Topological Methods in the Analysis of Biological Data

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Keller 3-180
F. Javier Arsuaga (San Francisco State University)
In this introductory talk I will explain some of the topological tools that we are using to analyze data obtained in molecular biology and genomics experiments. The first part of my talk will be devoted to present well established applications of knot theory to the analysis of 3D DNA structure. In the second half of my talk, I will introduce our homology methods for the analysis of copy number and gene expression data in cancer.