S-114.270 L Computational Cell Biology

3-6 cr. (in Finnish: 3-6 opintoviikkoa)


Instructors: Mikko Karttunen (course coordinator), Laboratory of Computational Engineering, Helsinki University of Technology

Email: mikko.karttunen@hut.fi
Tel: 451 4842
Location: Lecture room B317 (Innopoli 2, Tekniikantie 14)
Time: Second half of the spring term 2005 if there is enough interest. Please email the lecturer before mid February 2005 if you are planning to attend this course.

Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: Recommended: Matehmatics I-III and S-114.100 Computational Science
Course material: C.P. Fall, E.S. Marland, J.M. Wagner, J.J. Tyson: Computational Cell Biology
  1. Dynamic Phenomena in Cells
  2. Voltage Gated Ionic Currents
  3. Transporters and Pumps
  4. Fast and Slow Time Scales
  5. Whole Cell Models
  6. Intercellular Communication
  7. Spatial Modeling
  8. Modeling Intracellular Calcium Waves and Sparks
  9. Biochemical Oscillations
  10. Cell Cycle Controls
  11. Modeling the Stochastic Gating of Ion Channels
  12. Molecular Motors

Additional reading/references: Will be added when the course starts

Assessment: Homework problems and an exam.