Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems
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With new experimental techniques leading to large biological data sets of increased quality, the ability to analyze biological systems using mathematical modeling approaches has become an integral part of modern biology. This course aims to provide students interested in the interface between biology and mathematics with an integrated understanding of some of the mathematical and computational techniques used in this field. The mathematical approaches we will use to study biological systems will include discrete and continuous dynamical models as well as probability models and parameter estimation algorithms.
Requisite: MATH 211 and BIOL 181 or 191, or permission of instructor. Limited to 24 students. Spring semester. Professor Dresch.