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Mathematics of DNA Structure, Function and Interactions

  • Craig John Benham
  • Stephen Harvey
  • Wilma K. Olson
  • De Witt Sumners
  • David Swigon


  • Timely volume on mathematics of DNA structure

  • Color images throughout

Conference proceedings

Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications book series (IMA, volume 150)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Stephen D. Levene, Lynn Zechiedrich
    Pages 1-5
  3. Laura Finzi
    Pages 53-71
  4. Jonathan M. Fogg, Daniel J. Catanese Jr, Graham L. Randall, Michelle C. Swick, Lynn Zechiedrich
    Pages 73-121
  5. Lin Han, Bertrand H. Lui, Seth Blumberg, John F. Beausang, Philip C. Nelson, Rob Phillips
    Pages 123-138
  6. Makkuni Jayaram, Rasika Harshey
    Pages 139-158
  7. Jason D. Kahn, James R. Jenssen, Vasavi Vittal
    Pages 159-175
  8. Soojeong Kim, Isabel K. Darcy
    Pages 177-194
  9. David M.J. Lilley
    Pages 213-224
  10. Andrei Sivolob, Christophe Lavelle, Ariel Prunell
    Pages 251-291
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 1-8

About these proceedings


Propelled by the success of the sequencing of the human and many related genomes, molecular and cellular biology has delivered significant scientific breakthroughs. Mathematics (broadly defined) continues to play a major role in this effort, helping to discover the secrets of life by working collaboratively with bench biologists, chemists and physicists. Because of its outstanding record of interdisciplinary research and training, the IMA was an ideal venue for the 2007-2008 IMA thematic year on Mathematics of Molecular and Cellular Biology. The kickoff event for this thematic year was a tutorial on
Mathematics of Nucleic Acids, followed by the workshop Mathematics of Molecular and Cellular Biology, held September 15--21 at the IMA. This volume is dedicated to the memory of Nicholas R. Cozzarelli, a dynamic leader who fostered research and training at the interface between mathematics and molecular biology.  It contains a personal remembrance of Nick Cozzarelli, plus 15 papers contributed by workshop speakers. The papers give and overview of state-of-the-art mathematical approaches to the understanding of DNA structure and function, and the interaction of DNA with proteins that mediate vital
life processes. 


DNA Function Interactions Mathematics Regulation Structure linear optimization statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Craig John Benham
    • 1
  • Stephen Harvey
    • 2
  • Wilma K. Olson
    • 3
  • De Witt Sumners
    • 4
  • David Swigon
    • 5
  1. 1.Dept. Pharmacology & Genome CenterUniversity of California, DavisDavisUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Chemistry & BiochemistryGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Dept. Chemistry & Chemical BiologyRutgers State University of New JerseyPiscatawayUSA
  4. 4.Dept. MathematicsFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  5. 5.Dept. MathematicsUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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