Thursday July 28/8:00


Dynamics of the Repeated Structures of the Genome

Sponsored by Society for Mathematical Biology Many important biological phenomena are caused by gene amplification, expansion of arrays of DNA repeats and other related processes. Resistance of cancer cells to chemotherapy, evolution of gene families and hereditary diseases are some important examples. The dynamics of these phenomena has been modeled using stochastic processes and simulation programs. The speakers in this minisymposium will present a range of approaches including construction of mathematical models of dynamics, detection of repeats and other structures in the data, and optimal control of amplification processes. Organizer: Marek Kimmel Rice University