Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems, Volume II

Epidemiology, Evolution and Ecology,Immunology, Neural Systems and the Brain, and Innovative Mathematical Methods

  • Andreas Deutsch
  • Rafael Bravo de la Parra
  • Rob J. de Boer
  • Odo Diekmann
  • Peter Jagers
  • Eva Kisdi
  • Mirjam Kretzschmar
  • Petr Lansky
  • Hans Metz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jean-Baptiste Burie, Agnès Calonnec, Michel Langlais
      Pages 11-21
    3. Nico Stollenwerk, Rafael Mikolajczyk
      Pages 23-34
  3. Evolution and Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Mark Broom, Graeme D. Ruxton, Michael P. Speed
      Pages 37-48
    3. Simon Laird, Daniel Lawson, Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen
      Pages 49-62
    4. Lev V. Nedorezov, E.V. Volkova, Alexandr M. Sadykov
      Pages 87-99
    5. Trevon Fuller, David P. Morton, Sahotra Sarkar
      Pages 101-107
    6. Shigehide Iwata, Ryusuke Kon, Yasuhiro Takeuchi
      Pages 121-129
  4. Immunology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Francesco Zanlungo, Sandro Rambaldi, Giorgio Turchetti
      Pages 133-144
    3. Holger Schmidtchen, Ulrich Behn
      Pages 157-167
  5. Neural Systems and the Brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Andreas Schierwagen, Luciano da Fontoura Costa, Alan Alpar, Ulrich Gärtner, Thomas Arendt
      Pages 185-192
    3. William G. Gibson, Les Farnell, Max R. Bennett
      Pages 193-204
    4. Fatihcan M. Atay, Axel Hutt
      Pages 205-212
    5. Joanna Tyrcha
      Pages 225-236
    6. Vassiliki K. Kotti, Alexandros G. Rigas
      Pages 237-243
    7. Thomas Hübsch, Marc Tittgemeyer
      Pages 255-263
  6. Innovative Mathematical Methods and Education

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 379-386

About this book


This two-volume, interdisciplinary work is a unified presentation of a broad range of state-of-the-art topics in the rapidly growing field of mathematical modeling in the biological sciences. Highlighted throughout both works are mathematical and computational approaches to examine central problems in the life sciences, ranging from the organizational principles of individual cells to the dynamics of large populations.

Volume I covers a number of areas, including:

* Cellular Biophysics

* Regulatory Networks

* Developmental Biology

* Biomedical Applications

* Data Analysis and Model Validation

Volume II examines a diverse range of subjects, including:

* Epidemiology

* Evolution and Ecology

* Immunology

* Neural Systems and the Brain

* Innovative Mathematical Methods and Education

Both volumes will be excellent reference texts for a broad audience of researchers, practitioners, and advanced students in this rapidly growing field at the intersection of applied mathematics, experimental biology and medicine, computational biology, biochemistry, computer science, and physics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Deutsch
    • 1
  • Rafael Bravo de la Parra
    • 2
  • Rob J. de Boer
    • 3
  • Odo Diekmann
    • 4
  • Peter Jagers
    • 5
  • Eva Kisdi
    • 6
  • Mirjam Kretzschmar
    • 7
  • Petr Lansky
    • 8
  • Hans Metz
    • 9
  1. 1.Center for Information Services and High Performance ComputingTechnische Universität DresdenGermany
  2. 2.Departamento de MatemáticasUniversidad de AlcaláSpain
  3. 3.Department of Theoretical BiologyUtrecht UniversityPadualaan 8The Netherlands
  4. 4.Mathematisch Instituut, Utrecht UniversityBudapestlaan 6The Netherlands
  5. 5.Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of TechnologyGöteborg UniversitySweden
  6. 6.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of HelsinkiGustaf Hällströmin katu 2bFinland
  7. 7.Fakultät für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Universität BielefeldUniversitätsstr. 25Germany
  8. 8.Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicVidenska 1083Czech Republic
  9. 9.Section Theoretical Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Evolutionary and Ecological SciencesRijksuniversiteit Leiden, Kaiserstraat 63The Netherlands

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