Permutations in Bioinformatics
IBM TJ Watson Research Center & Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New
In this talk we will exploit mathematical permutations, along with their own elegant
structures, by applying them
to some problems arising naturally in the area of
computational biology. In particular, we will discuss the problem of common gene
clusters across species, phylogeny within populations, and the task of modeling complex
control of transcription via motifs.
In each of the cases we identify the underlying
mathematical problems and show some promising results of applying the proposed
solutions to biological data.