Lecture: Dynamical Systems in Biology - From Mathematical Biology to Systems Biology (Advanced Theory)

The lecture is suitable for mathematically interested students of biology and medicine, and also for bachelor students of physics

Lecturer: Jens Timmer

Time: Wednesday 12:15-14, Friday 12:15-14

Location: via Zoom

Computer exercises: Thursday 14:15-16, via Zoom

On Friday, Oct. 30, it was announced that all teaching has to be online only

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Supervisors of the exercises


Start: November 4, 2020

Previous knowledge: Classical mechanics, differential equations

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The physically motivated mathematical modelling of the dynamics of biological systems provides a mean to turn the typically rather qualitative field of biology quantitative and predictive. While the well established area of Mathematical Biology investigates simple systems, the young field of Systems Biology considers the behavior of complex networks. In this lecture, we will discuss the biological basics of selected models and their mathematical and physical properties.


Preliminary Programme

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