Mathematical Biology and Physiology


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This module will cover a range of topics in mathematical modelling of biological systems, from cell/organism scale to population scale. The provisional schedule is as follows.

  • Mathematics of bacterial resistance [weeks 1-2; Dr Michael Grinfeld]
  • Homogenisation methods in mathematical biology [weeks 3-5; Dr Raimondo Penta]
  • Age-structured population models [weeks 6-7; Dr Douglas Speirs]
  • Physiologically structured populations: modelling and analysis [weeks 8-9; Dr Jochen Kursawe]
  • Mathematical modelling of cancer [week 10; Dr Nikolaos Sfakianakis]


The module will be assessed by two assignments. The first will cover material from weeks 1-5; it will be released by the end of week 6 with a deadline of 8th March 2024. The second will cover material from weeks 6-10; it will be released by the end of week 10 with a deadline of 5th April 2024.