Description : Written by experts in both mathematics and biology, Algebraic and Discrete Mathematical Methods for Modern Biology offers a bridge between math and biology, providing a framework for simulating, analyzing, predicting, and modulating the behavior of complex biological systems. Each chapter begins with a question from modern biology, followed by the description of certain mathematical methods and theory appropriate in the search of answers. Every topic provides a fast-track pathway through the problem by presenting the biological foundation, covering the relevant mathematical theory, and highlighting connections between them. Many of the projects and exercises embedded in each chapter utilize specialized software, providing students with much-needed familiarity and experience with computing applications, critical components of the "modern biology" skill set. This book is appropriate for mathematics courses such as finite mathematics, discrete structures, linear algebra, abstract/modern algebra, graph theory, probability, bioinformatics, statistics, biostatistics, and modeling, as well as for biology courses such as genetics, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, ecology, and evolution. Examines significant questions in modern biology and their mathematical treatments Presents important mathematical concepts and tools in the context of essential biology Features material of interest to students in both mathematics and biology Presents chapters in modular format so coverage need not follow the Table of Contents Introduces projects appropriate for undergraduate research Utilizes freely accessible software for visualization, simulation, and analysis in modern biology Requires no calculus as a prerequisite Provides a complete Solutions Manual Features a companion website with supplementary resources
Description : Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Modern Biology offers a quantitative framework for analyzing, predicting, and modulating the behavior of complex biological systems. The book presents important mathematical concepts, methods and tools in the context of essential questions raised in modern biology. Designed around the principles of project-based learning and problem-solving, the book considers biological topics such as neuronal networks, plant population growth, metabolic pathways, and phylogenetic tree reconstruction. The mathematical modeling tools brought to bear on these topics include Boolean and ordinary differential equations, projection matrices, agent-based modeling and several algebraic approaches. Heavy computation in some of the examples is eased by the use of freely available open-source software. Features self-contained chapters with real biological research examples using freely available computational tools Spans several mathematical techniques at basic to advanced levels Offers broad perspective on the uses of algebraic geometry/polynomial algebra in molecular systems biology
Description : Algebraic and Combinatorial Computational Biology introduces students and researchers to a panorama of powerful and current methods for mathematical problem-solving in modern computational biology. Presented in a modular format, each topic introduces the biological foundations of the field, covers specialized mathematical theory, and concludes by highlighting connections with ongoing research, particularly open questions. The work addresses problems from gene regulation, neuroscience, phylogenetics, molecular networks, assembly and folding of biomolecular structures, and the use of clustering methods in biology. A number of these chapters are surveys of new topics that have not been previously compiled into one unified source. These topics were selected because they highlight the use of technique from algebra and combinatorics that are becoming mainstream in the life sciences. Integrates a comprehensive selection of tools from computational biology into educational or research programs Emphasizes practical problem-solving through multiple exercises, projects and spinoff computational simulations Contains scalable material for use in undergraduate and graduate-level classes and research projects Introduces the reader to freely-available professional software Supported by illustrative datasets and adaptable computer code
