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A SysMIC online training course

Course outline

SysMIC provides introductory and advanced training in mathematics, statistics and computing for bioscientists.

Key topics are:
•    Network biology
•    Mechanistic modeling
•    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, with module one starting on Monday 27th April 2020. Each module lasts six months and requires 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

This is a follow on course for those who completed the SysMIC beginners Python course. 

For further information about the course, please see the SysMIC website.

Cost and booking

The standard price for each six month module is £1500. Individuals do not have to sign up to all modules at once and instead can sign up on a module-by-module basis. RSB members are entitled to a 10% discount.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event is approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and each module may be counted as 360 CPD credits.


For RSB member discount and any course queries, please contact the SysMIC team on

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