Spring 2015

Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-240  |  Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-240


Jacqueline M. Dresch (Section 01)
Michael E. Hood (Section 01)


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.


Quantitative Reasoning, Science & Math for Non-majors


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2015