Stochastic Models in Biology

SS 2022

General Information


Tuesday 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (SRZ 204)
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. (SRZ 205)

Exercises: Wednesday 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (SR 1C)


Prof. Dr. Gerold Alsmeyer


Dr. Rodrigo Bazaes



Course syllabus:

The purpose of this course, which will be held in English, is to give an introduction of some fundamental stochastic models and processes in Mathematical Biology and Population Genetics. A major part will focus on the theory of branching processes, other topics are the Wright-Fisher model and the Kingman coalescent. Prerequisites for this course are Stochastik and Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie including some basic knowledge of martingales and Markov chains.


Please enroll in the Learnweb course for this lecture.


Course assessment:

There will be an oral exam at the end of the course. Admission to the oral exam is conditional on obtaining at least 40% of the points of the problem sets.

Tutorials: t.b.a.