molpigs, The Molecular Programming Interest Group, is an international group of researchers interested in topics such as molecular programming, DNA computing, and other aspects of biomolecular nanotechnology. We host regular seminars, poster sessions, journal clubs, send out newsletters, and host a forum for discussion and fostering collaboration.
Hello and welcome back to the molpigs newsletter!
We’re excited to tell you that we have now formed the first molpigs committee, and all of us are looking forward to helping bring our community together! More information to come in the next couple weeks. In the meantime, there is only one more day to register for DNA26, and plenty of space left, so if you’ve been sitting on the fence then now’s the perfect chance to jump off and register (particularly as the registration fee is so low this year due to The Happening). Lastly we’re still looking for people to share their work for our October/November schedule so if there’s something you missed out on submitting to DNA26 that you’re burning to get into the open, or even if it’s just something small that you think more people should know about, please do let us know!
- DNA26: Last chance to register! (deadline Wednesday, 9 September)
- Interested in presenting a talk, virtual poster, journal club, etc for molpigs?
1. DNA26: Last chance to register! (deadline Wednesday, 9 September)
The 26th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming
Register online by this Wednesday (9 September) for the 26th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA26). The event will include live and pre-recorded content from speakers and poster presenters as well as interactive Q&A sessions.
Research in DNA computing and molecular programming draws together mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, biology, and nanotechnology to address the analysis, design, and synthesis of information-based molecular systems. This annual meeting is the premier forum where scientists with diverse backgrounds come together with the common purpose of applying principles and tools from these disciplines to advance molecular-scale engineering and biology. The 26th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA26), organized under the auspices of the International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering (ISNSCE), will focus on the most important recent experimental and theoretical results.
- Andrew Phillips, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK;
- Andrew Turberfield, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, UK
- Tom de Greef, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Marta Kwiatkowska, University of Oxford, UK
- Jérôme Leroux, Université de Bordeaux, France
- Ard Louis, University of Oxford, UK
- Damien Woods, Maynooth University, Ireland
- Niles Pierce, California Institute of Technology, USA - Winner of the Rozenberg Tulip Award in DNA Computing
- Full fee: £40 ($53)
- Student fee: £25 ($33)
- Registration deadline: Wed 9 September
Conference: Mon 14 September – Thu 17 September
Timezone Times Oxford GMT+1 0900 - 1900 UTC GMT+0 0800 - 1800 West Coast GMT-7 0100 - 1100 East Coast GMT-4 0400 - 1500 China GMT+8 1600 - 0200 Sydney GMT+10 1800 - 0400
2. Interested in presenting a talk, virtual poster, journal club, etc for molpigs?
Please send us an email at
contributions AT <this domain> if you have an idea for
- a talk for our seminar series,
- a poster for our poster sessions,
- a paper you’d like to present at our journal clubs,
- an announcement for our newsletter,
- or anything else!
This is not a hard commitment, so even if you’re not sure at this point please don’t hesitate to register your interest!