Welcome to the website for Robeva, Hodge: Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Modern Biology: Using Modern Discrete Models, 1st Edition.
Based on on-going research and the national initiative towards the ‘new biology’ and increasing efforts to apply quantitative (mathematical) approaches to biological questions, this work offers a framework to systematically analyze, predict, and modulate the behavior of complex biological systems. The book offers a collection of topics designed around the principle of project-based-learning focusing on problem solving that emphasizes important mathematical concepts and methods in the context of essential questions raised in biology. The use of free open software to facilitate some of the computationally heavy techniques within the work for which hand computations are not feasible is included.
- Applications of modern discrete mathematics and algebraic statistics to pressing problems in molecular biology
- Diverse Mathematical Methods and Models for use in both mathematics and biology courses
- Real cross-disciplinary collaboration emphasizing creative applications and new mathematical tools in the context of engaging problems
Raina Robeva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has a PhD in mathematics from the University of Virginia and is currently a Specialty Chief Editor of the journal Frontiers in Systems Biology. She is the lead author of the book An Invitation to Biomathematics published in 2008 by Academic Press. Robeva lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Terrell L. Hodge has a PhD in mathematics from the University of Virginia. With Robeva, she was coPI on NSF-funded curriculum development project leading to the development of this book, and to a path from her training as a researcher in algebraic group representation theory to algebraic biology. A co-organizer of numerous workshops and conferences in representation theory and mathematical biology, she currently serves as an associate dean. Hodge lives in Kalamazoo, MI.