# Mathematical Biology Journal Club

The purpose of the journal club is to introduce beginning graduate
students in Mathematical Biology to research through investigating and
presenting some of the basic and classic papers in the field.
We will have two groups this year: journal club for first
year graduate students (JCI) which will primarily focus on classic papers;
and journal club for second year graduate
students (JCII) will focus on current research by local faculty.

For more information contact
Brynja Kohler or Bob (B-Dawg) Guy
.

**Fall Semester, 2002**

**REGISTRATION INFO:**
Journal Club I for 1st year students is course
6960 section 7, class # 14627

Journal Club II for more experienced students is course
6960 section 8, class # 14628

We normally meet THURSDAYS from 3-4:30pm in LCB 322, and alternate
between JCI and JCII each week.

# JCI

**September
5: **
D. Ludwig, D. D. Jones, C. S. Holling, Qualitative Analysis of Insect
Outbreak Systems: The Spruce Budworm and Forest,
*Journal of Animal Ecology*, Vol. **47**, No. 1. (Feb., 1978),
pp. 315-332.
*PRESENTATION BY COLBY TANNER!*

**September 19: **
Robert M. May, George F. Oster. Bifurcations and dynamic complexity in
simple ecological models. *American Naturalist*. Volume **110**
Issue 974. pp. 573-599. (1976)
*PRESENTATION BY JOHN ZOBITZ!*

**TUESDAY, October 1st,
2:00 pm: **

Eric L. Charnov. Optimal Foraging, the Marginal Value Theorem.
*Theoretical Population Biology*. Volume **9**, pp.129-136. (1974)

Hassell, M. and May, R.M. Stability in insect host-parasitoid models.
*Journal of Animal Ecology*. Volume **42**, pp. 693-726. (1973)
*PRESENTATION BY WILL NESSE!*

**
October 17:
**

Kermack, W.O. and McKendrick, A.G. Contributions to the
mathematical theory of epidemics. *Royal Statistical Society
Journal*. **115**, pp.700-721 (1927).

Anderson, R. and May, R.M. Population biology of infectious
diseases, part I. *Nature* **280**, pp. 361-367 (1979).
*PRESENTATION BY BILL KOPPELMAN!*

**
October 31:
**

Mackey, M.C., Glass, L. Oscillation and Chaos in Physiological Control
Systems. *Science* Vol. 198. pp. 287-289. (1977).

Gurney, W.S.C., Blythe, S.P., and Nisbet, R.M. Nicholson's blowflies
revisited. *Nature* Vol. 287. pp. 17-21. (1980).
*PRESENTATION BY SARAH CLIFFORD and AARON McDONALD!*

**
November 14:
**

Armstrong, R.A. and McGehee, R. Competitive Exclusion
*The American Naturalist*. Vol. 115, No. 2. pp.151-169. (1980).

*PRESENTATION BY WILL NESSE!*

**
December 5:
**
TOPIC -- Chemical Kinetics

Pauling, L. (1935) The oxygen equilibrium of hemoglobin and tis structural
interpretation. * Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.* **21**, pp.186-191.

Monod, J, Wyman, J and Changeaux, J-P. (1965) On the nature of allosteric
transitions: a plausible model. *Journal of Molecular Biology.*
**12** pp. 88-118.

Hill

G. E. Briggs and J. B. S. Haldane (1925), A note on the kinetics of enzyme
action, Biochem. J., 19, 339-339. (and Keener exerpt)
*PRESENTATION BY COLBY TANNER and JOHN ZOBITZ!*

# JCII

**September
12: **
Adler, F.R. and Kotar, M. Departure time versus departure rate: How to
forage optimally when you are stupid. * Evolutionary Ecology
Research*. **1**, 411-421 (1999).

*PRESENTATION BY ROBERT* (don't call me Bobby) * THORN!*

**September 26: **
J.P. Keener. On cardiac arrhythmias: AV conduction
block. * J. Math. Biol.*, **12**:215-225. 1981

*PRESENTATION BY BETHANY* (hot tomatoes) * BRADFIELD!*

**October 10: **
Fogelson AL, and Kuharsky AL. Membrane Binding-site Density Can
Modulate Activation Thresholds in Enzyme Systems.
*J. theor. Biol.* ** 193**, pp. 1-18. (1998)

*PRESENTATION BY LIZ* (da bomb) * DOMAN!*

**
October 24:
**
P.C. Bressloff, J.D. Cowan, M. Goubitsky, P.J. Thomas and M.C.
Wiener. Geometric visual hallucinations, Euclidean symmetry and
the functional architecture of striate cortex. * Phil. Trans. R.
Soc. Lond. B *. Volume **356**, pp. 299-330 (2001).
*PRESENTATION BY SHAWN * (poopie) * HARRISON!*

**
November 7:
**
1) T.G. Liou, F.R. Adler, S.C. FitzSimmons, B.C. Cahill, J.R. Hibbs, and
B.C.
Marshall. Predictive 5-Year Survivorship Model of Cystic Fibrosis.
*American Journal of Epidemiology*. Vol. 153, No. 4, pp.345-352.
(2001).

2) T.G. Liou, F.R. Adler, B.C. Cahill,S.C.
FitzSimmons, D. Huang, J.R. Hibbs, and B.C.
Marshall. Survival Effect of Lung Transplantation Among Patients with
Cystic Fibrosis. *Journal of the American Medical Association*. Vol.
286, No. 21. pp. 2683-2689. (2001).
*PRESENTATION BY MEAGAN * (twinkle-toes) * McNULTY !*

**
November 21:
**
*PRESENTATION BY IULIA * (fabulous-fashion) * POSIRCA !*

December 5: Classes end