An Isaac Newton Institute Workshop

Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Interacting Particle Systems

Applications of nonequilibrium model in biological systems

7th April 2006

Author: Kafri, Y (Technion, Israel)

Abstract

There are many biological functions that involve movement of motors along a filament or polymeric molecule. The motors use chemical energy to propel themselves along the track. The description of these systems is in many cases done using models of driven systems. The lectures will give an introduction to molecular motors discussing their use in biological systems and the experiments which study them. Then several application of models of driven systems in the interpretation of experiments will be reviewed.