A 5-day course at the University of Stirling, School of Natural Sciences
Monday 16th to Friday 20th February 2015
Designed for PhD students and early-stage researchers with a biological background who wish to develop interdisciplinary skills in mathematical modelling for the life sciences.
The course aims to meet the needs of students in the biological sciences who are increasingly turning to mathematical modelling in the era of big data, the three Rs of animal testing, and remote sensing, but who may lack the background necessary to create their own mathematical or statistical models.
This course, run by mathematicians, physicists and ecologists with experience in epidemiology and terrestrial and marine ecology, will provide an introduction to basic modelling concepts and a guide to using common skills. You will be guided through the key steps of researching the question, formulating the model framework, parameterising the model, and model criticism.