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Knotted DNA: mathematical models and biological consequences

Dr Dorothy Buck ( Department of Mathematics, 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.



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