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  1. Applications of Knot Theory: Using Knot Theory to Unravel Biochemistry Mysteries

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Speakers: Candice Price (United States Military Academy)

    Although knots have been used since the dawn of humanity, the mathematical study of knots is only a little over 100 years old. Not only has knot theory grown theoretically, the fields of physics, chemistry and molecular biology have provided many applications of mathematical knots. In this talk, I provide an overview of some connections between knot theory and DNA-protein interaction, outlining specifics of the biological mechanisms of DNA replication while providing an overview of related knot invariants.

    Created on Jun 29, 2016 03:49 PM PDT