Experimental Methods in Systems Biology

  • Professor Birtwistle developed a free and open course on Coursera about the technologies underlying experimentation used in systems biology, with particular focus on RNA sequencing, mass spec-based proteomics, flow/mass cytometry and live-cell imaging. The last update was Fall 2014, but he tries to keep this as up-to-date as possible, and add a bit every year.
  • This is part of the NIH-funded Systems Biology Center of New York and a specialization on Coursera in systems biology, which also consists of a series of free and open courses (lecture materials available here).

Sinai Courses

  • Systems Biology: Biomedical Modeling (BSR1803)
    • Professor Birtwistle gives ~3 lectures in this course on stochastic modeling (slides available here).


  • Molecular to Systems Pharmacology
    • Professor Birtwistle gives ~3 lectures in this course on building mechanistic chemical kinetics models of biochemical networks, and on building towards precision medicine approaches using such models (slides available here).

Multidisciplinary Training Areas

Professor Birtwistle belongs to the Biophysics and Systems Pharmacology (BSP) and Cancer Biology (CAB) training areas.