Barcelona, Spain

Time: Perceptions and Illusions of the Progress of Existence

online course
when 13 July 2021 - 17 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 550

The goal of this course is to introduce biology students to the mathematical modeling of living processes from a systems perspective. According to this perspective, biological processes emerge from the interaction between different elements, be them genes and proteins in the case of cellular processes; cells in the case of tissues; organs in the case of organisms and organisms in the case of ecosystems. We will learn how to represent these interactions mathematically, how to simulate them in a computer, and how to generate predictions that can be compared with reality.

Course leader

Jordi García Ojalvo

Target group

Undergraduated students (Sophomore, Junior and Senior)

Fee info

EUR 550: Tuition fee (non refundable)
EUR 150: Registration fee (non refundable)


Non UPF students from universities with an international exchange partnership with UPF will be exempt of paying the 150€ non refundable registration fee.