Molecular topology - Applying graph theory to health science

Series: 
School of Mathematics Colloquium
Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 11:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 269
,  
Miguel Hernández University, Spain
Molecular topology is an application of graph theory to fields like chemistry, biology and pharmacology, in which the molecular structure matters. Its scope is the topological characterization of molecules by means of numerical invariants, called topological indices, which are the main ingredient of the molecular topological models. These models have been instrumental in the discovery of new applications of naturally occurring molecules, as well as in the design of synthetic molecules with specific chemical, biological or pharmacological properties. The talk will focus on pharmacological applications.