Recent results in chemical reaction network theory and applications in cell biology

Gheorghe Craciun
Mathematics and Biomolecular Chemistry, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison

(February 6, 2003 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Recent results in chemical reaction network theory and applications in cell biology

Abstract

We describe the general setting for chemical reaction network theory based on mass-action kinetics. Recent methods are able to draw conclusions about the dynamics of the chemical composition, even in the absence of specific information about the reaction rate parameters. We present some of these methods and connections to cell and molecular biology.