There is strong evidence that the presence of knots, links, and graphs in proteins provide functional advantages. Consequently, it is of interest to understand how proteins fold into knotted conformations. In this talk, I will discuss methods of knot theory that have been applied to study proteins. In particular, I will reference work with Isabel Darcy and Garrett Jones where we analyzed knots that are related by local moves that arise in the folding pathway of DehI protein.
Math Bio Seminar
Friday, August 25
To join remotely, email Eleni Panagiotou for Zoom link.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Arizona State University