DIMACS/PMMB/MBBC Workshop on DNA Topology II

April 3-4, 1997
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Organizers:
Wilma Olson (Chair), Rutgers University, olson@rutchem.rutgers.edu
Bernard Coleman, Rutgers University, bcoleman@stokes.rutgers.edu
Tamar Schlick, NYU, schlick@nyu.ed
Irwin Tobias, Rutgers University, tobias@rutchem.rutgers.edu
Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Year in Mathematical Support of Molecular Biology.

Workshop Goals:

A workshop designed to reach a diverse audience of biologists-biochemists and mathematicians-biophysicists will be held at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey as part of its Special Year on Mathematical Support for Molecular Biology. The Workshop is jointly sponsored by DIMACS (The Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science at Rutgers), PMMB (The Program on Mathematics and Molecular Biology based at University of California, Berkeley), and MBBC (The Center for Molecular Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at Rutgers). The topics of the Workshop will include the energetics and dynamics of supercoiled and knotted DNA and the effects of protein activity-binding and primary base sequence on DNA structure and topology.
Specific topics include:

Publication:

Biophysical Journal has agreed to publish a special issue of refereed papers presented at the meeting. Many excellent papers dealing with DNA Topology have appeared in the journal in the past 1-2 years.

Financial Support:

National Science Foundation support to DIMACS and PMMB is available to cover partial travel and living expenses of interested young scientists. For information regarding travel support please contact Sarah Kozak, kozak@rutchem.rutgers.edu.

Logistics:

Further information on registration, accommodations, and travel is available at the following Web site: http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/TopologyII/index.html. Additional queries can be sent electronically to molbiophys@rutchem.rutgers.edu.

Invited Speakers/Discussion Leaders:

We especially welcome presentations by new and recent Ph.D.'s, women, and underrepresented minorities. A poster session of contributed work will be held on April 3.

Sponsors:

DIMACS (The Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science at Rutgers) and PMMB (The Program on Mathematics and Molecular Biology based at Berkeley) receive NSF support to help develop and populate the interface between the mathematical-physical sciences and molecular biology. MBBC (The Center for Molecular Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at Rutgers), which is funded by grants from the NIH and HHMI, provides a focus for scholarly activities at the interface of the biological and physical sciences at Rutgers and coordinates a general academic program for graduate and undergraduate students.

Biophysical Journal

"Biophysical Journal has agreed to publish a special issue of refereed papers presented at the meeting. Many excellent papers dealing with DNA Topology have appeared in the journal in the past 1-2 years. The address of the journal link is: http://www.biophysics.org/biophys/info/insttoau.htm
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