BIOL 395 (Fall)

Quantitative Biology Seminar 1



Instructor(s):
A. Hayer Bellini 205 (514) 398-8574 arnold.hayer@mcgill.ca
       
Workload:
1 credit (1-0-2)
       
Restrictions:      
Registration is restricted to U2 students in the Quantitative Biology program and the joint programs in Biology and Mathematics and in Biology and Computer Science.
Prerequisite(s):
BIOL 200 or BIOL 219, CHEM 212, COMP 250, MATH 222
Content:

This course provides an overview of concepts and current research in quantitative biology: theoretical ecology and evolution, computational biology, and physical biology.

Each week a faculty member will present on their research in a lecture. Readings from the literature or a publication from the lecturer’s research group may be assigned for each lecture to enhance understanding of the material. Readings are available through on-line journal access provided through McGill University.

       
Readings:
   
Research papers and reviews will be assigned by participating faculty
 
   
Method:
   
One hour seminar a week
   
Evaluation:
   
Mid-term and final exam, consisting of short-answer questions. Exams will cover only material discussed in class. Performance during the midterm (40%) and final exam (60%) provides the total mark. No make-up or extra credit assignments are permitted.

McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see http://www.mcgill.ca/integrity/ for more information).

Last update: March 22, 2019