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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Seminar Archives

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Biomathematics Seminar: A matter of life or death: modelling DNA damage and repair in cells

Presented by Alessandro Moura, University of Aberdeen

26 May 2009 14:15 in CM221


The genetic material in living cells is constantly subject to damage by
a variety of agents, including ultra-violet light, toxic chemicals and
ionizing radiation. As a result, cells have evolved complex mechanisms
to efficiently repair damaged DNA. We will present a simple mathematical
model which captures the most relevant aspects of this process, and
which reveals many surprising and counter-intuitive dynamical features

Contact j.r.parker@durham.ac.uk or b.m.a.g.piette@durham.ac.uk or anne.taormina@durham.ac.uk for more information