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DEB Tele-course (Mar 23 - May 04, 2023)  description

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The Tele-course is a 5-week online course on "Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation", otherwise known as DEB theory, where biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics all come together. The course is provided in the open EDX Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) format.

This DEB MOOC provides a framework for modelling metabolism at the organism level, covering the full life-cycle, using DEB Theory which is applicable to all species. It quantifies, step by step, all the important metabolic processes such as ingestion, assimilation, growth, maintenance, development and reproduction.

The 2023 edition of the DEB MOOC covers topics described in chapters 1-4 of the "DEB-book", by S.A.L.M. Kooijman, which covers the principles of the theory and univariate DEB models. A PDF of the DEB-book and other supplementary reading material is provided in the Zotero DEB library. Become a library member to access all PDFs.

Registration to the DEB2023 tele-course is FREE and is now open!

This 2023 edition of the DEB tele-course is a great opportunity to learn the basics of the theory, as well as deepen one's knowledge ahead of the School, Workshop, and Symposium later that year. Many DEB researchers with a wide diversity of backgrounds will be interacting via the discussion board. Weekly discussion groups formed based on geographical location will include experienced as well as novice researchers.


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