Numerical Analysis for Multi-Scale Biology

Course Description-
Introduces mathematical tools to simulate biological processes at multiple scales. Numerical methods for ordinary and partial differential equations (deterministic and stochastic), and methods for parallel computing and visualization. Hands-on use of computers emphasized; students will apply numerical methods in individual projects. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

Software Tools:

Adaptive Poisson-Boltzman Solver, http://www.poissonboltzmann.org/apbs/
MCell, http://www.mcell.cnl.salk.edu/
Virtual Cell, http://www.nrcam.uchc.edu/index.html
Continuity, http://www.continuity.ucsd.edu/Continuity