Computational Biology A (FFR110)

(7.5 credit units)
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1. Introduction
2. Population dynamics
3. Interacting species and reaction kinetics
4. Pattern formation
5. Disease dynamics
6. Synchronisation


Lecture notes.

Further literature

1. J. D. Murray, Mathematical Biology, Springer, Berlin (1993) - Matematikbiblioteket
A. Okubo, Diffusion and Ecological Problems: Mathematical Models, Springer, Berlin (1980)

2. E. S. Lander and M. S. Waterman, eds., Calculating the secrets of life, National Academic Press, Washington (1995), On-line version of this book.

3. J. Maynard Smith and Eörs Szathmary, The major transitions in evolution, Oxford University Press, Oxford (1995)

4. J. Keener and J. Sneyd, Mathematical Physiology, Springer, New York (1998)

5. G. Nicolis, Introduction to nonlinear science, Cambridge University Press

6. W. Hirsch and S. Smale, Differential equations, dynamical systems, and linear algebra, Academic Press, New York (1974)


Credits for this course are obtained by solving the homework set (solutions of examples and programming projects) and a written exam.

Further Resources

D. Barkley's homepage with a link to the code for simulating spiral waves.