January to May, 2017, Monday / Wednesday, 13:00 – 14:30, room 2131, building 9:
I am giving a special topics course on mathematical biology. This course will focus on modeling and analysis of mathematical models for a variety of topics in population biology, and in the biomedical sciences including single and competing species ecological models, enzyme reaction kinetics, epidemiology, and infectious diseases. Towards the end, we will study phenotype-structured populations and adaptive evolution.
The course is based on
J. D. Murray, Mathematical Biology, 3rd edition, Volume I
and the first part of
Mathematical Biology and Ecology Lecture Notes.
Recommended reading: please check the pdf on Google Drive.
Background on cancer: Hallmarks of Cancer: The Next Generation, Hallmarks of Cancer
BEST OF LUCK for the presentations!
Presentation on my research relevant to the project: combination therapy
6-page manuscript template on Overleaf,
Guest lecture by Dana-Adriana Botesteanu (University of Maryland, College Park)
This was the last week of class. It was a pleasure having you in this class. You can be very proud of what you have achieved. BEST OF LUCK for the exams next week. Have a great summer.
Method of evaluation:
40% Homework to be presented on the blackboard
60% Final Project
The project will be given by week 6 of the course. It will involve finding the numerical solutions to modeling systems, writing a short report about the approach and presenting the results in the last week of the course.
I reserve the right to make changes as necessary.