Systems Biology
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Course title in English
Systems Biology
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
autumn - spring
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Overview of systems biology history and different branches of systems biology.
A comprehensive understanding of modern system biology and its future
directions. Overview of applied systems biology and it's methodology.
Brief description of the course
Overview of systems biology history and of methods that made its possible for
the field to emerge. To have a thorough understanding of different branches of
systems biology, such as transcriptomics, epigenomics, proteomics and
Overview about how to model and discover emergent properties, properties of
cells, tissues and organisms functioning as a system whose theoretical
description is only possible using techniques which fall under the remit of
systems biology. To study the interactions between the components of biological
systems, and how these interactions give rise to the function and behavior of that
system. Introduction to major statistical methods used in system biology. A
comprehensive understanding of modern system biology and its future
Independent work
Independent work:
- working with lecture materials and scientific articles
- preparation for tests and the exam
- preparation for individual and group studies on a subject chosen by the lecturer
Learning outcomes in the course
- knowledge of systems biology history
- thorough overview of different branches of systems biology and methodology
- the ability to choose appropriate statistical methods for particular systems
biology field
- the ability to conduct online database searches
- the ability to use biological data obtained from online sources
- the ability to present systems biology research orally and in written form
- the ability to use systems biology terminology in Estonian and in English.
Assessment methods
Written exam (50%) and written and oral presentations (50%)
lekt Kairi Tammoja MSc
Prerequisite course 1
Study literature
Edda Klipp, Wolfram Liebermeister, Christoph Wierling, Axel Kowald, Hans Lehrach, Ralf Herwig Systems Biology: A Textbook
Eberhard Voit A First Course in Systems Biology
õppejõu poolt antavad artiklid ja teised inglise keelsed materjalid.
Replacement literature