Topology of the biomolecular world

July 24 to July 28, 2017

at the

American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, California

organized by

Gunnar Carlsson and Guowei Wei

Original Announcement

This workshop will be devoted to topological modeling and analysis of biomolecules. A major feature of life sciences in the 21st century is their transformation from phenomenological and descriptive disciplines to quantitative and predictive ones. Revolutionary opportunities have emerged for mathematically driven advances in biological research. However, the emergence of excessive complexity in self-organizing biological systems poses fundamental challenges to their quantitative description. Dealing with the connectivity and transformation of different components in a space, topology provides a dramatic simplification of biomolecular data and sheds light on drug design, protein folding, organelle function, signaling, gene regulation networks and topology-function relationship.

Our goal will be to make further advances in these directions, with three main topics.

Material from the workshop

A list of participants.

The workshop schedule.

A report on the workshop activities.