SysMIC Module 1 Course Starting Soon

The next SysMIC Module 1 course will start on Monday 27th April 2020

SysMIC was developed with BBSRC funding and provides introductory and advanced training in mathematics, statistics and computing for bioscientists. SysMIC is a comprehensive online course in interdisciplinary skills in the life sciences with over 2,000 participants enrolling since its beginning in 2013.

Key topics are:
• Network biology
• Mechanistic modeling, and
• Data analysis

Participants will gain an understanding of:
• Programming in Python, MATLAB and R
• Analysing, modelling and simulating biological systems
• Statistical analysis for bioscience research

The materials are developed around intuitive biological examples. Each topic includes:
• Reading materials
• Code examples
• Exercises
• Quizzes
• Hands on support provided by online tutors
• Access to extensive mathematical background material

Three modules are available, each lasting six months and requiring about five hours work per week:

Module 1 – Basic Skills for Quantitative Biology
Module 2 – Advanced Skills for Quantitative Biology
Module 3 – Individual Research Project

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Participants who complete a module gain a certificate detailing their achievements. In addition, the course is approved by the Royal Society of Biology for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and is worth 360 points per module on their CPD scheme. This can be used towards Chartered Biologist status.

OneNucleus members will receive a 10% discount on the course fee. Please quote "onenucleus10' when contacting us.

If you would like to join the next cohort or learn more about SysMIC, please contact the SysMIC team at or see our website at

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