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Part II: DNA Statistical Mechanics/DNA Dynamics

Saturday, September 15, 2007 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
EE/CS 3-180
David Swigon (University of Pittsburgh)

  • Worm-like chain model, ring closure, J factor

  • Statistical mechanics of DNA supercoiling

  • Monte Carlo simulations of DNA

  • DNA stretching

  • Extraction of sequence-dependent parameters from statistical
    ensembles

  • DNA denaturation, effect of topological constraints, role in
    transcription regulation

  • Probability of knotting and catenation, removal of
    knots/catenanes



DNA dynamics


  • Dynamics of supercoiling

  • Kinetics of site juxtaposition

  • DNA in microchannels and porous media


MSC Code: 
92D20
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