FDD3435 Graduate Course in Mathematical Modeling of Biological system 9.0 credits
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Pease contact Erik Fransén for information regarding course start
Content and learning outcomes
Methods for mathematical modelling and computer simulation of biological processes and functions. Primarily, the nervous system (neurons and neural networks) will be treated, but also other organ systems will be brought up. Intracellular processes such as biochemical networks, enzyme kinetics, cell signalling and genetic networks and switches will be treated as well as biological morphogenesis and some current theories of biological perception, learning and memory.
Intended learning outcomes
After the course, the students should be able to
- explain the use of and assumptions behind biophysical and biochemical models and methodologies
- calculate basic biophysical and biochemical units in stoichiometry ion statistics, ion dynamics, diffusion and cell compartments
- illustrate the use of continuous, stochastic or boolean models
- explain models for synapses and its plasticity as well as for network of neurons
- use and develop simulation software for genetic, biochemical and neuronal networks
in order to
- be able to explain the use of and assumptions behind biological models
- in the working life be able to carry out biological modelling and simulation work..
Literature and preparations
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- EXA1 - Examination, 9.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
In this course, the code of honor of the school is applied, see: http://www.kth.se/en/csc/utbildning/hederskodex
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web FDD3435
Main field of study