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Start studying mathematical biology from basics

I am really passionate about theoretical and quantitative biology and I would like to build my future career around this topic. I've just got my bachelor's degree in biology (ecology) but scince ...
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Gompertz growth model problem

The growth of tumor cells is characterized with Gompertz model. $N'=-aNln(bN),$ where N(t) is proportional to the number of cells in the tumor, while a and b denote positive parameters. ...
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Relationship between Reproductive Ratio and Jacobian in Population Model

In class we defined the Reproductive Ratio, $R_0$ of a population modelled by SIR, SEIR,... as the average number of secondary infections caused by an average infected individual in an average ...
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Consider the infectious disease model defined by $$\frac{dS_3}{dt}= -\rho I_3S_3+\gamma I_3+\mu-\mu S_3\tag 1$$ \frac{dI_3}{dt}=\rho I_3S_3-\gamma ...
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Trouble finding equilibrium points

I'm working on a nonlinear predator prey model and am struggling finding my equilibrium points. I've done this three times and gotten three different answers. I'd appreciate if someone could check ...
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Biology: Wright-Fisher model of genetic drift

In evolutionary biology (in population genetics to be more accurate) exists the concept of genetic drift. It describes how an allele (gene variant) (that has no advantage or disadvantage in terms of ...
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Mathematical (or physical) formulation of life

I recently started to have interest in the characteristics of life. Especially, I wonder if there are some kind of mathematical description of the true meaning of life and how it is emerged. Why does ...