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STC for Quantitative Cell Biology Seminar: Massimiliano Esposito

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
STC for Quantitative Cell Biology Seminar Series
Location
Beckman Institute Room 3269 (3rd floor tower room)
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Feb 26, 2024   3:00 pm  
Speaker
Massimiliano Esposito, University of Luxembourg
Contact
Lisa Johnson
E-Mail
lisa3@illinois.edu
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Beckman Institute Calendar (internal events only)

Massimiliano Esposito, University of Luxembourg, will lecture on "Nonequilibrium thermodynamics of chemical reaction networks and bioenergetics."

Abstract: I will start by introducing the fundamentals of thermodynamics of open chemical reaction networks (CRNs) and discuss how this theory can be used to assess the energetic cost of various biologically relevant operations. I will then present a circuit theory of CRNs which, like electrical circuit theory, can be used to describe complex CRNs in terms of modules characterized by the chemical analogues of a current-voltage characteristics and of Kirchhoff current and voltage laws. Energy transduction in central metabolism will be discussed as an application.


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