Special session on topology, geometry and combinatorics of biopolymers

Keynote speakers:

  •   Mark Segal (University of California San Francisco) “3D Genome Reconstruction: How and Why”
  •   Tetsuo Deguchi (Ochanomizu University) “Knot Probability of DNA knots and the effective diameter of DNA”



  • Andrew Francis (University of Western Sydney) “Spot the odd one out: Affine symmetric groups, coloured diagram algebras and bacterial genome evolution”
  • Jin Yu (Beijing Computational Science Research Center) “Coordination and control of motor-driven viral DNA packaging”
  • Kai Ishihara (Yamaguchi University) “Unknotting operations of 2-bridge knots and lattice polygons in tube”
  • Koya Shimokawa (Saitama University) “Site-specific recombination modeled as a band surgery”
  • Richard Brak (University of Melbourne) “Universal Embedded Bijections for the Catalan Family”


Organisers :

  • Javier Arsuaga (University of California Davis)
  • Koya Shimokawa (Saitama University)
  • Mariel Vazquez (University of California Davis)