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MA256 Introduction to Systems Biology

Lecturer: Mike Tildesley

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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

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

Objectives:
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.

Books:
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

 

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Year 1 regs and modules
G100 G103 GL11 G1NC

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Year 2 regs and modules
G100 G103 GL11 G1NC

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Year 3 regs and modules
G100 G103

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Year 4 regs and modules
G103

Archived Material
Past Exams
Core module averages