Topological RNA Structures

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 10:15am - 11:05am
Keller 3-180
Christian Reidys (Syddansk Universitet (University of Southern Denmark))
In this talk we introduce the basic construction of topological RNA structures.
We introduce shapes and the associated shape polynomial and its connection to
RNA folding. We then establish the connection to unicellular maps and outline
the combinatorial constructions that facilitate genus induction. We furthermore
show applications of this framework to the uniform generation of RNA structures
of fixed topological genus and how to deal with RNA-RNA interaction structures.
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