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After the course students will have a comprehensive understanding of fundamental methodological concepts underlying modeling of biological networks and systems. Students will learn to choose appropriate modeling methods for a variety of small- and large-scale problems as well as for different types of experimental data. Students will learn to apply various computational and statistical modeling methods in real interdisciplinary biological problems and have sufficient knowledge to explore the topic further.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.01.2022 - 24.02.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Harri Lähdesmäki

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Mathematical and statistical models of biological molecular-level networks, such as gene regulation, epigenetics, signaling, and metabolism. Models covered in the course include stochastic chemical reaction networks, ordinary differential equations, Bayesian and dependency networks, regression models and random networks. Statistical methods for inference of networks from data, and prediction using the  models. Mainly probabilistic and machine learning models.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Examination and exercises/assignment problems.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    24 + 24 (4 + 4)


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    To be specified in MyCourses at the start of the course.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
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    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring III

    2021-2022 Spring III

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