Introduction to stochastic processes in biophysics

Time and place: mondays 16:00-18:00  in E2.6 Room E.04 / thursdays 12:00-14:00 in E2.6 Room 4.18
Starting: 3 Nov 2016
HISLSF-Nr: 99565
Lecturer: Dr. Reza Shaebani


  • The lecture will start November 3rd at 12 o’clock in room 4.18


In these lectures, we introduce the fundamental concepts of stochastic processes and explore some of the related phenomena in biological environments. The aim is to help students broaden their skills to develop physical models for stochastic processes in biological systems and beyond.


  • Introduction to stochastic processes
  • Transport processes in biological systems
  • First passage times
  • Exclusion processes
  • Aggregation, fragmentation, and coarsening mechanisms
  • Population dynamics
  • Gene expression and regulatory networks
  • Structure and dynamics of complex networks
  • Self-organization in cells and reaction-diffusion models
  • Stochastic ion channels