Mathematical models in biology

SS 2019



Tuesdays, 10am - 12pm, room M4
Fridays, 10am - 12pm, room M4


Prof. Dr. Gerold Alsmeyer


Christopher Eick


The course in the course catalogue
The tutorial in the course catalogue

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.


The corresponding Learnweb course can be found here. The key is: MMIDB

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.



Wednesdays, 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr, room SRZ 205, box 146

Problem sets:

The problem sets can be found in the Learnweb course.