General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Models of Mathematical Biology
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Michał Jasiczak
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position prof. UAM, dr hab.
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Semester 2024/2025 (summer)
Duration 60
USOS code 06-DMMBLM0-E


lectures 1-10 Population Dynamics

lectures 11-12 Infectious Diseases

lectures 12-15 Population Genetics and Evolution


Module aim (aims)

The aim of the course is to discuss basic models of mathematical biology. This is an imprtant and active area of research today. We intend to cover its most important areas. This includes population dynamics, infectious diseases, population genetics and evolution. The models which we discuss lead to fascinating mathematical problems still having important applications.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

A student should have basic knowledge in mathematical analysis including differential equations. However, we shall strive to make the course self-contained.


1. Population dynamics (single species, population dynamics of interacting species).

2. Infectious Diseases (SIR models, models of epidemy, AIDS).

3. Population Genetics and Evolution (discrete dynamical systems in population genetics).

Reading list

1. J. Hofbauer, K. Sigmund, Evolutionary Games and Population Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1998.

2. J. D. Murray, Wprowadzenie do biomatematyki, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN 2002.

3. J. D. Murray, Mathematical biology: I. Introduction. Springer 2002.

4. R. Rudnicki, Modele i metody biologii matematycznej. Część I: Modele deterministyczne, Instytut Matematyczny Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Warszawa 2014.

5. Nicholas F. Britton, Essential Mathematical Biology, Springer-Verlag, London 2003.

6. Ronald W. Shonkwiler, James Herod, Mathematical Biology. An Introduction with Maple and Matlab, Springer, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York 2009