ELEMENTS OF MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY

First cycle degree in BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (discontinued)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: MORTEN GRAM PEDERSEN

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of differential equations and linear algebra.
Examination methods: Written report with oral discussion
Course unit contents: COURSE IN ENGLISH

Models of infectious diseases.
Enzyme kinetics, quasi-steady-state approximation, Michaelis-Menten kinetics.
Biochemical and biological oscillations, e.g., circadian rhythms (DNA and RNA transcription).
Electrical activity in neurons, the Hodgkin-Huxley model.
Analysis of dynamical systems: temporal scales, stability of fix points, Hopf bifurcation.