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This project has received funding from the European Union’s

Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 732482.

Call: FETPROACT-2016; Type of Action: RIA (Research and Innovation Action)

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Molecules that Count


Sächsische Forscher entwickeln Computer aus Schweine-Hirn


Bio-computer op basis van moleculaire motoren


Bio-computer op basis van moleculaire motoren

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Molekulare motorbetriebene Bio-Computer



Fraunhofer entwickelt molekular betriebenen Bio-Computer (in German)


Biological supercomputers to be powered by molecular motors

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Bio schlägt Quanten: Revolutionäre Biomolekül-Computer schlagen Superrechner

Funding to build molecular biocomputers

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The EU Horizon 2020 has launched Bio4Comp, a five-year €6.1M project to build more powerful and safer biocomputers that could outperform quantum computing

EU-Projekt Bio4Comp will molekulare motorbetriebene Bio-Computer entwickeln

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Molekulare motorbetriebene Bio-Computer

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Molekulare motorbetriebene Bio-Computer

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Molekulare motorbetriebene Bio-Computer

TU Dresden: Forschungsprojekt zu molekularen motorbetriebenen Bio-Computern gestartet

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Molekulare motorbetriebene Bio-Computer

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Molecular motor-powered biocomputers


Biological supercomputers to be powered by molecular motors

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Molekulare motorbetriebene Bio-Computer

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Launch of a five-year, 6.1 million euros EU-Horizon 2020 project that aims to build a new type of powerful computer based on biomolecules Das it-Business Portal

Skapar parallelldatorer med nanoteknikens hjälp

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Molecular motor-powered biocomputers

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Molekulare motorbetriebene Bio-Computer

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Today’s computers use vast amounts of electric power – so much so that the inability to cool the processors actually hampers the development of more powerful computers. In addition, they cannot do two things at the same time, which affects the processing speed needed.

The EU is now funding a large project that aims to develop technology for an extremely powerful computer based on highly efficient molecular motors. The motors will use a fraction of the energy of existing computers, and will be able to tackle problems where many solutions need to be explored simultaneously.

The project is lead by Heiner Linke from NanoLund, runs from 2017-2021 and is funded by Horizon 2020.


SMART>SOS is a video and sound installation revealing the new paradigm of computation based on the research performed in Bio4Comp. Follow the realization of this exciting artwork at imachination projects.

This co-production with the artist Tim Otto Roth was possible thanks to the VERTIGO-project. This initiative facilitates cooperation between artists and research projects within information and computation technologies. The proposal SMART>SOS by Tim Otto Roth has been selected by an international jury of experts for cooperation with Bio4Comp.


The addition of sound and the use of the Bio4Comp technology in an artistic  way adds a new dimension to biocom-putation which makes the computa-tional processes visually and acousti-cally tangible. The work with the artist during phase one of the project, inspired the researchers to new insights.

The premiere of the final artwork will take place in the context of an exhibi-tion at IRCAM/Centre Pompidou in Paris in Mid June 2018.

Below, the artist Tim Otto Roth presents the speaker/lighting combination for the project partners from IRCAM and Bio4Comp


Barcoding of microtubules:

Chaudhuri et al. (2018).

Nano Lett. 18, 1, 117-123


Barcoding of actin filaments:

By: Kumar and Månsson (2017)

Biotechnol Adv. 35, 7, 867-888

Improved guiding of microtubules

By: Reuther et al. (2017)

Nano Lett. 17, 9, 5699-5705

Increasing microtubule charge

By: Chaudhuri et al. (2017)

Bioconjugate Chem. 28, 4, 918-922

SMART>SOS a music automaton based on the principles of network-based biocomputation Spherical Image - RICOH THETA
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