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Course Detail

Course Name Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems
Course Code BIF 518
Program M. Sc. in Bioinformatics
Semester Three
Credits Two
Year Taught 2019


Mathematical models in biology – Introduction, types of models, levels of modeling, specificity of modeling in biology, Some standard models – unlimited growthlimited growth, constraints with respects to a substrate, competition selectionLotka-Volterra models. Oscillations and rhythms in biological systems-glycolysis, intracellular calcium, cellular cycles, Modeling Neuronal behavior.

Text Books

  1. Mathematical models in biophysics, Riznichenko Galina Yur’evna, Book Online, Biophysical society.
  2. Biophysics of Computation, Christof Koch, Oxford University Press: New York, New York, 1999.


1.Calculus: for the social, managerial and life sciences – Laurence D. Hoffmann, McGraw Hill, 1980

2.Methods in Neuronal Modeling: From Ions to Networks,ed. Christof Koch and IdanSegev, 2nd edition. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1998.

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