Margherita Maria Ferrari
- University of South Florida
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
The purpose of these lectures is twofold. On one hand, we want to highlight how classical notions in combinatorics are applied to advance our understanding of biological/chemical processes. On the other hand, we want to show that such processes lead to new mathematical objects and drive new areas of research.
We will give the biological background for DNA self-assembly and DNA recombination processes, as well as RNA structure formation. We will provide the combinatorial tools, mainly graph-theoretic approaches, to model and analyze such problems, and discuss some open questions related to these models.