General Diffusion in Biological Environments

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:00am - 10:50am
Lind 305
Chun Liu (The Pennsylvania State University)
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.