Coursera study group in Systems Biology begins Nov 3

Get ready for an exciting journey into the field of Systems Biology through an eight week online course. Starting on November 3rd, HiveBio members will gather for weekly study group sessions to discuss main lecture points and homework assignments. Experimental Methods in Systems Biology, an online Coursera course, describes the theoretical background of mRNA sequencing, mass spectrometry-based proteomics, flow/mass cytometry, and live-cell imaging and demonstrates how these methods are used in a wet lab setting.

HiveBio members will meet 7-10pm Monday nights and for a small fee of $5 per session, you will have access to HiveBio’s conference room facilities while sharing course notes and discussing homework assignments with fellow students. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Study group organizers recommend bringing a laptop and working through homework assignments to be ready to discuss.

There is no commitment to attend each session – simply show up on Monday nights to participate! Don’t worry about “failing” the class – involvement and effort are completely up to you in this no-pressure atmosphere. So join HiveBio members this autumn and learn about the exciting and rapidly developing field of Systems Biology!

For those unfamiliar with Coursera, it is an education platform that runs online courses designed and taught by professors from top universities and organizations worldwide. All classes and class materials are completely free, but students must sign up on the Coursera website to participate and access online lectures, discussion boards and course materials.

A comprehensive description of the course and its educational requirements are on the Experimental Methods in Systems Biology class website. This class officially begins October 27th, at which point registered students will have weekly access to new course material and assignments.

Feel free to reach out to future classmates on HiveBio’s discussion forum. For other inquires contact HiveBio@gmail.com.

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