Computer Simulations of Chromatin in Yeast - Generating nucleosome contact maps using nucleosome positions in simple model simulations

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Computer Simulations of Chromatin in Yeast - Generating nucleosome contact maps using nucleosome positions in simple model simulations

  • Event time: 1:00pm until 2:00pm
  • Event date: 5th February 2018
  • Speaker: (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

Information about nucleosomes and their positions along the DNA strand have been known for some time and their influence on gene expression by occupying or vacating transcription start sites has been also studied extensively. In my studies I am looking at new data which takes into account the 3-dimensional structure of the DNA fibre and the interactions of the nucleosomes. We are hoping to use simple model simulations to gain some insights into how the nucleosomes influence the 3D structure of the DNA strand and how their position along the strand might influence compaction and transcription.

About Condensed Matter lunchtime seminars

This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..

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