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1999 Fall Central Sectional Meeting
Austin, TX, October 8-10, 1999
Meeting #948

Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu

Special Session on DNA Topology

  • Friday October 8, 1999, 4:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
    Special Session on DNA Topology, I

    Room 4.102, Robert Lee Moore Hall
    Organizers:
    Isabel K. Darcy, University of Texas, Austin darcy@math.utexas.edu
    Makkuni Jayaram, Univeristy of Texas, Austin jayaram@intron.icmb.utexas.edu

    • 4:00 p.m.
      On the elastic stability of configurations of knotted and unknotted miniplasmids.
      Bernard D Coleman*, Rutgers University
      David Swigon, Rutgers University
      (948-74-140)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      On minimum elastic energy configurations of torus knots.
      David Swigon*, Rutgers University
      Bernard D Coleman, Rutgers University
      (948-74-141)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Biology and Physics of DNA Knots.
      Andrzej Stasiak*, Universite de Lausanne
      (948-92-264)
    • 6:00 p.m.
      Moving knots with obstacles.
      Kenneth Hunt, Dept. Computer Science, UW-La Crosse
      Jonathan Simon*, University of Iowa
      (948-92-266)
    • 6:30 p.m.
      Notions of writhing and linking density for closed, circular DNA.
      David C Miller*, William Paterson University
      Craig J Benham, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
      (948-92-182)
  • Saturday October 9, 1999, 9:00 a.m.-11:20 a.m.
    Special Session on DNA Topology, II

    Room 4.102, Robert Lee Moore Hall
    Organizers:
    Isabel K. Darcy, University of Texas, Austin darcy@math.utexas.edu
    Makkuni Jayaram, Univeristy of Texas, Austin jayaram@intron.icmb.utexas.edu

    • 9:00 a.m.
      Chirality of knots and links.
      Corinne Cerf*, Universit\'e Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
      (948-57-50)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Topological Symmetry Groups of Embedded Graphs.
      Erica L Flapan*, Pomona College
      David L Li, Stanford University
      (948-92-167)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Self-Assembling Graphs with DNA molecules.
      Nata\v sa Jonoska*, University of South Florida
      (948-68-143)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Characterizing DNA knots from bacteriophage P4.
      Francisco J Arsuaga*, Mathematics Department, Florida State University
      Carles Rojals, Department of Molecular Biology, I.B.M.B. - C.S.I.C.
      Maria E Vazquez, Mathematics Department, Florida State University
      Sonia Trigueros, Department of Molecular Biology,I.B.M.B. - C.S.I.C.
      Joaquim Roca, Department of Molecular Biology, I.B.M.B. - C.S.I.C.
      De Witt L Sumners, Mathematics Department, Florida State University
      (948-92-95)
    • 11:00 a.m.
      Knotting under Spatial Constraints.
      Kenneth C Millett*, University of California
      (948-57-235)
  • Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.-6:20 p.m.
    Special Session on DNA Topology, III

    Room 4.102, Robert Lee Moore Hall
    Organizers:
    Isabel K. Darcy, University of Texas, Austin darcy@math.utexas.edu
    Makkuni Jayaram, Univeristy of Texas, Austin jayaram@intron.icmb.utexas.edu

    • 3:00 p.m.
      Introduction to DNA Recombination.
      De Witt Sumners*, Florida State University
      (948-92-349)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      Topology of Xer recombination at {\it psi}.
      Sean D Colloms*, Biochemistry, University of Oxford
      (948-92-284)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Tangle Analysis of Xer Site-Specific Recombination.
      Maria Elena Vazquez*, Mathematics Department, Florida State University
      De Witt Sumners, Mathematics Department, Florida State University
      (948-92-88)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      DNA Structure and Topology in FLP Site-specific Recombination.
      Stephen D Levene*, University of Texas at Dallas
      Kenneth E Huffman, University of Texas at Dallas
      (948-92-273)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Topological investigations of Flp site-specific recombination.
      Ian Grainge*, University of Texas at Austin
      Dorothy Buck, University of Texas at Austin
      Makkuni Jayaram, University of Texas at Austin
      (948-92-164)
    • 5:30 p.m.
      Coordination of bilateral cleavage of DNA four-way junctions by resolving enzymes.
      David MJ Lilley*, University of Dundee
      Jon M Fogg, University of Dundee
      Mark Schofield, University of Dundee
      (948-92-130)
    • 6:00 p.m.
      The Double Helix Knot.
      Louis H Kauffman*, Univ of Illinois at Chicago
      (948-57-97)
  • Sunday October 10, 1999, 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Special Session on DNA Topology, IV

    Room 4.102, Robert Lee Moore Hall
    Organizers:
    Isabel K. Darcy, University of Texas, Austin darcy@math.utexas.edu
    Makkuni Jayaram, Univeristy of Texas, Austin jayaram@intron.icmb.utexas.edu

    • 10:00 a.m.
      Simplification of DNA Topology by Type II Topoisomerases.
      Alexander V Vologodskii*, New York University
      (948-92-293)
    • 11:00 a.m.
      A three DNA-segment recognition model of type II topoisomerases.
      Joaquim Roca*, IBMB - CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
      (948-92-102)
    • 11:30 a.m.
      Effect of DNA topology on E. coli DNA topoisomerase IV.
      Richard W. Deibler, Baylor College of Medicine
      Sonia R. Rahmati, Baylor College of Medicine
      Lynn Zechiedrich*, Baylor College of Medicine
      (948-92-149)
    • 12:00 p.m.
      Topoisomerase IV is the Main Unknotting Enzyme in Escherichia coli.
      Richard W Deibler*, Baylor College of Medicine
      Lynn Zechiedrich, Baylor College of Medicine
      (948-92-160)
    • 12:30 p.m.
      Discussion of open problems at the interface of mathematics and molecular biology.
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