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RNA Seminar day: "Computational Models for RNA Structures"

What Social Event
When 2010-09-01
from 14:30 to 18:00
Where Trottier Building, Room 1100 and 3120
Contact Name Jerome Waldispuhl
Contact Email
Contact Phone 514-398-5018
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Synopsis: Ribonucleic acids (RNAs) have emerged as one of the most important biomolecules, playing key roles in various aspects of the gene transcription and regulation processes. To achieve their functions, RNAs use sophisticated structures which are determined by their sequences. The development of sound theoretical models is required to analyze and predict these structures. The talks of this seminar series aim to provide a fresh and comprehensive overview of the most recent and innovative frameworks developed in this field.

Audience: This symposium is intended for mathematics, physics and computer science researchers, grad students and senior undergrads interested in the developement and application of mathematical and computational methods to structural biology. Biologists and biochemists interested in the most recent frameworks developed for RNA structures are also encouraged to attend. The biological background necessary for the understanding of the talks will be provided during the seminars.


  • Alain Denise, Computer Science Department, University of Paris Sud 11, Orsay, France. "Counting RNA pseudoknotted structures"
  • Francois Major, Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer and Computer Science Department, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada. "Changes in topological isomeric space correlate with microRNA maturation efficiency"
  • Henri Orland, Theoretical Physics Institute, French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission, Saclay, France. "A topological classification of RNA folds"
  • Yann Ponty, Computer Science Department, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France. "Extending the hypergraphs analogy for RNA dynamic programming"

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