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FSK3516 Mathematical Modeling in Cellular Biophysics 6.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FSK3516 (Autumn 2018–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Training in the use of current modelling tools:  various simulation and modeling toolboxes in Matlab, Comsol multiphysics, eCell, mCell and VirtualCell.

Intended learning outcomes

The course will provide an introduction to deeper studies of various tools for modeling of biological processes, with a focus on the modeling of cell physiology. The aim of the course for the student to ultimately be able to choose the right tools for in-depth studies of cellular systems.

Course disposition

The course consists of two parts.:
1) an introduction to the various tools, which is done in the form of seminars.
2) a project work with at least two chosen tools to illustrate a current issue in the cell's physics.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The student should have been accepted as a PhD student.

Recommended prerequisites

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Distributed material as well as online material for the various tools

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale



  • PRO1 - Project work, 6.0 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.

PRO1) project work, 6.0 credits, grading scale: P/F

Other requirements for final grade

The examination takes place at a seminar and with a written report where the student reports results and makes a comparative analysis of the different tools chosen for the project work.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • 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

Course web

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 FSK3516

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Hjalmar Brismar,

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Applied Physics