• Course code:63545A
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Computational approaches in synthetic and systems biology 

Synthetic biology is an emergent scientific field which aims the design and construction of novel, i.e. synthetic, biological systems. Several successful applications were reported recently such as intelligent therapeutics, renewable energy sources and systems for environmental pollution removal. Also, basic information processing structures were already realized, which will probably present the basic parts of biological computers in the near future.

The course will provide an outline of the state of the art computational approaches used in this interdisciplinary field. Computational approaches support the rapid progress of the filed while they allow us to thoroughly analyse the novel biological systems before its experimental (i.e. biological) realization. Moreover, we will introduce the biological systems which are able to process information in similar manners as digital electronic systems that comprise modern computers.

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