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BBS 764 Systems & Computational Biology (2017- ) - We developed this course and first offered it in 2017. The purpose is to provide a perspective of biology as an increasingly large-scale and quantitative science, where the focus is on emergent properties of biological systems that cannot be discovered with classical reductionist approaches. Systems biology focuses on a question rather than a hypothesis and can be viewed as hypothesis generating. The two major goals, aside from acquiring basic knowledge, is to (1) instill the skills of ‘systems thinking’ and (2) to become comfortable with computational data retrieval, management, analysis, and modeling. The course is split into a lecture component and a computational component where the students learn to use MATLAB to manipulate and manage data.