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Dynamic Models in Biology

Dynamic Models in Biology (CMPB 5001 01)
Credits: 4
Course Director: Trine Krogh-Madsen, PhD

Course Objective

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to formulate, implement, and analyze different types of mathematical models used to simulate a variety of biological systems.

Course Description

This course covers fundamental concepts and techniques used for mathematical modeling of biological systems. Course topics include theoretical analysis of nonlinear ordinary differential equations as well as numerical simulation of different classes of models, including stochastic and spatial models. Students will also learn approaches for model development, model validation, parameter identification, and determining parameter sensitivity. Techniques and methods covered in lectures will be implemented and demonstrated in computer labs. Models demonstrated in class will originate from various biological systems, including electrophysiology, gene networks, and immunology. 

Course Schedule

The course consists of twice-weekly lectures and weekly computer labs.
Semester: Fall  
Time: Wednesdays 11am-12:15pm, Fridays 11am-1:15pm
Location: BB 501

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