Computational Cell Biology

Author: Christopher P. Fall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387224599
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This textbook provides an introduction to dynamic modeling in molecular cell biology, taking a computational and intuitive approach. Detailed illustrations, examples, and exercises are included throughout the text. Appendices containing mathematical and computational techniques are provided as a reference tool.

Using the Biological Literature

Author: Diane Schmidt
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 146655858X
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The biological sciences cover a broad array of literature types, from younger fields like molecular biology with its reliance on recent journal articles, genomic databases, and protocol manuals to classic fields such as taxonomy with its scattered literature found in monographs and journals from the past three centuries. Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition is an annotated guide to selected resources in the biological sciences, presenting a wide-ranging list of important sources. This completely revised edition contains numerous new resources and descriptions of all entries including textbooks. The guide emphasizes current materials in the English language and includes retrospective references for historical perspective and to provide access to the taxonomic literature. It covers both print and electronic resources including monographs, journals, databases, indexes and abstracting tools, websites, and associations—providing users with listings of authoritative informational resources of both classical and recently published works. With chapters devoted to each of the main fields in the basic biological sciences, this book offers a guide to the best and most up-to-date resources in biology. It is appropriate for anyone interested in searching the biological literature, from undergraduate students to faculty, researchers, and librarians. The guide includes a supplementary website dedicated to keeping URLs of electronic and web-based resources up to date, a popular feature continued from the third edition.

Delay Robustness in Cooperative Control

Author: Ulrich Münz
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
ISBN: 3832525912
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The robustness of various cooperative control schemes on large scale networked systems with respect to heterogeneous communication and coupling delays is investigated. The presented results provide delay-dependent and delay-independent conditions that guarantee consensus, rendezvous, flocking, and synchronization in different classes of multi-agent systems (MAS). All conditions are scalable to arbitrarily large multi-agent systems with non-identical agent dynamics. In particular, conditions for linear agents, for nonlinear agents with relative degree one, and for a class of nonlinear agents with relative degree two are presented. The interconnection topology between the agents is in most cases represented by an undirected graph. The results for nonlinear agents with relative degree one hold also for the more general case of directed graphs with switching topologies. Different delay configurations are investigated and compared. These configurations represent different ways how the delays affect the coupling between the agents. The presented robustness analysis considers constant, time-varying, and distributed delays in order to take different sources of delays into account. The results are applied to several typical applications and simulations illustrate the findings.

Algebraic Biology

Author: Katsuhisa Horimoto
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540851011
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This volume contains the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Algebraic Biology (AB 2008). Jointly organized by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tokyo, and the Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC), Hagenberg, Austria, it was held from July 31 to August 2, 2008 in the Castle of Hagenberg. Algebraic biology is an interdisciplinary forum for research on all aspects of applying symbolic computation in biology. The ?rst conference on algebraic biology (AB 2005) was held November 28–30, 2005 in Tokyo, the second during July 2–4, 2007 in Hagenberg. The AB conference series is intended as a bridge between life sciences and symbolic computation: On the one hand, new insights inbiologyarefoundbypowerfulsymbolicmethods;ontheotherhand,biological problems suggestnew algebraicstructures andalgorithms.While this pro?le has been established in the previous proceedings, the papers in the present volume demonstrate the continuous growth of algebraic biology. We received 27 submissions from 14 countries (Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, UK, USA), and 14 papers were accepted for publication. Each submission was assigned to at least three ProgramCommittee members, who carefully reviewed the papers, in many cases with the help of external referees. The reviews were discussedby the ProgramCommittee for oneweekvia the EasyChairconference management system.

Practical Bifurcation and Stability Analysis

Author: Rüdiger U. Seydel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441917403
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Probably the first book to describe computational methods for numerically computing steady state and Hopf bifurcations. Requiring only a basic knowledge of calculus, and using detailed examples, problems, and figures, this is an ideal textbook for graduate students.

Mathematical Models in Biology

Author: Leah Edelstein-Keshet
Publisher: SIAM
ISBN: 9780898719147
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Mathematical Models in Biology is an introductory book for readers interested in biological applications of mathematics and modeling in biology. A favorite in the mathematical biology community, it shows how relatively simple mathematics can be applied to a variety of models to draw interesting conclusions. Connections are made between diverse biological examples linked by common mathematical themes. A variety of discrete and continuous ordinary and partial differential equation models are explored. Although great advances have taken place in many of the topics covered, the simple lessons contained in this book are still important and informative. Audience: the book does not assume too much background knowledge--essentially some calculus and high-school algebra. It was originally written with third- and fourth-year undergraduate mathematical-biology majors in mind; however, it was picked up by beginning graduate students as well as researchers in math (and some in biology) who wanted to learn about this field.

Data Mining Systems Analysis and Optimization in Biomedicine

Author: Onur Seref
Publisher: American Inst. of Physics
ISBN: 9780735404670
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This book is a collection of a sample of the latest research methods in data mining across diverse fields of biomedicine, neuroscience, engineering, and computer science. The problems and methods discussed in this book will be of great interest to new and established theoreticians and practitioners in these fields and provide them with new directions for research. The book will be required reading for biomedical and industrial engineers, computer scientists, and medical doctors.

Dynamic Models in Biology

Author: Stephen P. Ellner
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400840961
Format: PDF
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From controlling disease outbreaks to predicting heart attacks, dynamic models are increasingly crucial for understanding biological processes. Many universities are starting undergraduate programs in computational biology to introduce students to this rapidly growing field. In Dynamic Models in Biology, the first text on dynamic models specifically written for undergraduate students in the biological sciences, ecologist Stephen Ellner and mathematician John Guckenheimer teach students how to understand, build, and use dynamic models in biology. Developed from a course taught by Ellner and Guckenheimer at Cornell University, the book is organized around biological applications, with mathematics and computing developed through case studies at the molecular, cellular, and population levels. The authors cover both simple analytic models--the sort usually found in mathematical biology texts--and the complex computational models now used by both biologists and mathematicians. Linked to a Web site with computer-lab materials and exercises, Dynamic Models in Biology is a major new introduction to dynamic models for students in the biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

Mathematical Physiology

Author: James Keener
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387758461
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Divided into two volumes, the book begins with a pedagogical presentation of some of the basic theory, with chapters on biochemical reactions, diffusion, excitability, wave propagation and cellular homeostasis. The second, more extensive part discusses particular physiological systems, with chapters on calcium dynamics, bursting oscillations and secretion, cardiac cells, muscles, intercellular communication, the circulatory system, the immune system, wound healing, the respiratory system, the visual system, hormone physiology, renal physiology, digestion, the visual system and hearing. New chapters on Calcium Dynamics, Neuroendocrine Cells and Regulation of Cell Function have been included. Reviews from first edition: Keener and Sneyd's Mathematical Physiology is the first comprehensive text of its kind that deals exclusively with the interplay between mathematics and physiology. Writing a book like this is an audacious act! -Society of Mathematical Biology Keener and Sneyd's is unique in that it attempts to present one of the most important subfields of biology and medicine, physiology, in terms of mathematical "language", rather than organizing materials around mathematical methodology. -SIAM review