Biological Systems: Nonlinear Dynamics Approach

  • Jorge Carballido-Landeira
  • Bruno Escribano

Part of the SEMA SIMAI Springer Series book series (SEMA SIMAI, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Michael Stich, Carsten Beta
    Pages 1-17
  3. Angelina Peñaranda, Inma R. Cantalapiedra, Enrique Alvarez-Lacalle, Blas Echebarria
    Pages 19-37
  4. David Hochberg, Celia Blanco, Michael Stich
    Pages 39-57
  5. Daniel de Santos-Sierra, Inmaculada Leyva, Juan Antonio Almendral, Stefano Boccaletti, Irene Sendiña-Nadal
    Pages 59-85

About this book


This book collects recent advances in the field of nonlinear dynamics in biological systems. Focusing on medical applications as well as more fundamental questions in biochemistry, it presents recent findings in areas such as control in chemically driven reaction-diffusion systems, electrical wave propagation through heart tissue, neural network growth, chiral symmetry breaking in polymers and mechanochemical pattern formation in the cytoplasm, particularly in the context of cardiac cells.

It is a compilation of works, including contributions from international scientists who attended the “2nd BCAM Workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics in Biological Systems,” held at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao in September 2016. Embracing diverse disciplines and using multidisciplinary approaches – including theoretical concepts, simulations and experiments – these contributions highlight the nonlinear nature of biological systems in order to be able to reproduce their complex behavior. Edited by the conference organizers and featuring results that represent recent findings and not necessarily those presented at the conference, the book appeals to applied mathematicians, biophysicists and computational biologists.


Nonlinear Dynamics Heart dynamics Neural network growth Biochemistry Mechanochemical Biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jorge Carballido-Landeira
    • 1
  • Bruno Escribano
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OviedoOviedoSpain
  2. 2.Department of Modelling and Simulations in Life and Materials SciencesBasque Center for Applied MathematicsBilbaoSpain

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