Advanced Mathematical Biology

Module MA3602

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Mathematics.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

MA3602 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
270 h 90 h 9 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Basics in mathematical methods: nonlinear dynamics and bifurcation theory, singular perturbation theory, basic elements of stochastic processes. Most important/common mathematical models in: ecology, biochemistry, regulatory pathways, neuronal sciences and population genetics.

Learning Outcome

The student is able to read most articles from biomathematical journals, to perform a basic literature research and knows the most important data bases to search for biomathematical papers. He/she is able to approach a given problem, know the standard models and adapt them to the problem under consideration.


MA1001 Analysis 1, MA1002 Analysis 2, MA1101 Lineare Algebra 1 (recommended: MA1102 Lineare Algebra 2, MA1401 Introduction to Probability Theory, MA3601 Mathematical Models in Biology, MA3082 Nonlinear Dynamics)

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 4 Advanced Mathematical Biology [MA3602] Müller, J. Dienstag, 10:15–11:45
Donnerstag, 10:15–11:45
UE 2 Exercises for Advanced Mathematical Biology [MA3602] Müller, J. Stocker, P. Termine in Gruppen

Learning and Teaching Methods

Vorlesung, Übung, Übungsaufgaben zum Selbststudium




J.D. Murray, Mathematical Biology: I. An Introduction, Springer-Verlag, 2002. J.D. Murray, Mathematical Biology: II. Spatial Models and Biomedical Applications, Springer-Verlag, 2003.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Klausur oder mündliche Prüfung, abhängig von der Teilnehmerzahl

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester.

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

Spezielle Kapitel aus der Mathematischen Biologie
Do, 13.10.2016 bis 19.9.2016 (Abmeldung bis 6.10.2016)

Condensed Matter

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.

Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?


Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.