Mathematical Cell Biology

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

Title Speaker Datesort descending
Spatial Segregation of Polarity Determinants in Embryos of the Nematode Worm C. elegans Adriana Dawes
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 30 Hildor
Introduction Leah Edelstein-Keshet May 1, 2012 - 9:30am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 2 Raibatak (Dodo) Das May 1, 2012 - 10:45am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 3 Raibatak (Dodo) Das May 2, 2012 - 10:00am
Simple biochemical motifs (1, 2, & 3) Leah Edelstein-Keshet May 2, 2012 - 11:15am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 5 Raibatak (Dodo) Das May 3, 2012 - 10:00am
Switches, Oscillators (and the Cell Cycle) Leah Edelstein-Keshet May 3, 2012 - 11:15am
A Particle Based Model for Healthy and Malaria Infected Red Blood Cells James J. Feng May 3, 2012 - 2:00pm
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 7 Raibatak (Dodo) Das May 4, 2012 - 10:00am
Pattern Formation of Proteins on the Surface of a Biological Cell Cory Simon May 4, 2012 - 11:45am
Small GTPases and cell polarization Leah Edelstein-Keshet May 4, 2012 - 1:00pm
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 9 Jun Allard May 7, 2012 - 10:00am
An Excitable Contractile Cell Leah Edelstein-Keshet May 7, 2012 - 2:00pm
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 12 Jun Allard May 8, 2012 - 10:11am
Introduction to polymerization kinetics Leah Edelstein-Keshet May 8, 2012 - 11:15am
Polymer Size Distributions (continued) Leah Edelstein-Keshet May 9, 2012 - 11:00am
Microtubules, - polymer size distribution - and other balance equation models Leah Edelstein-Keshet May 9, 2012 - 11:15am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 13 Jun Allard May 9, 2012 - 11:35am
Models of T cell activation based on TCR-pMHC bond kinetics Daniel Coombs May 10, 2012 - 2:00pm
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 17 Jun Allard May 11, 2012 - 10:00am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 18 Leah Edelstein-Keshet May 11, 2012 - 11:15am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 19 Raibatak (Dodo) Das May 14, 2012 - 10:00am
Diffusion, Reaction, and Biological pattern formation Leah Edelstein-Keshet May 14, 2012 - 11:15am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 21 Raibatak (Dodo) Das May 15, 2012 - 10:00am
Diffusion, Reaction, and Biological pattern formation (continued 2 of 3) Leah Edelstein-Keshet May 15, 2012 - 11:15am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 23 William Holmes May 15, 2012 - 11:30am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 24 Raibatak (Dodo) Das May 16, 2012 - 10:00am
Diffusion, Reaction, and Biological pattern formation (continued 3 of 3) Leah Edelstein-Keshet May 16, 2012 - 11:15am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 26 William Holmes May 16, 2012 - 11:45am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 27 William Holmes May 17, 2012 - 11:15am
Self Organization in Cells - How to Use Proteins to Solve a Geometry Problem Eric Cytrynbaum May 17, 2012 - 2:00pm
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 28 Raibatak (Dodo) Das May 18, 2012 - 10:00am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 29 William Holmes May 18, 2012 - 11:15am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Student Lecture 11 Hildur Knutsdottir May 18, 2012 - 11:15am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 31 Dimitrios Vavylonis May 22, 2012 - 10:00am
Models for Cell Shape and Actin Filament Distributions Leah Edelstein-Keshet May 22, 2012 - 11:15am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 33 Dimitrios Vavylonis May 23, 2012 - 10:00am
Cell Polarity Models & Simulating Cell Motility Using the Cellular Potts Model (CPM) Leah Edelstein-Keshet May 23, 2012 - 11:15am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 35 Dimitrios Vavylonis May 24, 2012 - 10:00am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Lecture 36 Dimitrios Vavylonis May 24, 2012 - 11:15am
Mechanical Simulations of Cell Motility Leah Edelstein-Keshet May 25, 2012 - 11:15am
From Computer Graphics to Computational Biology Francois Faure May 29, 2012 - 10:00am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Student Lecture 8 Naghmeh Rezal May 30, 2012 - 10:00am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Student Lecture 2 Rebecca Hiller May 30, 2012 - 10:30am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Student Lecture 6 Tenghu Wu May 30, 2012 - 11:00am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Student Lecture 10 Amanda Swan May 30, 2012 - 11:00am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Student Lecture 3 Meghan Dutot May 30, 2012 - 11:00am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Student Lecture 7 Jia Guo May 30, 2012 - 11:00am
Mathematical Cell Biology Summer Course Student Lecture 9 Brendan Thrasher May 30, 2012 - 11:00am