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.
Read more and submit abstract at the E-MRS Symposium page.
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 will unveil 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 will also announce the winner of the first round who will present their winning idea which addressed “Encoding and decoding of information from cytoskeletal filaments for parallel computing”. Read more
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?
Photo: Anja Upmeier
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)