Mathematical Cell Biology Graduate Summer Course
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, May 1-31, 2012
Instructor: Leah Edelstein-Keshet
If you are taking this course for credit at UBC (Math 563) or
at the affiliated western universities under the Western Dean's
agreement, here is additional information you'll want.
The course grade will be computed approximately as follows:
- Participation (in-class work, discussions, etc) 15%
- Homework/assignments: 40%
- Final project: 45%
I will keep fairly tight due-dates for assignments, but your grade
for homework will be based on the best N-2 out of N assignments, so
in case you miss a couple of due-dates, it will not affect your grade.
There will be roughly 2 assignments per week (total approx 8).
The project ahould involve ONE of the following:
- Short "original research project" suggested by one of the
lecturers or inspired by the course OR
- Deeper probing of some cell biology/modelling literature papers
that we did not have time
to cover in detail. This should then include some analysis or simulations
to reproduce author's findings or (ideally) explore additional variants.
The project should not just restate findings, nor should it just
be a portion of your MSc or PhD thesis work.
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