My undergraduate studies were in the area of applied mathematics and statistics and I am interested in doing postgraduate studies in the area of mathematical biology. But when I looked into different courses offered by universities, there are so many other areas that look similar to mathematical biology. It would be a great help if someone can clarify the difference between mathematical biology, systems biology, bioinformatics, and synthetic biology.
- Which are more extensively related to biology?
- Which are more suited for a background in applied mathematics and statistics?
- Does systems biology require engineering knowledge and could it be pursued with applied-mathematics knowledge.
- What are the differences between systems biology and synthetic biology?