Cellular and Molecular Computation OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Online Graduate Level Course on DNA Computing

Published Feb 15, 2009

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Cellular and Molecular Computation' is an OpenCourseWare class offered by MIT within its Health Sciences and Technology program. This graduate-level course focuses on the chemical reactions of proteins and nucleic acids. Mathematical formulas are used in efforts to observe and analyze events like molecular growth and genetic engineering. Students studying Microbiology, Cell Science, Medicine and Biomedical Engineering are encouraged to take advantage of this free class.

Cellular and Molecular Computation: Course Specifics

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Cellular and Molecular Computation: Course Description

MIT Professor Sebastian Seung teaches the 'Cellular and Molecular Computation' OpenCourseWare. This graduate-level course is intended for students who have backgrounds in algebra and calculus as well as are familiar with programming language. This course helps students to analyze the behavior of biochemical networks using mathematics and computer programming technologies. Course topics include chemotaxis, motility, signal transduction, and prokaryotic gene regulation. The course makes use of a wide variety of online simulation tools to help students visualize the course concepts.

The course materials include an extensive reading list and several sample assignments. To learn more, visit the molecular computation course page.

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