M175. Stochastic Processes in Biochemical Systems
(Same as Chemistry M186.) Lecture, three hours. Requisites: Life Sciences 1, 2, 3, and 4, or 7A, 7B, and 7C, 30B or Mathematics 33B, Electrical and Computer Engineering 131A or Mathematics 170A or Statistics 100A. Covers random and stochastic processes in play in biochemical systems, including ion channels, cytoskeleton, cell migration and mitosis, gene expression networks, and signal transduction. Covers mathematical tools such as continuous and discrete Markov processes, first passage, time escape problems, statistical mechanics, and information theory. Letter grading.