Courses and TAs

QLSC 600 (6 credits)

QLSC 600 provides an overview of important problems in the life sciences and introduces students to the latest computational, mathematical, and statistical approaches involved in their solution. Includes a survey of modern technologies for biological data acquisition and promotes a common language to communicate across the biological, physical, mathematical, and computational sciences. Topics will include bioinformatics and computational genomics, nonlinear dynamics in biological systems, linear and nonlinear models of biological signals, biophysical imaging technology, emergent behaviour in biophysical networks, and ecosystem dynamics and modeling.

General Information

Course Number

QLSC 600 D1 (Fall) and QLSC 600 D2 (Winter)

Course Coordinator

Prof. Erik Cook

Course Administrator

Ms. coordinator.qls [at] (subject: QLSC%20600) (Bianca Granato)

Credit Weight

6 credits (3 per term)


Two 90-minute lectures per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:35-3:55


BIOL 200 or BIOL 201, COMP 206, COMP 250, MATH 223 or MATH 236, MATH 314, MATH 323 or 324 (or equivalents).

Students without the prerequisites can register with approval from the course coordinator upon demonstration of the required knowledge and skills.

Teaching Assistants

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will be posted in spring 2018.