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The E-MRS spring meeting 2020 is cancelled. The organizers will try to have the same symposium 2021 instead: 

Symposium: Biocomputation: materials, algorithms, devices and fabrication

at the E-MRS Spring meeting, postponed until 2021

A key advantage of biocomputation is the potential for much-improved energy efficiency compared to both traditional, digital transistor technology and – probably – quantum computation. However, progress in bio- and bio-inspired computation is critically dependent on the development of new materials and fabrication technologies, and requires an interdisciplinary approach engaging materials science, computer science, biophysics, cognitive science, micro- and nanofabrication, sensing, electronics and photonics. By inviting key scientists active in biocomputation in these different areas, the symposium will offer an overview of the latest advances in materials research at an international level and of relevant interdisciplinary research in both fundamental and applied areas.

Showcase your work! Share the spotlight along with eminent speakers, offering diverse perspectives from different fields.

E-MRS Biocomputation Symposium page

Past Events

Announcement webinar 24/09/2019; Graphics: Trust-IT Services
Announcment of webinar 03/09/2019; Graphics: Trust-IT Services

Are you a researcher in the biocomputing field? Get recognised for your work and learn more about the €5,000 Bio4Comp Open Innovation Award in our webinar on 24 Sept. 2019, 11:00-12:15 CEST.

During the webinar, we unveiled the 2nd Call for Applications, the new topic and the mechanics of the awarding where the new winning idea will win €5,000.

The webinar also announced the winner of the first round who presented their winning idea which addressed “Encoding and decoding of information from cytoskeletal filaments for parallel computing”.

Imagine a high-performance computing cluster that runs on a few kilograms of biochemical fuel instead of megawatts of electrical power. This may sound like science fiction now, but in principle, it is actually possible, thanks to network-based biocomputing.

But how can bio-molecules perform mathematical calculations?

This was the topic of the webinar "Counting molecules -  How the biololecular motors of our cells power etremely energy-efficient network-based biocompueters" that was held on 3 September 2019.  The speakers were Till Korten and Cordula Reuther from TU Dresden and Roman Lyttleton, Lund University, experts in biophysics and nanotechnology.



see scope, speaker information and download abstract booklet on the workshop page

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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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