Nonlinear Biomedical Physics

Department of Physics

Dr Igor Kaufman

Igor Kaufman

I have been working at Lancaster University as programmer and physicist. I have been developing a number of scientific data acquisition systems used for analogue stochastic simulations (Lancsview), for low-temperature experiments and for cardio-vascular measurements (CardioView).

My current work and interests are related to self-consistent Brownian Dynamics simulations of ion permeation through the biological ion channels. Biological ion channels are natural nanotubes regulating the flow of ions across the membranes of all living cells. We try to improve the understanding of mechanisms of ion conductivity and selectivity using relatively simple electrostatics models of Gramicidin A, Calcium, Sodium and Potassium ion channels.

Self-consistent electrostatics of occupancy, conductivity and valence selectivity in Gramicidin-like ion channel