Due to continued travel restrictions and uncertainty due to the pandemic, the local organizers have decided that the DNA27 conference will be run fully online, following the model of the previous DNA26 conference. All talks will be recorded and there will be online poster 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 of computer science, physics, chemistry and mathematics to advance molecular-scale engineering and biology. The 27th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA 27), 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.


Congratulations to our winners!

  • Best student/postdoc poster award : for a poster whose lead author(s) is a student or postdoc at the time of submission
    Chemical-to-mechanical molecular computation using DNA-based motors with onboard logic
    Selma Piranej, Alisina Bazrafshan and Khalid Salaita.

  • Best student presentation award : for a talk from Track A and B whose presenter is a student and a lead author on the paper at the time of submission. 
    ENSnano: a 3D modeling software for DNA nanostructures
    Nicolas Levy and Nicolas Schabanel.

  • People's choice award. Best student presentation award across all tracks
    Development of a Robust, Highly Processive and Fast DNA Origami Rotary Motor, Monitored by Defocused Imaging of Gold Nanorods.
    Haggai Shapira, Breveruos Sheheade, Samrat Basak, Ofir Perel, Mary Popov, Meitar Uralevich, Ahmad Rabia and Eyal Nir. 

  • Best student paper award : for a Track A paper whose lead author(s) is a student at the time of submission.
    ENSnano: a 3D modeling software for DNA nanostructures
    Nicolas Levy and Nicolas Schabanel

Key dates

Full paper (track A) and abstract (track B) submission
14 May 2021 (11:59PM AoE)

Poster (track C) submission                                                
8 July 2021 (11:59PM AoE)

Registration deadline
3 September 2021 (11:59PM AoE)

See the full list of key dates


Sponsored by the International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering, Department of Physics at the University of Oxford, Microsoft Research and Institute of Physics

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