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Welcome to Mathematical Biology at Duke University


The Mathematics Department has a large group of mathematicians who work on specific biological and medical applications and as well as the development of new applied mathematical techniques and new theorems inspired by biological applications. The range of applications is large and the mathematical techniques diverse, including dynamical systems, partial differential equations, stochastics dynamics, fluid dynamics, geometry, topology, and algebra. For more information, see Faculty or Projects.

Duke's excellent biology department, the many research departments in the Medical Center, and the Nicholas School of the Environment make Duke an excellent place to do research in mathematical biology. A new large training grant from the National Science Foundation supports graduate and undergraduate students. For more information, see Duke, Graduate Program, or Undergraduate Program.

The research and training of the Mathematical Biology Group has three goals:

  • To use mathematical and computational methods to understand biological systems and contribute to medical knowledge and practice;
  • To develop new pure and applied mathematical methods that will be useful in analyzing biological systems;
  • To develop new areas of mathematics inspired by biology.

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