Space-filling curves and DNA

Study level

Honours

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Professor Kevin Burrage
Position
Professor of Computational Maths
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Dr Pamela Burrage
Position
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty

Overview

Space-filling curves are examples of fractals, with perhaps the most famous being Hilbert's curve. This project explores the nature of space-filling curves as realistic models for the folding of DNA in the nucleus of a cell.

The project also explore the  use of linear algebra techniques in trying to capture essential structural components of space-filling curves, and attempt to relate these ideas to experiments involving chromatin conformation capture in three-dimensional space.

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