DETAILS:

COURSE NAME: Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems
COURSE CODE: BIF518
CREDIT: 2
SEMESTER: 3
PROGRAM: MSc Bioinformatics

SYLLABUS

Mathematical models in biology – Introduction, types of models, levels of modeling, specificity of modeling in biology, Some standard models – unlimited growth, limited growth, constraints with respects to a substrate, competition selection, Lotka-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.
     

REFERENCE BOOKS

  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.