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Informatics and Computing
Term : Spring 2024
Catalog Year : 2023-2024

INF 413 - Cancer Evolution And Ecology

Description: The purpose of this course is to familiarize informatics students with computational models that explore evolutionary and ecological aspects of cancer and predict tumor progression and patient outcomes. Students access primary literature, work with computational models, and practice effective communication to understand evolutionary and ecological models of cancer, in which the evolutionary forces of drift and selection affect the fate of somatic mutations, and tumor cells compete for resources with and evade protective and cooperative strategies of normal cells. Examines clinical applications of evolutionary and ecological theories of cancer as well as adaptations for cancer suppression across the tree of life. Co-convened with INF 513. Letter grade only.

Units: 3

No sections currently offered.

Prerequisite: BIO 181, BIO 182, and BIO 240