A mathematical model of digestion in the colon

11 Jul 2018, 16:00
New Law School/--107 (University of Sydney)

New Law School/--107

University of Sydney

Oral Presentation Minisymposium: Transport Phenomena in Biological Processes Transport phenomena in biological processes


Arun Moorthy (National Institute of Standards and Technology)


The relationship between gut microbiota and health has been of keen interest for the past several years. The physical inaccessibility of the colon makes alternative research approaches a valuable addition to the clinical research done in this area. In this seminar, we discuss the compuGUT - a numerical simulation tool for studying anaerobic digestion and physiology in the colon. The underlying mathematical model is a system of partial differential equations with stiff, non-linear source terms. Our discussion will focus on the construction of the model, with additional discussion of the numerical implementation and applications of the software tool.

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Arun Moorthy (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

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