One of major focuses of biological
science in the 21st century
will be a transition from phenomenological to quantitative models. Numerous
opportunities have emerged for mathematically driven advances in biological
research. This workshop will focus on
the application of persistent homology and computational topology for
biomolecules. It will be held at Michigan
State University, East Lansing, USA on October 18, 2014.
This workshop will feature leading experts on
topological modeling and computation of molecular biosciences from around
the globe, and bring together a
number of distinguished researchers from mathematics, biology and
computer sciences. It will involve advanced graduate students and recent PhD's.
This workshop intends to provide a
forum for exchanging ideas and disseminating results in modeling and
computation and foster the interaction and collaboration between
mathematicians and scientists from other disciplines.
Themes of this workshop will include but not
limited to: 1) Topological modeling of proteins, DNAs, RNAs, multiprotein complexes, subcellular structures and
organelles; 2) Geometric modeling, computation and analysis of
macromolecules; 3) Molecular topological fingerprint of proteins, DNAs and
RNAs; 4) Topology-function relationship of biomolecules and
application in drug design. All mathematical approaches, including topology,
algebra, geometry, partial differential equation, analysis, combinatory,
and multiscale and stochastic analysis, are appropriate.