SysMIC: Interdisciplinary Skills for Biological Research
The course provides introductory and advanced training in maths and computing based around biological examples. Particpants will gain an understanding of programming MATLAB to model and simulate biological systems, and the R package to run statistical analysis of results.
The course is open to researchers at all levels: from PhD students beginning their career through to established researchers wishing to improve their skills. It includes the necessary background for the mathematics covered and does not assume any previous experience in computer programming. Click on the icon above for full details of the syllabus.
Contact SysMIC Team via email for further information.
EASTBIO SysMIC provision 2018-2019 (please read carefully):
In 2018-2019, EASTBIO has secured a total of 6 funded spaces worth £800 each to first-year EASTBIO students on a competitive basis (the opportunity may also be offered to second-year students). You will be invited to apply after the Induction Day on 3 October and will be given information to this effect. If you are successful, you will have two years to complete the course and gain either 30 points for Module I, or 50 points for both Module I & II. You should discuss your application with your supervisor(s) and secure their support before submitting the application to EASTBIO.
As the course represents a significant time commitment, we encourage prospective applicants to also contact EASTBIO students who have completed the course previously. The following EASTBIO students have offered their advise to potential applicants:
Jessica-Lily Harvey-Cox (St Andrews)
Alexandra Hazel Jebb (Aberdeen)
Verity Hill (Edinburgh, CSE)
Please note that failure to complete the course will carry a financial sanction.
To apply, we will ask you to download and fill in the EASTBIO SysMIC form and submit it to EASTBIO, together with your Training Plan, by the 22nd October 2018. The application form is filled by both the student and the supervisor(s).
Email EASTBIO if you have any further queries.