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MA256 Introduction to Systems Biology

Lecturer: Mike Tildesley


Term(s): Term 3

Status for Mathematics students: List A

Commitment: 15 one hour lectures

Assessment: One hour exam

Prerequisites: MA133 Differential Equations, MA250 PDE, ST111 Probability A, ST112 Probability B [Recommended: MA254 Theory of ODEs (taken in parallel or previously)]

Course content:

1. General introduction to the course

2. Introduction to Systems Biology

3. Introduction to Epidemiology

Introduction to Mathematical Biology and Systems Biology. Modelling techniques (based on core module material).

To develop simple models of biological phenomena from basic principles.
To analyse simple models of biological phenomena using mathematics to deduce biologically significant results.
To reproduce models and fundamental results for a range of biological systems.
To have a basic understanding of the biology of the biological systems introduced.

H. van den Berg, Mathematical Models of Biological Systems, Oxford Biology, 2011
James D. Murray, Mathematical Biology: I. An Introduction. Springer 2007
Christopher Fall, Eric Marland, John Wagner, John Tyson, Computational Cell Biology, Springer 2002
James Keener, James Sneyd, Mathematical Physiology I: Cellular Physiology. Spinger (Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics) 2008
M J Zvelebil: Understanding Bioinformatics, Garland Science, 2007
L. Edelstein Keshet, Mathematical Models in Biology, SIAM Classics in Applied Mathematics 46, 2005.

Additional Resources


Year 1 regs and modules
G100 G103 GL11 G1NC

Year 2 regs and modules
G100 G103 GL11 G1NC

Year 3 regs and modules
G100 G103

Year 4 regs and modules

Archived Material
Past Exams
Core module averages