CELLULAR AND SYSTEMS MODELING
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
33168
Career
Graduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 5/1/2021
Units
4 units
Grading
Grad Letter Grade
Description
A graduate-level introduction into mathematical modeling and analysis of biological systems on the cellular and other levels. This condensed and broad course conveys the unity of the modeling methodology in biology. It spans a range of perspectives derived from the different disciplines from which this new area of research originated: biology, mathematics, engineering, and computer science. The systems covered include quantitative physiology, quantitative cell biology, biological networks, dynamic systems, cell mechanics, and systems modeling of critical illness. The quantitative physiology topics to be covered include hemodynamics, musculoskeletal systems, endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, gastrointestinal/renal, transport phenomena, and pathophysiological conditions. Quantitative cell biology topics surveyed are mathematical models of the cytoskeleton dynamics, intracellular transport, cell locomotion, spatially-distributed models of cell signaling, approaches to whole-cell modeling, and role of modeling in cell-biological research. Models of cellular mechanics will also be addressed. Mathematics of dynamic systems is presented in application to enzyme reactions, bistability in cellular signaling, programmed cell death, and the mechanisms behind the circadian and cell-division rhythms. Biological network theory is presented as it applies to metabolism, protein interactions, regulation of gene expression, and reverse engineering of the biological systems. Theoretical aspects of application of systems modeling to clinical research are also presented on an example of quantitative systems approach to inflammation, sepsis, and trauma. In addition, the course will survey computational methods and models that are broadly useful across the various system types examined. These will include random walk models, master equations, and continuous and discrete models of chemistry within the cell. Finally, the course will include a presentation of general discrete and continuous models broadly useful in cell and systems modeling as well as computational methods for optimization and parameter tuning on such models. Across the entire range of topics, the universality of the systems modeling methodology and its role in biomedical research are emphasized.
Class Details
Instructor(s)
James Faeder, Robin Lee
Meets
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 05/01/2021
Room
814 Murdoch Building
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required, Recitation Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
8
Seats Open
37
Combined Section Capacity
45
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
0
Combined Section
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Status: Open
Seats Taken: 3
Wait List Total: 0
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Status: Open
Seats Taken: 5
Wait List Total: 0