636-0117-00L  Mathematical Modelling for Bioengineering and Systems Biology

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersD. Iber
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


636-0117-00 GMathematical Modelling for Bioengineering and Systems Biology
Lecture: Thursday 9-11h
Tutorial: Thursday 8-9h
Attention: Lectures starts on Thursday, Sept. 26, Regular Tutorial starts Thursday, Oct.3.
Lecture is being recorded
3 hrs
Thu08:15-09:00BSB E 4 »
09:15-11:00BSB E 4 »
D. Iber

Catalogue data

AbstractBasic concepts and mathematical tools to explore biochemical reaction kinetics and biological network dynamics.
ObjectiveThe course enables students to formulate, analyse, and simulate mathematical models of biochemical networks. To this end, the course covers basic mathematical concepts and tools to explore biochemical reaction dynamics as well as basic concepts from dynamical systems theory. The exercises serve to deepen the understanding of the presented concepts and the mathematical methods, and to train students to numerically solve and simulate mathematical models.
ContentBiochemical Reaction Modelling
Basic Concepts from Linear Algebra & Differential Equations Mathematical Methods: Linear Stability Analysis, Phase Plane Analysis, Bifurcation Analysis Dynamical Systems: Switches, Oscillators, Adaptation Signal Propagation in Signalling Networks Parameter Estimation

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersD. Iber
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 20 minutes
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

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Offered in

Biotechnology MasterBiomelecular-OrientatedWInformation
Biotechnology MasterSystem-OrientatedWInformation
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics MasterTheoryWInformation