Biomathematics 1

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Learn some basic tools in the mathematical modeling of Biological systems and processes, with special attention towards population dynamics and evolution.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will learn how to model simple biological systems and processes.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
If necessary in view of the pandemic evolution, lectures will be given online, preferably in synchro mode
Course syllabus
The subject dealt with might vary depending on the interests of the students (and of the teacher), and also depending on the themes debated in connection with the pandemic. This is a rough plan, corresponding to previous editions of the course.

1. Population dynamics
2. Mathematical epidemiology
3. Evolution
4. Mathematical aspects of Evolution

It is possibvle/probable that in 2021/22 more space will be devoted to epidemic dynamics and to probabilistic themes and methods.
Prerequisites for admission
Linear Algebra; Dynamical Systems (UNIMI ocurse "Fisica Matematica 1"); elementary Probability Theory; Differential Equations.
Teaching methods
Teaching Resources
G. Gaeta, "Modelli Matematici in Biologia"
J. Murray, "Mathematical Biology"
N. Britton, "Elementary Mathematical Biology"

The first text (in Italian) was written for Biology students, and is mathematically far too elementary; its structure - in the sense of topics covered - will however be followed fairly faithfully at least for the first part of the course.

There could be additional lecture notes available (in Italian or English).
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam will be an oral one, the exact format will be communicated later on and will possibly depend on the general health (COVID-related) situation. It will aim at evaluating the student's knowledge and comprehension of the arguments covered as well as the capacity to apply them.
MAT/07 - MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Gaeta Giuseppe
Educational website(s)
on (e-mail) appointment
office in Dept. of Mathematics