PIMS Distinguished Lecture: "What is Mathematical Biology and How Useful is It?"
Nov 26, 2007
Dr. Avner Friedman
Ohio State University
Biological processes are very complex, and mathematical models of such processes are at best just a crude approximation. Nevertheless, one can gain some useful knowledge from the models. In this talk, I shall give examples of biological and biomedical problems that have been addressed by mathematical models. The examples will be from areas as diverse as neuroscience, cancer, and aging.