Topology in Molecular Biology

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Michael I. Monastyrsky
Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Oct 23, 2006 - Science - 238 pages
The book presents a class of new results in molecular biology for which topological methods and ideas are important. These include: the large-scale conformation properties of DNA; computational methods (Monte Carlo) allowing the simulation of large-scale properties of DNA; the tangle model of DNA recombination and other applications of Knot theory; dynamics of supercoiled DNA and biocatalitic properties of DNA; the structure of proteins; and other very recent problems in molecular biology. The text also provides a short course of modern topology intended for the broad audience of biologists and physicists. The authors are renowned specialists in their fields and some of the new results presented here are documented for the first time in monographic form.

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About the author (2006)

M.Monastyrsky is a professor of mathematics and theoretical physics
at the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics,Moscow,Russia,
graduated the mathematical department of Moscow state university(1967),
author of numerous papers in diferent fields of mathematics and
theoretical physics including the monograph :Topology in Gauge Fields
and Condensed Matter (Plenum,1993 ) and two other books:Riemann,Topology
Physics,Birkhauser,Boston,1999 ,2nd ed. and Modern mathematics in the
light of Fields medals,AKPeters,1997.I gave invited plenary talks on
many conferences and was the visiting professor of many universities
and institutes including IAS(Princeton),Harvard,Princeton and Yale
Universities (USA),Cambridge and Oxford Universities (Great Britain),
IHES and Universite de Paris (France).

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