Seminar in Mathematical Biology "Fundamental Questions in Developmental Biology"

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TU Dresden | Sommersemester 2022

Seminar in Mathematical Biology "Fundamental Questions in Developmental Biology"


Mathematical biology is an interdisciplinary scientific research field aiming at the mathematical representation, modeling and analysis of biological processes. It provides both theoretical understanding and practical assistance in biological, biomedical and biotechnology research. Describing systems in a quantitative manner means, for instance, that their behavior can be numerically simulated such that properties can be predicted that might not be evident to the experimentalist or that are experimentally inaccessible.

The seminar focuses on mathematical models and computational methods addressing fundamental questions from developmental biology, especially in the field of dynamic spatial self-organization of cells and tissues. Many of these fundamental questions had been posed early on and remain challenging until today. Participants will implement and critically analyze classic and recent results from high-impact scientific papers. Using software like Morpheus [], models can readily be implemented and simulated, allowing the analysis of critical parameter dependencies and comparison to experimental data. Developed models and results will be submitted to an open and citable model repository. This seminar is intended for undergraduate/graduate students and researchers in mathematics, physics, biology, medicine, and computer science who are interested in this highly interdisciplinary research area. The final seminar program incl. 30min project presentations by participants will be developed at the Kick-off meeting.


The seminar will take place on 4 Wednesday afternoons, 14.00-17.00:

June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6



Room APB 1096 for all who present their talk and discuss, additionally streamed online at BBB:

Kick-off meeting with presentation of topics, forming of teams and distribution of projects/talks

April 27 (Wednesday), 14.00-15.00, online-only Video-Conference, Link to BBB:


Lutz Brusch, Diego Jahn, Jannis Korn, Michael Kücken, Robert Müller, Jörn Starruß, Andreas Deutsch (ZIH, TU Dresden)

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Prof. Dr. A. Deutsch, Zentrum für Informationsdienste und Hochleistungsrechnen (ZIH)

TU Dresden, Tel. 463-31943,

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