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New Textbook on Metabolic Control Analysis

New Textbook Published I am pleased to announce the publication of my new textbook: Introduction to Metabolic Control Analysis   “This book is an introduction to control in biochemical pathways. It introduces students to some of the most important concepts … Continue reading

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Repeatable, Reproducible [and Replictable]

There appears to be great confusion in the scientific and social sciences communities on the meaning of words related to certain aspects of the scientific method. The ArXiv paper by Lorena Barba “Terminologies for Reproducible Research” highlights the confused state … Continue reading

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How to do a simple parameter scan using Tellurium

A common task in modeling is to see how a parameter influences a model’s dynamics. For example, consider a simple two reaction pathway: -> S1 -> where the first reaction has a fixed input of vo and the second reaction … Continue reading

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How to plot a grid of phase plots using Tellurium

Let’s say we have a chemical network model where the species oscillate and you’d like to plot every combination of these on a grid. If so, then this code might be of help.

This code will generate: Here is … Continue reading

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A look at the Euler’s number: e

I’ve never particularly liked the way , Euler’s number, is introduced in textbooks. Most approaches give me a very limited intuitive feel for what actually is. Modern textbooks appear to use one of four common ways to introduce e, and … Continue reading

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Smallest Chemical Reactions Systems that is Bistable

A while back Thomas Wilhelm, published a paper that described the smallest chemical network that could display bistability. The paper that describes this result is: Wilhelm, T. (2009). The smallest chemical reaction system with bistability. BMC systems biology, 3(1), 90. … Continue reading

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Smallest Chemical Reaction System with Hopf Bifurcation

A while back Wilhelm, and Heinrich published a paper that described the smallest chemical network that could display a Hopf bifurcation. That is, the chemical species oscillated. The paper that describes this result is: Wilhelm, Thomas, and Reinhart Heinrich. “Smallest … Continue reading

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C Based Reduce Row Echelon Code

I recently needed some code to compute the reduced row echelon of a matrix. Applications such as Matlab, Mathematics, sympy and R support this functionality out of the box. Libraries such as LAPACK do not, including the linear algebra package … Continue reading

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Plotting Bar graph of Species Concentrations in Tellurium

I had a model with 27 flaoting species and I wanted to plot the steady state concentrations on a histogram where the labels were the names of the different species. Here is a general purpose script that will do that: … Continue reading

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Multilayered Cascade using TikZ

A summer student working in my lab, Ming Hong Lui from Hong Kong University (HKUST), worked on the perturbation analysis of signaling cascades and in his writeup he use TikZ to draw a nice cascade diagram which I present here. … Continue reading

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