Case studies (Life Science Mathematics) in summer semester 2023
Registration required soon, see below
In this course, the participants, organised in small groups of 2-4 persons, model – largely independent – a biological system by methods taught in Biomathematics and Biostatistics classes. This includes literature research, formulation of the model, analysis and simulations of the model as well as the interpretation of the results and a final presentation of the project. The students are supervised intensely in the small groups and receive individual mentoring, support and training.
Within the scope of the case studies, introductions in soft skills like presentation techniques, literature research, and methods to set-up of realistic work schedule will be offered as preparation. Organisation and project work skills in a team will be acquired and tested on the basis of the own project.
A special focus is set on the connection of Mathematics with a concrete application from life sciences. Thereby, apart from the internal exchange concerning the progresses and results, also the project presentation for people from other disciplines or different educational background is trained.
The offered projects mainly are current interdisciplinary project, run in cooperation with groups from different faculties at TUM or other research institutions.
The course is offered for Master students of the Faculty of Mathematics, especially those enrolled in the study course “Mathematics” with major field of study “Biomathematics and Biostatistics”.
Weekly hours: 4
ECTS credits: 7
The following projects will be offered:
- Can you hear the deformation of a brain? (Johannes Müller)
- Game theoretical approaches to model the spread of rumors (Pirmin Schlicke)
- Evolutionary game theory to understand behavior dynamics during the Covid-19 pandemic (Pirmin Schlicke)
- How countermeasures and psychological attitudes may influence the behaviour of an epidemics (Christina Kuttler)
And of course, you are welcome to contact us - if there are any questions, we'll be happy to help!
Registration is possible until March 16th, 2023, it is mandatory and binding, attendance is compulsory. For the registration please write a short email to firstname.lastname@example.org providing the following information:
- your name
- your master's program (with special focus, if applicable)
- list of lectures that you have attended and may be related to this course
- programming skills (programming languages and other programming related skills)
- ranking of the projects (which do you find most interesting, which would be a good alternative etc.); please rank all projects.
- persons you would like to work with as a team
- any additional information that might be relevant for the choice of your project or your partners
After March, 16th, we still may have a limited number of places available for incomings from abroad and for master students coming from other universities and starting at TUM this summer. If this applies to you, please write an email to email@example.com .