Monthly Archives: August 2014

The difference between selection coefficient and relative growth rate

If you do experiments on microorganisms, you are probably familiar with fitness assays, where you study a mutant strain by comparing its growth rate to that of the wildtype in various environments. If, like me, you have learned the method … Continue reading

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What are graduate school interviews like?

This was originally posted on the Harvard Sysbio blog It Takes 30. To help 2011 graduate school interviewees, I collected some advice from current Systems Biology graduate students. Here are their thoughts:

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