Applied Mathematics Seminar: General Diffusion in Biological Environments

Seminar | April 19 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Chun Liu, Penn State University

 Department of Mathematics

Almost all biological activities involve transport and distribution of ions and charged particles. The complicated coupling and competition between different ionic solutions in various biological environments give the intricate specificity and selectivity in these systems. In this talk, I will introduce several extended general diffusion systems motivated by the study of ion channels and ionic solutions in biological cells. In particular, I will focus on the interactions between different species, the boundary effects and in many cases, the thermal effects.