**Additional authors**: Margherita Maria Ferrari - University of Manitoba; Nataša Jonoska - University of South Florida; Masahico Saito - University of South Florida.

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Brutus Buckeye Room (#3044) in The Ohio Union

# Algebra, Combinatorics, and Topology in Modern Biology

#### Thursday, July 20 at 10:30am

Room assignment: Brutus Buckeye Room (#3044) in The Ohio Union.

**Organizers:**

#### Daniel A. Cruz,Margherita Maria Ferrari

**Description**:

Over the last several years, research at the interface of mathematics and biology has proven to be a powerful catalyst for advancing each of the individual fields by yielding new tools, discoveries, and open questions. In particular, techniques from algebra, combinatorics, topology, and related areas have complemented more mainstream approaches in mathematical biology while becoming natural tools for understanding biological structures and interactions. This mini-symposium will focus on recent developments and open problems in algebra, combinatorics, and topology inspired by and/or applied to biological processes. Specific topics include DNA assembly and recombination, biopolymer structure analysis, and phylogenetics, among others. Our intention is not only to facilitate discussion and collaboration but also to promote inclusivity within the associated research communities. As such, we have invited a diverse group of junior and senior speakers with complementary expertise which includes a significant number of women mathematicians.

#### Lina Fajardo Gomez

*University of South Florida (Mathematics)*

###### "Homology for Directed Graphs with Applications to DNA Recombination"

#### Puttipong Pongtanapaisan

*Arizona State University (Mathematics and statistics)*

###### "On the scarcity of split links spanning a lattice tube"

**Additional authors**: Jeremy Eng (Saskatchewan Polytechnic); Rob Scharein (Hypnagogic Software); Chris Soteros (University of Saskatchewan)

#### Caitlin Lienkaemper

*Boston University (Department of Mathematics and Statistics)*

###### "Combinatorial coexpression in mosquito olfaction"

**Additional authors**: Gabriel Koch Ocker, Meg A. Younger

#### Radmila Sazdanovic

*NC State University (Mathematics)*

###### "Categorified chromosome aberration model"

**Additional authors**: J. Arsuaga, S. Ardanza-Trevijano

#### Margherita Maria Ferrari

*University of Manitoba (Department of Mathematics)*