of biomedicine and bioinformatics.