MATH 8410 - Mathematical Biology

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Course objectives

Develop an understanding of some advanced mathematical and computational techniques required to study topics in mathematical biology, through an extensive exploration of problems in two specific topic areas: demography and cellular biology.


We will meet Wednesdays, in 527 Buller, from 14:30 to 17:00.


Articles and notes will be handed out during lectures.


4 marked assignments (2 with each instructor).

Tentative program

Demography (J. Arino)

Cell Biology (S. Portet)

Michaelis-Menten (Quasi-equilibrium, slow-fast systems), Cooperative reactions, Activator-Inhibitor systems (+ diffusion), Patterns formation, Active and passive cell motion (chemotaxis, haptotaxis..).

Course material

Material is available in the private area.