CPBP 8328 | QSBC Seminar Series

About Course

Explore deeper levels of Quantitative Systems Biology with lecturers who are also practitioners.


This Quantitative Systems Biology Center at Vanderbilt University Seminar Series is designed to help you consider the interaction among the component parts of various systems and learn approaches to defining these interactions mathematically and simulate them computationally in order to apply these concepts to human health.  It will consist of one hour video seminars from invited speakers followed by an hour of online zoom discussion for Vanderbilt-enrolled students only.  Example topics include how our microbiomes affect our health, how transcription factor networks regulate cellular identity, and how cells interact and coordinate during development.  Speakers will be drawn from academic institutions, large companies, and smaller startups.  Every effort will be made to represent diverse opinions of the developing field of Systems Biology.

It is expected that by the end of this QSBC Seminar Series you will:

  1. Be familiar with systems biology approaches
  2. Proactively apply systems thinking to individual research
  3. Have knowledge of landmark publications in systems biology
  4. Appreciate the motivation behind systems biology work in progress from live seminars
  5. Build skills to develop and constructively critique systems approaches
  6. Appreciate the relevance of systems methods from fields other than bio-medicine

What Will I Learn?

  • Understand Systems Biology concepts on a deeper level.

Material Includes

  • Videos
  • Syllabus
  • Q & A Section


  • Computer/Tablet/Mobile Device
  • Internet Connection

Target Audience

  • Grad-Students in Systems Biology
  • Post-Docs in Systems Biology