Mathematical Biology seminar

Sam Isaacson
Math Department, University of Utah
The reaction-diffusion master equation and spatially continuous stochastic reaction-diffusion models
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
3:05pm in LCB 215

Abstract: We will present several mathematical models for studying reaction-diffusion processes wherein both noise in the chemical reaction process and diffusion of individual molecules may be important. In particular, we will examine the relation between the reaction-diffusion master equation model of spatially distributed stochastic chemical kinetics and models that track individual particles. Our analysis will demonstrate the importance of modeling point binding, equivalently binding to a small target, in understanding the reaction-diffusion master equation.