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Mathematical Methods for DNA Dynamics - MMxDD  

Formulation and study of mesoscopic models for DNA dynamics


DNA, nonlinear dynamics, solitons


G. Derks and G. Gaeta: ``A minimal model of DNA dynamics in interaction with RNA-Polymerase'',
Physica D, 240 (2011), 1805-1817

M. Cadoni, R. De Leo, S. Demelio and G. Gaeta, ``Propagation of twist solitons in real DNA chains'',
J. Nonlin. Math. Phys. 17 (2010),  557-569

M. Cadoni, R. De Leo, S. Demelio and G. Gaeta, Nonlinear  torsional dynamics of macromolecules: from DNA to polyethylene, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics 43 (2008), 1094-1107

G. Gaeta and L. Venier, Solitary waves in twist-opening models  of DNA dynamics,  Physical Review E 78 (2008), 011901 (9pp)

M. Cadoni, R. De Leo and G. Gaeta, A composite model  for DNA torsion dynamics,  Physical Review E 75 (2007), 021919



Members from the Department of Mathematics
Giuseppe GAETA    info

Mariano CADONI

Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Cagliari 
Roberto DE LEODipartimento di Matematica, Università di Cagliari 
Gianne DERKSDepartment of Mathematics, University of Surrey 
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