Description : This is a book of an international series on interdisciplinary topics of the Mathematical and Biological Sciences. The chapters are related to selected papers on the research themes presented at BIOMAT 2015 International Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Biology which was held in the Roorkee Institute of Technology, in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India, on November 02–06, 2015. The treatment is both pedagogical and advanced in order to motivate research students to fulfill the requirements of professional practitioners. As in other volumes of this series, there are new important results on the interdisciplinary fields of mathematical and biological sciences and comprehensive reviews written by prominent scientific leaders of famous research groups. There are new results based on the state of art research in Population Dynamics, on Pattern Recognition of Biological Phenomena, the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases, Computational Biology, the Dynamic and Geometric Modelling of Biological Phenomena, the Modelling of Physiological Disorders, the Optimal Control Techniques in Mathematical Modelling of Biological Phenomena, the Hydrodynamics and Elasticity of Cell Tissues and Bacterial Growth and the Mathematical Morphology of Biological Structures. All these contributions are also strongly recommended to professionals from other scientific areas aiming to work on these interdisciplinary fields. Contents:Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases:Network Structure and Enzymatic Evolution in Leishmania Metabolism: A Computational Study (A Subramanian & R R Sarkar)Long-Term Potential of Imperfect Seasonal Flu Vaccine in Presence of Natural Immunity (S Ghosh & J M Heffernan)Impact of Non-Markovian Recovery on Network Epidemics (G Röst, Z Vizi & I Z Kiss)A Modelling Framework for Serotype Replacement in Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (M Kang, A L Espindola, M Laskowski & S M Moghadas)Pattern Recognition of Biological Phenomena:An Integrative Approach for Model Driven Computation of Treatments in Reproductive Medicine (R Ehrig, T Dierkes, S Schäfer, S Röblitz, E Tronci, T Mancini, I Salvo, V Alimguzhin, F Mari, I Melatti, A Massini, B Leeners, T H C Krüger, M Egli, F Ille & B Leeners)The Network Route to Biological Complexity (S J Banerjee, R K Grewal, S Sinha & S Roy)A Systems Biology Approach to Bovine Fertility and Metabolism: Introduction of a Glucose Insulin Model (Julia Plöntzke, M Berg, C Stötzel & S Röblitz)Biographer: Visualization of Graph Theoretical Patterns, Measurements, and Analysis in Mathematical Biology (R Viswanathan, S Liang, Y Yang & J R Jungck)Hydrodynamics and Elasticity of Cell Tissues and Bacterial Growth:Modelling the Early Growth of Stem Cell Tissues (R A Barrio, S Orozco-Fuentes & R Romero-Arias)Non-local Hydrodynamics of Swimming Bacteria and Self-Activated Process (S Roy & R Llinás)Dynamic and Geometric Modelling of Biomolecular Structures:Geometric Analysis of the Conformational features of Protein Structures (M Datt)Computational Biology:Prediction of System States, Robustness and Stability of the Human Wnt Signal Transduction Pathway using Boolean Logic (L Nayak, R K De & A Datta)Entropy Measures and the Statistical Analysis of Protein Family Classification (R P Mondaini & S C de Albuquerque Neto)Clustering Neuraminidase Influenza Protein Sequences (X Li, H Jankowski, S Boonpatcharanon, V Tran, X Wang & J M Heffernan)Optimal Control Techniques in Mathematical Modelling of Biological Phenomena:Optimal Control for Therapeutic Drug Treatment on a Delayed Model Incorporating Immune Response (P Dubey, B Dubey & U S Dubey)Population Dynamics:Bifurcations and Oscilllatory Dynamics in a Tumor Immune Interaction Model (S Khajanchi)On a Nonlinear System Modelling Darwinian Dynamics and the Immune Response to Cancer Evolution (A Bellouquid, M Ch-Chaoui & E de Angelis)Sexual Selection is Not Required: A Mathematical Model of Species with Sexually Differentiated Death Rates (D Wallace, E Dauson, C Pinion & K Hayashi)Models for Two Strains of the Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis Virus Disease (S Collino, E Venturino, L Ferreri, L Bertolotti, S Rosati & M Giacobini)Conservation of Forestry Biomass Introducing Variable Taxation for Harvesting: A Mathematical Model (M Chaudhary, J Dhar & O P Misra)Stability Analysis of a Two Species Competition Model with Fuzzy Initial Conditions: Fuzzy Differential Equation Approach Environment (S Paul, P Bhattacharya & K S Chaudhuri)Modelling Physiological Disorders:Magnetic Resonance Guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound — Mathematical Modeling of an Innovative, State of the Art Technology for Cancer Therapy (J Murley, J Thangaraj, J Drake, A Waspe & S Sivaloganathan)The Effects of Fibroblasts on Wave Dynamics in a Mathematical Model for Human Ventricular Tissue (A R Nayak & R Pandit)A Simple Logistic Sigmoidal Model Predicts Oxidative Stress Thresholds in Newly Diagnosed Diabetics on Glucose Control Therapy (R Kulkarni) Readership: Undergraduates, graduates, researchers and all practitioners in the interdisciplinary fields of Mathematical Biology, Biological Physics and Mathematical Modelling of Biosystems.
