Knotted DNA: Mathematical Models and Biological Consequences

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Keller 3-180
Dorothy Buck (Imperial College London)
We'll discuss recent work on knotted and linked DNA molecules. Using several case studies as examples, we'll consider the topological techniques used to model the processes that knot and link DNA. We'll explore the biological ramifications of DNA knotting and linking, and how the results of these topological models can inform experimentalists.