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Computational/Mathematical Biology

In the present century, exceptional advancements in computational power and numerical optimization routines have turned quantitative methods to be critically important for solving biological problems. This course lays a basic foundation of model thinking and provides an exposure to quantitative treatments of various biological processes.

During this course the students will learn several key quantitative biology techniques, including solving ODEs, phase plane analysis, stability analysis, steady-state analysis, quantifying chaos and population stability, through active participation in the class. Upon completion, the students will appreciate the rationale, principles and methodology of constructing and analysing models in various fields biology, inter alia, population dynamics, microbiology, enzyme kinetic, epidemiology, and evolution.

Primary focus of this course will be on the graphical interpretations and hands-on training sessions. The amount of mathematics involved will be minimal. Basic knowledge of coding in any computational programming language will be helpful for this course.

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