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Course description 2000/2001

2D1434 Mathematical Modelling of Biological Systems

KTH credits

4

ECTS credits

6

Level

D

 

KTH grading

U, 3, 4, 5

ECTS grading

A-F

Compulsory for

-

   

Elective for

D, E, F, T, B, K, M

Periods

4

Language

Swedish

Web info

www.nada.kth.se/kurser/kth/2D1434

Coordinator

Anders Lansner, +46 - 8 - 790 6210, ala@sans.kth.se

Abstract

Advanced course in computer science focusing on mathematical modelling and simulation of nerve cells, networks of nerve cells and other physiological and biochemical structures and processes.

Goals

The goal of the course is to give the students

• basic knowledge about mathematical modelling of biological systems and processes,

so that they will

• have knowledge of available methods in the field and an understanding for the technical potential and limitations of these methods.

Syllabus

Methods for modelling and simulation of nerve cells and networks of nerve cells. Kinetics of enzymes and drugs, dynamics of drugs. Methods for modelling of cellular processes and cell signals in other systems and organisms (pancreas, blood, yeast cells). The functional organization of the nervous system and related models and theories for perception, memory, selection of behavior and movement. Primarily the nerve cells and the nervous system are treated, but a selection of other systems will also be treated.

Prerequisites

The mandatory courses in mathematics, numerical analysis and computer science or the equivalent and the following two courses: 7E1200 Molecular Biology and 7E1201 Neuro-Science.

Follow-up

Please discuss with the instructor.

Examination

A written examination (TEN1; 3 cr.).
Laboratory assignments (LAB1; 1 cr.).

Course material

To be announced at course start.

Link to course description 1999/2000

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