General Diffusion in Biological Environments

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 9:00am - 9:50am
Lind 305
Chun Liu (Illinois Institute of Technology)
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.