Modeling Biochemical Reaction Networks (videoconference)

  • Start Date: 09/08/2010
  • End Date: 12/09/2010
Marc R. Roussel (University of Lethbridge)

University of Lethbridge


This course is an introduction to the modeling of biochemical reactions and reaction networks. Starting from an elementary discussion of biochemical reactions, basic concepts of biochemical modeling will be presented. Ordinary differential equation (ODE) models will be featured in the first part of the course, including a discussion of numerical methods for the solution of ODEs. In the second part of the course, stochastic simulation methods will be studied. Applications may include cellular metabolism, signaling pathways, and genetic regulation. The use of simulation software will be emphasized throughout.


This course is booked into a videoconferencing room and will be taught Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 9:50 am (MST)

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Prerequisites: Chemistry 2740 or Mathematics 3600 or Physics 2800 or Biochemistry 3100


The University of Lethbridge course numbers correspond to, respectively, Physical Chemistry, Differential Equations, Mathematical Physics and a Biochemistry course that includes some enzyme kinetics.