Description : This highly readable book aims to ease the many challenges of starting undergraduate research. It accomplishes this by presenting a diverse series of self-contained, accessible articles which include specific open problems and prepare the reader to tackle them with ample background material and references. Each article also contains a carefully selected bibliography for further reading. The content spans the breadth of mathematics, including many topics that are not normally addressed by the undergraduate curriculum (such as matroid theory, mathematical biology, and operations research), yet have few enough prerequisites that the interested student can start exploring them under the guidance of a faculty member. Whether trying to start an undergraduate thesis, embarking on a summer REU, or preparing for graduate school, this book is appropriate for a variety of students and the faculty who guide them.
Description : Laboratory Manual of Biomathematics is a companion to the textbook An Invitation to Biomathematics. This laboratory manual expertly aids students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of solving biological issues with computer programs. It provides hands-on exploration of model development, model validation, and model refinement, enabling students to truly experience advancements made in biology by mathematical models. Each of the projects offered can be used as individual module in traditional biology or mathematics courses such as calculus, ordinary differential equations, elementary probability, statistics, and genetics. Biological topics include: Ecology, Toxicology, Microbiology, Epidemiology, Genetics, Biostatistics, Physiology, Cell Biology, and Molecular Biology . Mathematical topics include Discrete and continuous dynamical systems, difference equations, differential equations, probability distributions, statistics, data transformation, risk function, statistics, approximate entropy, periodic components, and pulse-detection algorithms. It includes more than 120 exercises derived from ongoing research studies. This text is designed for courses in mathematical biology, undergraduate biology majors, as well as general mathematics. The reader is not expected to have any extensive background in either math or biology. Can be used as a computer lab component of a course in biomathematics or as homework projects for independent student work Biological topics include: Ecology, Toxicology, Microbiology, Epidemiology, Genetics, Biostatistics, Physiology, Cell Biology, and Molecular Biology Mathematical topics include: Discrete and continuous dynamical systems, difference equations, differential equations, probability distributions, statistics, data transformation, risk function, statistics, approximate entropy, periodic components, and pulse-detection algorithms Includes more than 120 exercises derived from ongoing research studies
Description : Essential for all biology and biomathematics courses, this textbook provides students with a fresh perspective of quantitative techniques in biology in a field where virtually any advance in the life sciences requires a sophisticated mathematical approach. An Invitation to Biomathematics, expertly written by a team of experienced educators, offers students a solid understanding of solving biological problems with mathematical applications. This text succeeds in enabling students to truly experience advancements made in biology through mathematical models by containing computer-based hands-on laboratory projects with emphasis on model development, model validation, and model refinement. The supplementary work, Laboratory Manual of Biomathematics is available separately ISBN 0123740223, or as a set ISBN: 0123740290) * Provides a complete guide for development of quantification skills crucial for applying mathematical methods to biological problems * Includes well-known examples from across disciplines in the life sciences including modern biomedical research * Explains how to use data sets or dynamical processes to build mathematical models * Offers extensive illustrative materials * Written in clear and easy-to-follow language without assuming a background in math or biology * A laboratory manual is available for hands-on, computer-assisted projects based on material covered in the text
Description : Dynamic Models in Biology offers an introduction to modern mathematical biology. This book provides a short introduction to modern mathematical methods in modeling dynamical phenomena and treats the broad topics of population dynamics, epidemiology, evolution, immunology, morphogenesis, and pattern formation. Primarily employing differential equations, the author presents accessible descriptions of difficult mathematical models. Recent mathematical results are included, but the author's presentation gives intuitive meaning to all the main formulae. Besides mathematicians who want to get acquainted with this relatively new field of applications, this book is useful for physicians, biologists, agricultural engineers, and environmentalists. Key Topics Include: Chaotic dynamics of populations The spread of sexually transmitted diseases Problems of the origin of life Models of immunology Formation of animal hide patterns The intuitive meaning of mathematical formulae explained with many figures Applying new mathematical results in modeling biological phenomena Miklos Farkas is a professor at Budapest University of Technology where he has researched and instructed mathematics for over thirty years. He has taught at universities in the former Soviet Union, Canada, Australia, Venezuela, Nigeria, India, and Columbia. Prof. Farkas received the 1999 Bolyai Award of the Hungarian Academy of Science and the 2001 Albert Szentgyorgyi Award of the Hungarian Ministry of Education. A 'down-to-earth' introduction to the growing field of modern mathematical biology Also includes appendices which provide background material that goes beyond advanced calculus and linear algebra