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IMA Annual Program Year Workshop
Mathematics of DNA Structure, Function, and Interactions
September 16-21, 2007

Craig John Benham Mathematics, University of California, Davis
Stephen Harvey Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wilma K. Olson Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University
De Witt L. Sumners Mathematics, Florida State University
David Swigon Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh

Cellular DNA is a long, thread-like molecule with remarkably complex topology. Enzymes that manipulate and control the geometry and topology of cellular DNA perform many important cellular processes, including segregation of daughter chromosomes, gene regulation, DNA repair, and generation of antibody diversity. This workshop will concentrate on the role of modern mathematics in elucidating the relationship between DNA structure and function.