## About this series

The Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) fosters innovation in the application of mathematical, statistical and computational methods in the resolution of significant problems in the biosciences, and encourages the development of new areas in the mathematical sciences motivated by important questions in the biosciences. To accomplish this mission, MBI holds many week-long research workshops each year, trains postdoctoral fellows, and sponsors a variety of educational programs. The MBI graduate lecture series are readable, up to date collections of authored volumes that are tutorial in nature and are inspired by annual programs at the MBI. The purpose is to provide curricular materials that illustrate the applications of the mathematical sciences to the life sciences. The collections are organized as independent volumes, each one suitable for use as a (two-week) module in standard graduate courses in the mathematical sciences and written in a style accessible to researchers, professionals, and graduate students in the mathematical and biological sciences. The MBI graduate lectures can also serve as an introduction for researchers to recent and emerging subject areas in the mathematical biosciences.