Nonlinear Dynamics in Biological Systems

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'''Group 4''':  A chemistry graduate student is looking for more people interested in intracellullar calcium oscillations (i.e. calcium induced calcium release).  As of Friday after class, need 3-4 people.  Contact mcgreen@purdue.edu
'''Group 4''':  A chemistry graduate student is looking for more people interested in intracellullar calcium oscillations (i.e. calcium induced calcium release).  As of Friday after class, need 3-4 people.  Contact mcgreen@purdue.edu
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other possible ideas:  microbial competion, metabolism, neuronal oscillations, cell cycle
other possible ideas:  microbial competion, metabolism, neuronal oscillations, cell cycle

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Contents

General Announcements

Coures Outline and Syllabus

This course is an introduction to nonlinear dynamics with applications to biology targeted to junior/senior engineering students and 1st year graduate students in engineering and quantitative life sciences.

Syllabus

Course Outline

We will use Strogatz as our main text and supplement with outside biological examples.

Questions for Professor Rickus or TA Mike

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Group 1: Dr. Rickus has a request that one group work on Bacterial Paper Rock Scissors. this is a project where 3 genetically engineered bacterial strains compete against each other in such away that 1 beats/kills 2, 2 beats/kills 3, and 3beats/kills 1. anyone game? Yes, group 'Grad Minority' is interested in taking on this project

Group 2 Circadian Rhyth. my name is ladida anyone wanna join

Group 3: A fellow grad student and I are looking for one or two more people interested in investigating cellular differentiation. Contact slnoble@purdue.edu

Group 4: A chemistry graduate student is looking for more people interested in intracellullar calcium oscillations (i.e. calcium induced calcium release). As of Friday after class, need 3-4 people. Contact mcgreen@purdue.edu


other possible ideas: microbial competion, metabolism, neuronal oscillations, cell cycle

neurological signals (3): Brandon Davis, Nicole Meehan, Omeed Paydar, Andrew Pierce

neuronal firing:(4) Timu Gallien, Julie Morby, Michelle Scheidt, Mark Wilson

cadiac modeling(5), Matt Croxall, Meghan Floyd, Erica Halsey, Shari Hatfield, Rohit Shah

bacterial rock paper scissors(3):Team Grad Minority. Alex DiMauro, Trisha Eustaquio, and Nick Snead

circadian rhythms(4): Jeremy Schaeffer, Arun Mohan , Drew Lengerich, Shaunak A Kothari

cell differentiation(3): Sarah Noble, Paul Critser, Prasad Siddavatam

team name: The Bowman Group, members: Chris Fancher, Todd Shuba, and Ben Zajeski, and area of interest: Fermentation

Lecture Notes and Topics

Monday August 20 Lecture 1 powerpoint Wed Aug 22 in class covered: projects, email list, class wiki, state space, existence and uniqueness, trajectory, dimensionality, possible behavior of 1,2,3 D systems, coverting higher order and time dependent equations to state space, intro to stability, intro to vector fields, autocatalysis example Chapter 1 notes

Background Math to Brush Up On

these following things should be 2nd nature to you. if they are hazing from the summer fun, it would be best to brush up now.

  1. sketching of common functions: exponentials exp(ax), sin(x), cos(x), x / x + 1, more generally axn / (xn + b), polynomials
  2. taking derivatives of common functions
  3. solving simple linear ODEs dx / dt = kx
  4. finding eigenvalues and eigenvectors
  5. Taylor series expansion
  6. solving polynomials
  7. complex numbers
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