The Systems Biology of Disease course has been offered to scientists within the larger biomedical community for five years. The course was seeded / made possible by Center funding, and now has independent funding. The goal of the course is to introduce the core concepts of systems biology and the application to systems biomedicine.
The course aims to teach scientists to phrase questions and design hypotheses that will lead to a greater understanding of the complexity in “larger” systems, including organisms of greater medical relevance, such as mice and humans.
Based on anonymous course feedback , the course is highly successful for scientists with little to no prior systems biology experience, and the lectures were rated very highly for knowledge transfer of content. The one week course is offered annually in July.