The reader is made confident using the various sources of help available in Matlab and online.
The book introduces ways in which Matlab is used in biological research other than data analysis.
With examples from the biological sciences.
The reader will understand the basic programming methods.
...and will learn to import and export data standard sets.
The reader will be able to manipulate the date and create plots.
...to use script files to group commands and create simple functions.
...use many of Matlab's in-built functions.
Cerian R. Webb: Cerian Webb graduated with a degree in pure Mathematics from the University of York, followed by an MSc in Mathematical Biology from the University of Dundee. She completed her PhD at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, modelling crop growth and disease dynamics. Cerian lectures on undergraduate courses in Mathematical Biology at the University of Cambridge and is a lecturer on the Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Course 'Mathematical Models for Infectious Disease Dynamics'. She regularly delivers a course on MATLAB for biologists through the University of Cambridge School of Biological Sciences Bioinformatics Training Facility. Cerian is currently a post-doctoral research associate in the Epidemiology and Modelling Group, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge and is the Associate Lecturer in Mathematical Biology at Newnham College, Cambridge. Mirela Domijan: Mirela Domijan completed her undergraduate and MPhil studies in Mathematics at the University of Waikato, her PhD at the University of Warwick and she held postdoctoral posts at Warwick and at the University of Cambridge. At present she is a lecturer in Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Liverpool. She has lectured courses in Mathematical Biology and Systems Biology and, during her time at the University of Cambridge, she taught MATLAB at the university's School of Biological Sciences Bioinformatics Training Facility. Her research focuses on application of mathematics to plant biology.