Wednesday Nite @ The Lab
Replicating Viruses and Adapting Clones: Making Sense of Biology with Mathematics
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
There are two major ways that we can use mathematical models to make sense of biology: as a tool to explain what we do see, and as a framework for predicting what we might see. The first of these allows specific tests of hypotheses, and the second allows us to generate hypotheses. Using examples from viral infection within a human host and from organismal adaptation under environmental change, we consider how building dynamical mathematical models let us describe changing biological systems.