I am a PhD student of Dr. Dorothy Buck at Imperial College
Email: karin.valencia06 at imperial.ac.uk
My CV .
- DNA-protein Interactions
- Site-specific recombination
- Genome rearrangements in Ciliates
- 3-manifold topology
- Knot theory
- Dehn surgery
- Intrinsic knotting and linking of graphs
- Embedding graphs in surfaces
Current Members of the DNA Topology group at Imperial College
The Strange Case of Epigenetics, in page 16 of the Science Outreach Special of I, Science Magazine.
Brazilian Zoo Aims to Clone Endangered Species, in issue 23, page 7 of the I, Science Magazine. (Names of authors swapped with article on same page.)
How Close are We to Creating a Real Spider Man?, feature article in the online I, Science Magazine.
Robot Cheats at Rock-Paper-Scissors, article in Jump Mag
Knotty Developments with DNA, feature article in the online I, Science Magazine.
LMS Poincare Meeting Report , in the July 2012 LMS Newsletter.
The Cheating Powers of Green Tea , in issue 21, page 6 of the I, Science Magazine.
Volunteered to help run modules of the Teach Network Science to Teenagers at the University of Oxford.
Interview on recent results of genus of rigid-vertex graphs and applications to nuclei differentiation in ciliates.
Publications and Preprints
Genus Ranges of 4-Regular Rigid Vertex Graphs, a model of genome-wide rearrangement in ciliates, with Dorothy Buck, Egor Dolzhenko, Natasha Jonoska, and Masahico Saito, preprint. Interview explaining these results.
On Spatial Embeddings of Assembly Graphs, with Egor Dolzhenko, accepted in the peer reviewed Proceedings of the AMS Meeting on Discrete Topological Models in Molecular Biology, published by Springer Verlag.
A topological model of site-specific recombination that predicts the knot and link type of products, accepted in the peer reviewed Proceedings of Knots in Poland III.
Characterization of knots and links arising from site-specific recombination on twist knots, with Dorothy Buck, in
2011 J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 2011, 44 045002.
Predicting knot and catenane type of products of site-specific recombination on twist knot substrates, with Dorothy Buck, in JMB 2011, 411, 2, 350–367.
External seminars and invited talks
- Topological Aspects of DNA Function and Protein Folding, Cambridge,UK, September 3-7, 2012, poster
- AMS Special Session on Discrete Models in Molecular Biology, Tampa, USA, March 10-11, 2012 Talk title: An application of topology: investigating genome-wide rearrangements in ciliates
- Discrete and Topological Models in Molecular Biology, Tampa, USA, March 12-14, 2012 Talk title: Topological Characterization of Knots and Links Arising from Site-specific Recombination on Twist Knots
- LMS graduate student meeting, London, UK, November 2011 Talk title: An application of topology: investigating
programmed genome-wide rearrangements in ciliates
- Knots and Applications, Pisa, Italy, 2011. Talk title: Topological characterization of knots and links arising from site-specific recombination on twist knot substrates
- Topological Problems in Molecular Biology, Iowa City, USA, March 2011. Poster.
- Applied Topology Day, Oxford, England, February 2011. Talk title: The Topology of DNA-Protein Interactions
- Knots, Surfaces and Three-manifolds, Dublin, Ireland, 2010
- Knots in Poland III, Warsawa, Poland, 2010. Talk title:Characterization of Knots and Links Arising
from Site-specific Recombination on Twist Knots
- DNA Topology course, Okinawa, Japan, 2009
BioMathematics at Imperial,
Table of Knot Invariants,
The Knot Atlas,
Sketches of topology,
Low dimensional topology word press,
Ken Baker's Sketches of topology,
The New York Review of Books,
El Tiempo, Colombia,
Revista Semana, Colombia,
The New York Times,
My mother's dental clinic in London: Sonria Dental Clinic