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Course BIO-BTE-03-K-5

Fundamental Concepts and Applications in Systems Biology (S, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- S Reading course 3.0 CP 24 h 66 h
(S) 3.0 CP 24 h 66 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [5] Master (Entry Level)
Language [EN] English
Area of study [BIO-BTE] Molecular Biotechnology and Systems Biology
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: continuous and active participation in the courses
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.



The students will hear introductory lectures, read research and review papers, and discuss together and with the teacher the following topics:

− Quantitative biology and Systems Biology

− Basic concepts in bioinformatics including biostatistics, machine learning and network analysis

− Application of quantitative methods in Plant Systems Biology research

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Professional competence:

− Knowledge on statistical testing and maschine learning used in quantitative biology

− Understanding the concept of connectivity in biological systems and methods for it’s analysis

− Understanding the principles and pitfalls of quantitative methods applied to biological question

− Application of deep sequencing technologies and quantitative proteomics strategies to answer a specific questions in Plant Systems Biology research

Methodological competence: ---

Social competence:

− Learning to discuss scientific issues with other students and the teacher and explaining complex concepts

− Learning to simplify complicated topics and ideas and to identify their key aspects


− Acquirement of scientific knowledge by self-responsible reading of English research literature and identification of aspects that require further explanation

− Critical evaluation of current research data

Intended Learning Outcomes:

On successfully completing the module students will be able to…

− understand the foundation of Systems biology with a special focus on the application of quatitative and computational methods in biology

− read and understand English literature on Systems Biology approaches

− read and discuss research papers orally


Will be provided at or prior to the beginning of the course


PDFs of lecture and literature for seminar will be provided on the homepage of the department Molecular Biotechnology & Systems Biology

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Bachelor-grade knowledge in Molecular Biotechnology, Genetics, Biochemistry, and Cell Biology

Requirements for attendance (formal)

Admission to the Master Program ‘Biology’

References to Course [BIO-BTE-03-K-5]

Course-Pool Name
[BIO-LR_all-KPOOL-5] Lecture & Reading Course - all
[BIO-LR_MCB-KPOOL-5] Lecture & Reading Course: MCB
[BIO-LR_MPBiotech-KPOOL-5] Lecture & Reading Course: MPBiotech