sysmic is a comprehensive online course in systems biology aimed at researchers in the biological sciences.

The course provides introductory and advanced training in maths and computing based around biological examples. Particpants will gain an understanding of programming MATLAB to model and simulate biological systems, and the R package to run statistical analysis of results.

Every topic includes code examples, exercises and quizzes, with hands on support provided by online tutors.

Click here to see an example session: Module 1.2 Topic 1.9 The Repressilator.

There are three modules available to study, each lasting six months and requiring about five hours work per week.

  • 1 - Basic Skills
  • 2 - Advanced topics and applications
  • 3 - Project work
The full details of the syllabus can be seen here.

The course is open to at all levels of researchers: from graduates beginning their career through to established researchers wishing to improve their skills. It includes the necessary background for the mathematics covered and does not assume any previous experience in computer programming.

Registration is open to start the course in spring 2015.

Email enquiries@sysmic.ac.uk to express your interest in the course.

The SysMIC course has been approved by the Society of Biology for the purposes of CPD.
For details on the module fees and sources of funding please click here.

The development and delivery of SysMIC is funded by the