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NREUP 2007

East Tennessee State University

Title: Biomolecular Graphs

Director(s): Debra Knisley

Email: knisleyd@etsu.edu

Dates of Program: May 16 - June 26, 2007

Summary: Historically, chemists have used graphs to model molecules. With the advent of the computer, graph theory became the mainstay of theoretical computer science since graphs are utilized as models of data structures. In this workshop we return to the idea of graphs as a tool to model molecules; however we focus on the molecules of living organisms such as secondary RNA and protein structures and tertiary protein structures. We combine the techniques of classical chemical graph theory with the more modern graph-theoretical analysis of discrete structures.

For more information, visit the workshop webpage at http://www.etsu.edu/math/knisleyd/dknisley.htm.

Student Researchers Supported by MAA:

  • Steve Patton - Kentucky State University
  • Leonard Roberts - Kentucky State University
  • Adnan Mohamed - East Tennessee State University
  • Duran Williams - Kentucky State University

Program Contacts:

Bill Hawkins
MAA SUMMA
bhawkins@maa.org
202-319-8473

Michael Pearson
MAA Programs & Services
pearson@maa.org
202-319-8470

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