Computational Cell Biology - Fall, Christopher P. / Marland, Eric S. / Wagner, John M. / Tyson, John J. (eds.)
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This textbook provides an introduction to dynamic modeling in molecular cell biology, taking a computational and intuitive approach. Selected biological examples are used to motivate concepts and techniques used in computational cell biology through a progression of increasingly more complex cellular functions modeled with increasingly complex mathematical and computational techniques. Detailed illustrations, examples, and exercises are included throughout the text. Appendices containing mathematical and computational techniques are provided as a reference tool. Advanced undergraduate and…mehr

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This textbook provides an introduction to dynamic modeling in molecular cell biology, taking a computational and intuitive approach. Selected biological examples are used to motivate concepts and techniques used in computational cell biology through a progression of increasingly more complex cellular functions modeled with increasingly complex mathematical and computational techniques. Detailed illustrations, examples, and exercises are included throughout the text. Appendices containing mathematical and computational techniques are provided as a reference tool. Advanced undergraduate and graduate theoretical biologists, and mathematics students and researchers who wish to learn about modeling in cell biology will find this book useful. "What better tribute to the late Joel Keizer than to expand his unfinished accounts of teaching and research to a splendid book. COMPUTATIONAL CELL BIOLOGY performs much more than it promises, for it also deals with considerable analytical material and with aspects of molecular biology. There's something for everybody interested in how modeling leads to greater understanding in the core of the biological sciences." -Lee Segal (Weizmann Institute).
  • Produktdetails
  • Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics Vol.20
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 10853277
  • 1st ed 2002. Corr. 3rd printing 2005
  • Seitenzahl: 492
  • Erscheinungstermin: 15. Februar 2005
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 241mm x 160mm x 31mm
  • Gewicht: 822g
  • ISBN-13: 9780387953694
  • ISBN-10: 0387953698
  • Artikelnr.: 10547896
Autorenporträt
Christopher Fall, University of New York, NY, USA / Eric Marland, University of California, Davis, CA, USA / John Wagner, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA / John Tyson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Inhaltsangabe
From the contents:
- Preface
- Dynamic Phenomena in Cells
- Voltage Gated Ionic Currents
- Transporters and Pumps
- Reduction of Scale
- Whole Cell Models
- Intercellular Communication
- Spatial Modeling
- Modeling Intracellular Calcium Waves and Sparks
- Biochemical Oscillations
- Cell Cycle Controls
- Modeling the Stochastic Gating of Ion Channels
- Molecular Motors: Theory
- Molecular Motors: Examples
- Appendices
Rezensionen
From the reviews:

Nature Cell Biology, Vol. 5/2, February 2003 "The authors and editors of this volume are outstanding mathematical biologists. Computational Cell Biology introduces the principles, techniques, tools and insights of mathematical biology through detailed exposition of ion channels, calcium signaling, transporters, cellular endocrinology, gap junctions, cell cycle controls and molecular motors. If you want to see the tools of applied mathematics at work in some key areas of cell physiology and cell biology, this is the book to read. Your understanding of rate laws, ordinary and partial differential equations, numerical methods, phase portraits, stability analysis, Brownian ratchets, multiple time scales, bifurcations and stochastic processes will all be enhanced. You will have become significantly bilingual. The authors reach out valiantly from the blue of mathematical biology toward the red of experimental biology. Perhaps the time has finally arrived when experimental cell biologists can reach back and shake hands on an effective partnership. It's an epochal moment; illuminating the shadowy complexity of cell biology will surely require white light."BIOINFORMATICS"...a very didactic, easy to read and excellent introduction to the subject...the book is remarkable for it pedagogical clarity...The book is strong in presenting the in-action techniques, with state-of-the art models of realistic biological situation, where their usefulness is easily appreciated. Another strength of the book is to provide examples of the comprehensive modeling, from the initial descriptive molecular model to the full analysis of the equations...Many modeling approaches presented in the book can be easily adapted or serve as templates to other biological problems...The mathematically-able should find [the book] a nice complement to the classical biology textbook...an attractive introduction to a number of mathematical techniques whose existence is simply unknown to many biologists. The remarkable clarity of the presentation makes it an unique self-teaching tool for scientists who would like to model their own experimental data, or to be able to appreciate modeling...a modern and valuable textbook full of simple yet useful analytical and numerical knowledge. It will please the mature scientist by its topics, and the student by its didactic style. Coming from a strong teaching practice, it is also the perfect support for a lecture series on mathematical modeling in biology.""This textbook address students of either mathematics or the biological sciences interested in the other topic. It aims to introduce to computational cell biology, i.e. the question, whether and how mathematical modelling can contribute to a description or understanding of cellular phenomena. ... the book should be well readable and provide essential guide to the methodology of modelling in biology." (H. Muthsam, Monatshefte für Mathematik, Vol. 143 (4), 2004)"Computational Cell Biology has been carefully designed as a text for an introductory course in cellular dynamics, in which the students are to be drawn from both biology and applied mathematics. ... Computational Cell Biology is an imaginatively conceived, carefully written, and well-edited book, which is strongly recommended as the text for advanced and early graduate courses in mathematical biology. Both students and teachers will enjoy learning from it, and future quantitative biologists and biomathematicians will remember it fondly." (Alwyn Scott, SIAM Review, Vol. 45 (2), 2003)"Joel E. Keizer was the pioneer in computational cell biology. This textbook represents the combined efforts of friends and colleagues to complete a task that Joel was unable to ... end. In its pages one can easily sense the enthusiasm for this subject that he generated in others. It is a tribute that each chapter has been written by a well-recognized expert in the field. The result is a work that I believe should be…mehr