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 12-14, Thursday 12-14

Location: SR I

Computer exercises: Wednesday 14-16, CIP Pool

Supervisors of the exercises

If you do not have an account for the CIP-pool, please, get one here

Start: April 26, 2017

Previous knowledge: Classical mechanics, differential equations


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

The lecture notes are up to date for the next lecture at midnight the day before

Slides for the last lecture:

The exercises: