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Workshop “New Directions In Biocomputation"

12.09.2017 (Tuesday) - 13.09.2017 (Wednesday) , 11:52 - 11:52
Vienna House QF Hotel , Neumarkt 1 , 01067 Dresden

This workshop is organized in the context of the 5-year EU Horizon 2020 project Bio4Comp (http://bio4comp.org) that aims to develop network-based computing, and to build a strong research community around this challenge. In this approach, combinatorial problems are encoded into nanofabricated networks and solved by large numbers of molecular-motor-propelled protein filaments in so called network-based biocomputation. The realisation of this approach requires the solution to many challenges, ranging from new mathematical approaches via nanofabrication to single-molecule detection and optimisation of molecular motors. In this workshop, experts of quantum- and DNA computing and molecular motor-powered, network-based computing will join forces to develop new directions in biocomputation.

Workshop scope

  • Approaches to bio- and parallel computing
  • Implementation of efficient algorithms
  • Efficient encoding and readout of large amounts of information into (biological) computing agents
  • Single-molecule sensing and detection
  • Fabrication and scale-up of computing devices

Invited Speakers

Zev Bryant (Stanford University, USA)

Beáta Bugyi (University of Pécs, Hungary)

Irene Fernandez-Cuesta (Univ. Hamburg, Germany)

Adam Micolich (UNSW, Australia)

Dan Nicolau Sr. (McGill University, Canada)

Francis Woodhouse (University of Cambridge)

Yoshihisa Yamamoto (Stanford University, USA)

Boyan Yordanov (Microsoft Research, UK)

Participation in the workshop is free of charge (including catering) and a number of poster abstracts (deadline 31 July 2017) will be selected for oral presentation. Registration is needed. More information about the workshop: http://bio4comp.org/workshop/index.html

Please feel free to forward this information to interested colleagues.

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