Theory Lunch this week

April 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

DNA as a universal substrate for chemical kinetics

27 Apr 2012, 12:00-1:30 pm, Warren Alpert 563, HMS

Erik Winfree
Computer Science, Computation
and Neural Systems & Bioengineering
Caltech

Abstract
Formal chemical reaction networks (CRNs) provide an elegant standard language for describing and analyzing well-mixed systems of interacting particles. Taking a complementary approach, I will discuss recent work showing how CRNs can be used prescriptively, rather than descriptively, as a programming language for creating complex nucleic acid systems.

References

D Soloveichik, G Seelig, E Winfree (2010) DNA as a universal substrate for chemical kinetics, PNAS 107:5393-8

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