Although most people can recognize the utility of collaborative workshops, and they are increasing in popularity, how to match possible collaborators together remains a problem. After all, hands-on experience is the best educator, particularly for skeptics of computational methods. A couple years ago I developed a research interest based matchmaking program and put it into… Continue reading Collaborative Website: InitMathBio
As a grad student, I was a TA for the introductory biology labs at LSU. The second semester lab had some modules on evolution, including a population simulator. This simulator was developed about 20 years ago, and was difficult to install, as well as having a layout that was unfamiliar to the students. When I… Continue reading Hardy-Weinberg population simulator
Dr Ingo Dreyer's talk to the modeling community and some takeaways on biological modeling and presenting modeling results.
If you're a modeler, join us this Friday to talk about using physics-based models to discriminate different membrane transporter networks https://amoghpj.github.io/modeling-and-beyond/
MODELERS FACE A VARIETY OF CHALLENGES. Although the usefulness and appreciation of modeling as a field is always increasing, modelers today often experience a few setbacks. We often teach ourselves difficult concepts in an effort to innovate along any of the fields we operate in (coding, math, biology, statistics). We may complete our degrees in… Continue reading Online Community for Modelers: Modeling and Beyond
The workshop will be online on July 31st from 2-4 pm EDT. I changed the format a little to facilitate this, read if you are curious.
A lot of people where I come from view diversity as a political thing. Some people think that having recruiting or retention preferences don't contribute to anything but some abstract social ideal. I've seen several things firsthand that counter that idea, but wanted to share one experience that specifically involves math (because its "objective"). I… Continue reading Diversity is good for science: Math and the status quo
MBI's online workshop on Mathematical and Computational Methods in Biology will be running all week! See the schedule here (https://mbi.osu.edu/events/mathematical-and-computational-methods-biology). It is also being live streamed here: https://video.mbi.ohio-state.edu/live. Dr. Kim likens simplification of complex biological networks to Picasso's progressive reductionism of a bull. I really enjoyed this talk by Dr Jae Kyoung Kim of KAIST.… Continue reading Jae Kyoung Kim – Analysis of dynamic data: from molecule to behavior – Mathematical and Computational Methods in Biology Workshop
The stereotype of math is of a white-haired professor writing equations on a blackboard. Usually the professor doesn't care about real life or applications. But math is a really broad field. Made by Dominic Walliman. You can purchase here, and download different dimensions here. In the above map, different theoretical or 'pure' concepts have their… Continue reading Map of mathematics: applications to biology and beyond
Six example 3D surface and contour plots using @MATLAB