Mathematical Cell Biology Graduate (Web-Based) Summer Course
- Start Date: 05/01/2012
- End Date: 05/31/2012
Instructor: Leah Edelstein-Keshet
Guest Lecturers: Dimitrios Vavylonis, Jun Allard, William R. Holmes, Raibatak (Dodo) Das
(with seminars by Daniel Coombs, Eric Cytrynbaum and UBC faculty)
University of British Columbia
Tentative list of topics
Pattern formation and cellular polarization
Microscopy methods and biological data analysis
Biopolymers and assembly kinetics
Buckling, bending, stretching, twisting: mechanical models
Microtubule and actin: structure and dynamics
Actin-based polymerization ratchet
Mechanics of cell division
Motility of animal cells and cell shape
Continuum, discrete, and simulation models of cell
The course will be taught at UBC (Math 563) as an online course, with web-based material, archived and live lectures and interactive discussion sessions.
The relevant biological topics and mathematical background needed to understand current research in mathematical cell biology will be taught as part of this intensive course. Some background in (undergraduate) differential equations (ODEs, PDEs) will be assumed.
Interested students can take this course for credit at UBC (or at the affiliated western universities under the Western Dean's agreement).
For schedule please click here
Live lectures will take place weekday mornings between 9:30-12:30 (Pacific Time) in room WMAX 216 at 1933 West Mall, University of British Columbia. Local students are strongly encouraged to participate "live".