First-Year Seminar


Math and Medicine

Spring 2020

Instructor:  Marc Ryser

In modern medicine, mathematical modeling and statistical (big) data analysis are playing an increasingly important role to uncover complex disease mechanisms. In this course, we undertake an excursion into the world of quantitative biomedical research and discover a range of fascinating mathematical principles that govern human health and disease. Based on a series of concrete research topics we will learn how to critically read the biomedical literature, develop our own hypotheses and use the language of mathematics to formalize them.

Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff


Prereq: First year, First year with exception or Transfer students only

Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring