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Given the complete model structures (including expressions for the kinetic rate laws) for three gene regulatory networks, participants are asked to develop and/or apply optimization methods, including the selection of the most informative experiments, to accurately estimate parameters and predict outcomes of perturbations in Systems Biology models.

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BMC Systems Biology 8:13. 2014

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