Timing and Structure
16 lectures (including 2 examples classes). Lent Term. Assessment: Coursework 100%
The aims of the course are to:
- introduce to sub cellular processes and the role of thermal fluctuations
- shift from the classical biology approach to a more physical description
- illustrate mathematical/computing approaches to study regulatory networks and biomolecular dynamics
- provide background knowledge on stochastic processes
The course covers topics in stochastic processes and statistical mechanics with application to examples from biology. No background in biology is assumed.
- Cells are a very well organized machinery
- But molecular processes are subject to fluctuations, i.e. stochasticity
- How is it possible?
Mathematical formalism (Savin)
- Probabilities & Random Variables
- Stochastic Processes
- Master Equation, Fokker-Plank Equation
Regulation of gene expression (Vinnicombe)
- Gene expression analysis
- Stochastic gene expression
- Stochastic simulations
Cell structural organization (Savin)
- Biomolecules (DNA, cytoskeleton)
- Statistical physics for biology
- Polymer mechanics
- Transport processes in cells
Please see the Booklist for Group G Courses for references for this module.
Please refer to Form & conduct of the examinations.
The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) describes the requirements that have to be met in order to become a Chartered Engineer, and gives examples of ways of doing this.
UK-SPEC is published by the Engineering Council on behalf of the UK engineering profession. The standard has been developed, and is regularly updated, by panels representing professional engineering institutions, employers and engineering educators. Of particular relevance here is the 'Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes' (AHEP) document which sets out the standard for degree accreditation.
The Output Standards Matrices indicate where each of the Output Criteria as specified in the AHEP 3rd edition document is addressed within the Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering Triposes.
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