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Oriented skein relation and a biological application


Speaker: Candice Price, University of Iowa
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Tue, Oct 4 2011, 3:10PM

My research area is DNA topology which uses topology to study the conformation of DNA-protein interactions. This talk will focus on dissertation work which uses the skein triple to understand the interaction of DNA with two types of proteins: topoisomerases and site-specific recombinases. I will also discuss a biological application of this work called difference topology.