Workshop on "DNA knots"

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 8:00pm to Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 8:00pm

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".

Centro di Ricerca Matematica "Ennio De Giorgi", Collegio Puteano, Piazza dei Cavalieri 3, 56124 PISA, Italy