TitleBack to the future: education for systems-level biologists.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsWingreen, N, Botstein, D
JournalNat Rev Mol Cell Biol
Date Published2006 Nov
KeywordsBiology, Education, Graduate, Mathematics, Models, Biological, Teaching

We describe a graduate course in quantitative biology that is based on original path-breaking papers in diverse areas of biology; each of these papers depends on quantitative reasoning and theory as well as experiment. Close reading and discussion of these papers allows students with backgrounds in physics, computational sciences or biology to learn essential ideas and to communicate in the languages of disciplines other than their own.

Alternate JournalNat. Rev. Mol. Cell Biol.