Tele-course > Practical information

The Tele-course, debX, is a Técnico MOOC on modeling metabolism for organisms using Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) theory.

debX is open to everyone that wants to learn about DEB theory, where biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics all come together. The course will be composed of video lectures, quizzes and a discussion board where you are invited to discuss the concepts that are presented in the lectures and topics that are closely associated. 

Over the course of each week of debX, we encourage all participants to contribute to the discussion board. In the material section, we make available a list of additional resources including websites, books and papers. 

This is a special edition of debX as it also constitutes the first part of a three-part international school and symposium on DEB theory for metabolic organization. You will meet (via the discussion board) many interesting researchers and students applying DEB in their own work. So be curious, ask questions and get inspired!

Additionally, we encourage participants to form local study groups. We will be posting names and contact information of discussion group leaders and their time zone so you can get in contact with those closest to you in order to organize weekly group meetings. Discussions with group or course members can serve a number of functions. Apart from being entertaining, it can help you to understand a problem. Don’t be shy!

In this debX edition, the online evaluation will be done through quizzes. To get a participation certificate you will need to answer the quizzes and get at least 60% correct.

Interested in the full school and/or need information? Feel free to write to us and ask.  

Wish to sign up? We will send you confirmation of registration and a reminder when the course opens.




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