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