Mathematical Cell Biology

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Description

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).

Topic Tentative list of topics
  • Pattern formation and cellular polarization
  • Intracellular signaling
  • Microscopy methods and biological data analysis
  • Biopolymers and assembly kinetics
  • Buckling, bending, stretching, twisting: mechanical models for cells.
  • Microtubule and actin: structure and dynamics
  • Actin-based polymerization ratchet
  • Molecular motors
  • Mechanics of cell division
  • Bacterial chemotaxis
  • Motility of animal cells and cell shape
  • Continuum, discrete, and simulation models of cell phenomena
Links More information is available on Prof. Keshet's personal website

Speaker Title Type
Leah Edelstein-Keshet Introduction Tue, May 1, 2012 Lecture Video
Raibatak (Dodo) Das Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Tue, May 1, 2012 Lecture Video
Raibatak (Dodo) Das Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Wed, May 2, 2012 Lecture Video
Leah Edelstein-Keshet Simple biochemical motifs (1, 2, & 3) Wed, May 2, 2012 Lecture Video
Raibatak (Dodo) Das Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Thu, May 3, 2012 Lecture Video
Leah Edelstein-Keshet Switches, Oscillators (and the Cell Cycle) Thu, May 3, 2012 Lecture Video
James J. Feng A Particle Based Model for Healthy and... Thu, May 3, 2012 Lecture Video
Raibatak (Dodo) Das Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Fri, May 4, 2012 Lecture Video
Cory Simon Pattern Formation of Proteins on the... Fri, May 4, 2012 Lecture Video
Leah Edelstein-Keshet Small GTPases and cell polarization Fri, May 4, 2012 Lecture Video
Jun Allard Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Mon, May 7, 2012 Lecture Video
Leah Edelstein-Keshet An Excitable Contractile Cell Mon, May 7, 2012 Lecture Video
Jun Allard Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Tue, May 8, 2012 Lecture Video
Leah Edelstein-Keshet Introduction to polymerization kinetics Tue, May 8, 2012 Lecture Video
Leah Edelstein-Keshet Polymer Size Distributions (continued) Wed, May 9, 2012 Lecture Video
Leah Edelstein-Keshet Microtubules, - polymer size distribution -... Wed, May 9, 2012 Lecture Video
Jun Allard Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Wed, May 9, 2012 Lecture Video
Daniel Coombs Models of T cell activation based on TCR-... Thu, May 10, 2012 Lecture Video
Jun Allard Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Fri, May 11, 2012 Lecture Video
Leah Edelstein-Keshet Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Fri, May 11, 2012 Lecture Video
Raibatak (Dodo) Das Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Mon, May 14, 2012 Lecture Video
Leah Edelstein-Keshet Diffusion, Reaction, and Biological pattern... Mon, May 14, 2012 Lecture Video
Raibatak (Dodo) Das Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Tue, May 15, 2012 Lecture Video
Leah Edelstein-Keshet Diffusion, Reaction, and Biological pattern... Tue, May 15, 2012 Lecture Video
William Holmes Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Tue, May 15, 2012 Lecture Video
Raibatak (Dodo) Das Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Wed, May 16, 2012 Lecture Video
Leah Edelstein-Keshet Diffusion, Reaction, and Biological pattern... Wed, May 16, 2012 Lecture Video
William Holmes Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Wed, May 16, 2012 Lecture Video
Adriana Dawes Spatial Segregation of Polarity Determinants... Thu, May 17, 2012 Lecture Video
William Holmes Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Thu, May 17, 2012 Lecture Video
Eric Cytrynbaum Self Organization in Cells - How to Use... Thu, May 17, 2012 Lecture Video
Raibatak (Dodo) Das Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Fri, May 18, 2012 Lecture Video
William Holmes Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Fri, May 18, 2012 Lecture Video
Hildor Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Fri, May 18, 2012 Lecture Video
Dimitrios Vavylonis Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Tue, May 22, 2012 Lecture Video
Leah Edelstein-Keshet Models for Cell Shape and Actin Filament... Tue, May 22, 2012 Lecture Video
Dimitrios Vavylonis Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Wed, May 23, 2012 Lecture Video
Leah Edelstein-Keshet Cell Polarity Models & Simulating Cell... Wed, May 23, 2012 Lecture Video
Dimitrios Vavylonis Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Thu, May 24, 2012 Lecture Video
Dimitrios Vavylonis Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course... Thu, May 24, 2012 Lecture Video
Leah Edelstein-Keshet Mechanical Simulations of Cell Motility Fri, May 25, 2012 Lecture Video