Dresden Summer School in Systems Biology

Computational methods are rapidly gaining importance in all fields of biology. Computational data analysis, modeling, and simulation are becoming as indispensable to the life sciences as mathematics is to physics. For five years, the Dresden Summer School in Systems Biology, jointly organized by the International Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental and Systems Biology and the Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD), has provided a glimpse into this world.

This school provides lectures and tutored hands-on training in spatiotemporal modeling and simulation of biological systems for students with a computational/quantitative background. It is intended primarily for Master and Diploma students of Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, and related areas. For graduates of other disciplines, we assume Bachelor-level knowledge of calculus (multi-dimensional integrals, partial derivatives, vector calculus, differential operators, differential equations), physics (classical mechanics and diffusion), chemistry (kinetics), and computer programming (independent proficiency in at least one programming language).

No prior experience or knowledge in biology is required, but a strong interest in modeling biological systems is expected. PhD students and postdoctoral researchers are welcome to apply, but may be given lower priority. The course will accept 25 participants.

Learn more about the 2018 program details, download the poster, or apply now. Further information about the application details or the selection process can also be found on this site. Stay tuned for more information on future offerings.

Dresden Summer School

in Systems Biology

The 2018 Application Cycle is now closed. Applications are no longer being accepted.


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