General Diffusion in Biological Environments

PDE Seminar
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 15:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
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.