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This course is intended as a first introduction to mathematical biology. Subject areas include the dynamics of populations and of interacting species, ecosystem modelling, the dynamics of infectious diseases, natural selection and evolution. The participants will get acquainted with constructing and analysing mathematical models, mostly in form of continuous- and discrete-time dynamical systems. Mathematical biology is an active field of applied mathematics also at our Department, and interested students can continue with a number of advanced courses as well as start active research on undergraduate (BSc, MSc) and graduate level.

END-SEMESTER TIME SCHEDULE (changes and cancellations due to the SDE course of Carlos Braumann and the FMS150 conference):
- The lecture of Fri 30 Nov and the exercise class of Wed 28 Nov are swapped.
- The lectures of Fri 7 Dec and Fri 14 Dec are cancelled. If we make a good speed, Mon 10 Dec may also be cancelled, look back later - YES it is cancelled, too (last lecture on Wed 28 Nov)
- The exercise class of Wed 5 Dec is the last regular exercise class. The class of Wed 12 Dec is optional; as preparation for the exam, we take a set of exercises selected from the whole course material.

Ilmoittaudu
13.8.2018 klo 09:00 - 14.12.2018 klo 23:59

Viestit

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Käyttäjän Eva Kisdi kuva

Eva Kisdi

Julkaistu, 21.11.2018 klo 16:15

See the end-semester time schedule above.

Käyttäjän Eva Kisdi kuva

Eva Kisdi

Julkaistu, 10.9.2018 klo 15:07

The lecture of 17 September (Mon) is CANCELLED

Aikataulu

Tästä osiosta löydät kurssin opetusaikataulun. Tarkista mahdolliset muut aikataulut kuvauksesta.

PäivämääräAikaOpetuspaikka
Ma 3.9.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Ke 5.9.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 7.9.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ma 10.9.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Ke 12.9.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 14.9.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ma 17.9.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Ke 19.9.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 21.9.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ma 24.9.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Ke 26.9.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 28.9.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ma 1.10.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Ke 3.10.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 5.10.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ma 8.10.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Ke 10.10.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 12.10.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ma 15.10.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Ke 17.10.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 19.10.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ma 29.10.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Ke 31.10.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 2.11.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ma 5.11.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Ke 7.11.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 9.11.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ma 12.11.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Ke 14.11.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 16.11.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ma 19.11.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Ke 21.11.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 23.11.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ma 26.11.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Ke 28.11.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 30.11.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ma 3.12.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Ke 5.12.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 7.12.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ma 10.12.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Ke 12.12.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 14.12.2018
10:15 - 12:00

Materiaalit

Tehtävät

Kurssin suorittaminen

The course starts on Wednesday 5 September with a lecture (14.15-16, in BK106). Afterwards, lectures on Mondays and Fridays, exercise class on Wednesdays.

Evaluation by written exam (3h). Exercise class activity decides marginal grades.
EXAM DATES: 19 December (Wed) 10-13 in room C321; 11 January (Fri) 10-13 in room C321

Lecture notes, books, etc. may be used freely during the exam, only may not be shared. Computers are not necessary but may be used with the internet turned off (download files in advance).

Kuvaus

Optional course.

Master's Programme in Life Science Informatics is responsible for the course.

The course belongs to the Mathematics and Applied mathematics module.

The course is available to students from other degree programmes.

BSc courses on differential equations, linear algebra, probability theory

Analysing mathematical models of biological phenomena, in form of continuous- and discrete-time dynamical systems, with emphasis on widely known models of mathematical ecology. Elements of dynamical systems and bifurcation theory as encountered in applications.

Recommended time/stage of studies for completion: 1. or 2. year

Term/teaching period when the course will be offered: varying

This course is intended as a first course in mathematical biology, with emphasis on ecology. Subject areas include the dynamics of populations and of interacting species, natural selection and evolution, with some examples from other fields such as enzyme kinetics and regulation. An advantage of approaching mathematical biology via ecology is that the necessary biological background is minimal. The methods used for the construction and analysis of the models are transferable to other fields.

Lectures and exercise classes

Exam and excercises, Course will be graded with grades 1-5

Exam, other methods will be described later