The SysMIC (Systems training in Maths, Informatics and Computational Biology) training modules are online training courses developed by a consortium of UK Universities (University College London, Birkbeck, University of Edinburgh and the Open University) funded by the BBSRC. All students on the BBSRC DTP Programme will be registered for, and expected to complete Module 1 of the online SysMIC course, which will start in October 2013.
Details of the course are available at http://sysmic.ac.uk. Throughout the course there will be online support including chat rooms. There will also be demonstrator support in Cambridge for those students who would like to have this; details will be available later in the term.
Your progress on the SysMIC course will be monitored, and satisfactory completion of Module 1 is a pre-requisite for progression into the second year. You will be strongly encouraged to progress through Modules 2 and 3 during the course of your PhD.