Protein Diffusion on Cell Membranes.

Speaker: 

Aaron Kaw

Affiliation: 

UNSW Mathematics and Statistics

Date: 

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 3:30pm

Venue: 

OMB-G31, Old Main Building

Abstract: 

The identification of a dominant mode in the delivery of proteins to a cell's membrane can strongly suggest the processes taking place throughout the cell, with particular regard to energy and resource expenditures. The limited resolution in current experimental and observational methods obscures the visual differences between the two. By solving the diffusion equation on various manifolds, I model the delivery process and identify key dynamical features that may provide distinctions between the delivery modes in the laboratory setting

Aaron is an Applied Mathematics Honours student working with Adelle Coster and Bill McLean.