lipid membranes

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 11:30am - 12:20pm
Prashant Purohit (University of Pennsylvania)
Biological macromolecules are often charged and perform their functions in ionic environments. For this reason the mechanical and electrostatic behavior of macromolecules are connected. In this talk we will shed light on the interplay of mechanics and electrostatics of rod-like macromolecules and cells. In the first part of the talk we will study the deformations of a cell constrained between two plates and subject to a change in potential difference across its membrane.
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