Method and Logic in Quantitative Biology

Subject associations
QCB 515 / PHY 570 / EEB 517 / CHM 517 / MOL 515
Term
Fall 2024
Instructors
Ned S. Wingreen
Registrar description

Close reading of published papers illustrating the principles, achievements, and difficulties that lie at the interface of theory and experiment in biology. Two important papers, read in advance by all students, will be considered each week; the emphasis will be on discussion with students as opposed to formal lectures. Topics include: cooperativity, robust adaptation, kinetic proofreading, sequence analysis, clustering, phylogenetics, analysis of fluctuations, and maximum likelihood methods. A general tutorial on Matlab and specific tutorials for the four homework assignments will be available.