Will be lectured during the second period in spring 2008.
Please register to the course by e-mail
(Riku.Linna@hut.fi). If there will be enough participants
students will prepare presentations on a preferred subject which
will be opposed and evaluated by another student. A
computational exercise will also be done. Otherwise, the course
can be taken by doing a number of exercises plus writing an
Dr. Riku Linna
Mathematical/computational modelling of fundamental intra and intercellular processes.
The language of the seminar is English or
Finnish depending on participants.
Place and time:
The location is B317
(the seminar room of Laboratory of computational engineering, see
Presentation topics to pick
Lectures & Seminars
register for the course by sending an email to
- Any changes in course information will be informed
by email sent to registrated students.
- When sending email concerning the course, please add
"S-114.4270" to subject.
Active participation in the seminars,
seminar presentation, small exercise work.
The purpose of the course is to introduce the basic computational
models used in analysing various fundamental dynamical processes in
and between cells.
The course will begin with a few introductory lectures whose
purpose is to present a minimum background with useful references
for the participants to be able to follow the topics to be
covered. The main body of the course will be covered by seminar
presentations prepared by the participants based on the course book.
Topics to be covered include
- Qualitative analysis of (non-linear) differential equations
- Rate equations, master equations, reaction-diffusion
- Cell membrane models, specifically voltage gated interacting
ion channels and their analysis using phase-plane techniques
- Passive (chemical) transporters and pumps accross cell membranes
- Whole-cell models
- Intercellular communication
- Intracellular wave phenomena
- Biochemical oscillations
- Cell cycle controls
- Stochastic gating of ion channels
- Molecular motors
A small numerical exercise work related to the topic of the
seminar presentation will be made.
You may send your comments to the teacher
Helsinki University of Technology
Lab. of Computational Engineering
P.O.Box 9203, 02015 HUT
tel: 451 5727
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