Presenter Instructions

Please find below further information on your presentation at the 27th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA27).

Your presentation can be delivered live or pre-recorded with live Q&A. If you choose a live presentation, you may also upload a recorded talk as a backup.

Presentations have been scheduled for 60 minutes (50 minutes + 10 minutes for questions) for keynote talks, 25 minutes (20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions) for Track A and Track B talks, and 15 minutes (12 minutes + 3 minutes for questions) for Track C talks. Please ensure that you keep within the time allotted as timings will be regulated by the session chairs.

Instructions for pre-recording and uploading your content
  • Please record your content using the software of your choosing, making sure that you time your presentation to match the time allocated. We recommend using Zoom to create a local recording, which is available free of charge and works on most platforms. You are also welcome to use an alternative such as PowerPoint or any other suitable technology. If you are unable to record your content, please contact to arrange to record your presentation in Zoom at a convenient time.
  • Once your presentation is recorded, please login to the Teams site and upload your presentation to the appropriate channel. Keynote speakers should use the Keynote Presentations channel, while contributing speakers should use the Speaker channel labelled with the day and time of your session, e.g. Speaker Monday AM. This can be done by clicking on the channel name in the list of channels on the left hand side of the screen, and then selecting the Files tab and clicking the Upload button. Note that these channels are private and only available to other speakers. The Keynote Presentations channel is only visible to keynote speakers, while the speaker channels are only visible to other speakers in the same session. If you would prefer to upload your presentation to a private channel available only to you, or need any assistance with uploading your presentation recording, please email
  • During your allocated time slot, the presentation will be played locally by the conference organisers. Please ensure you are online during this time. You may also choose to answer any questions which arrive into the live chat while your talk is playing. You will also have the opportunity to answer questions in a live session immediately after your talk, which will be facilitated by the chairperson assigned to your session.

Instructions for delivering content live
  • Please prepare your presentation keeping to the time allocated.
  • During your presentation you will be asked to share your screen with your slides. We also recommend turning on your video camera. If you are using software that enables presenter notes and you have a set up with two screens, you may wish to share one screen with your slides and use the other screen to refer to your presenter notes.
  • Please also upload your slides to the Teams site using the upload instructions described above at least 48 hours before your talk. Alternatively, please email a copy of your slides to by Wednesday, 8 September. Your slides will only be used as a backup in the case of poor connection, in which case the conference organisers will share your slides and advance them on your behalf.
  • After the presentation you will have the opportunity to verbally answer written questions received from participants via the chat and to answer live questions from participants via video. This will be facilitated by the chairperson assigned to your session.

The sessions will be recorded and we intend to make presentations available after the event to all participants. If you do not want your presentation recorded or shared, please email  In the meantime, please do login and familiarise yourself with the Teams site once you have been granted access.


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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