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Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology

Darren J. Wilkinson
Publisher: 
Chapman & Hall/CRC
Publication Date: 
2012
Number of Pages: 
335
Format: 
Hardcover
Edition: 
2
Series: 
Chapman & Hall/CRC Mathematical and Computational Biology Series
Price: 
89.95
ISBN: 
9781439837726
Category: 
Textbook
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All Chapters include Exercises and Further Reading

Modelling and networks
Introduction to biological modelling
What is modelling?
Aims of modelling
Why is stochastic modelling necessary?
Chemical reactions
Modelling genetic and biochemical networks
Modelling higher-level systems

Representation of biochemical networks
Coupled chemical reactions
Graphical representations
Petri nets
Stochastic process algebras
Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML)
SBML-shorthand

Stochastic processes and simulation
Probability models
Probability
Discrete probability models
The discrete uniform distribution
The binomial distribution
The geometric distribution
The Poisson distribution
Continuous probability models
The uniform distribution
The exponential distribution
The normal/Gaussian distribution
The gamma distribution
Quantifying "noise"

Stochastic simulation
Introduction
Monte Carlo integration
Uniform random number generation
Transformation methods
Lookup methods
Rejection samplers
Importance resampling
The Poisson process
Using the statistical programming language, R
Analysis of simulation output

Markov processes
Introduction
Finite discrete time Markov chains
Markov chains with continuous state-space
Markov chains in continuous time
Diffusion processes

Stochastic chemical kinetics
Chemical and biochemical kinetics
Classical continuous deterministic chemical kinetics
Molecular approach to kinetics
Mass-action stochastic kinetics
The Gillespie algorithm
Stochastic Petri nets (SPNs)
Structuring stochastic simulation codes
Rate constant conversion
Kolmogorov’s equations and other analytic representations
Software for simulating stochastic kinetic networks

Case studies
Introduction
Dimerisation kinetics
Michaelis–Menten enzyme kinetics
An auto-regulatory genetic network
The lac operon

Beyond the Gillespie algorithm
Introduction
Exact simulation methods
Approximate simulation strategies
Hybrid simulation strategies

Bayesian inference
Bayesian inference and MCMC
Likelihood and Bayesian inference
The Gibbs sampler
The Metropolis–Hastings algorithm
Hybrid MCMC schemes
Metropolis–Hastings algorithms for Bayesian inference
Bayesian inference for latent variable models
Alternatives to MCMC

Inference for stochastic kinetic models
Introduction
Inference given complete data
Discrete-time observations of the system state
Diffusion approximations for inference
Likelihood-free methods
Network inference and model comparison

Conclusions
SBML Models
Auto-regulatory network
Lotka–Volterra reaction system
Dimerisation-kinetics model

References
Index

 


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