Workshop on "DNA knots"
Viruses pack DNA very tightly in capsids; upon release and circularization in the globular phase, the DNA knots produced can inform about the packing geometry. DNA is also packed very tightly in eukaryotic chromosomes, and some DNA knotting and linking may be present in the chromosome organization. This workshop will have talks discussing various aspects of DNA knotting and the relationship of knotting to biological understanding. This event is part of the intensive research period "Knots and Applications".