DNA29 - Tohoku University, Sendai
DNA29 - Groupphoto


The Meeting

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 29th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA29), 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.

The LIPIcs proceedings

Poster Instruction

NOTICE: Poster sessions have been updated so that students and postdocs eligible for poster awards will present their posters in poster sessions 1 and 2 (08/15/2023).

Link to Poster Sessions Page.

The size of the panel is 1,660mm (H) x 1,130mm (W).
Please prepare your poster within this range.


Registration opens for all participants.

Molecular Cybenetics Jounalist in Residence Special Session (Sep 15, 13:30-15:00)

"When science meets headline"
In the past few decades, complicity between science and media has deepened. Science has been required from society to produce more useful and profitable outcomes, leading each University and Institutes to exaggerate the fruits of their labor through press releases, and the media is trying to sell those unpopular science topics in this changing media environment. In this session, we will have two guest speakers involved in this transitioning science-media relationship.
The first speaker is Motoko Kakubayashi, a press officer at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo. She will talk about challenges of making and disseminating press releases about science while balancing various stakeholders.
The second speaker, Ryoma Komiyama, will talk from the other side. He is a science journalist and one of the top data journalists at the Asahi-Shimbun, a leading newspaper company in Japan, which is also facing the current media turmoil.
Based on their lectures, we will discuss with the audience the ideal future media distribution of scientific information, and the role that researchers should play in it.

13:30-13:40 Mikihito Tanaka
Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
Introduction: "Medialization of Science in Japan"

13:40-14:05 Motoko Kakubayashi
Kavli IPMU,The University of Tokyo
"Press Officers rising to become Science Communicators"

14:05-14:30 Ryoma Komiyama
The Asahi Shimbun
"How Science Writers Work"

14:30-15:00 Open Discussion

Travel Information

Solicitation for Papers

Download of Third Call for Papers

Papers and presentations are sought in all areas that relate to biomolecular computing, including, but not restricted to: algorithms and models for computation on biomolecular systems; computational processes in vitro and in vivo; molecular switches, gates, devices, and circuits; molecular folding and self-assembly of nanostructures; analysis and theoretical models of laboratory techniques; molecular motors and molecular robotics; information storage; studies of fault-tolerance and error correction; software tools for analysis, simulation, and design; synthetic biology and in vitro evolution; applications in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine.

Key Dates

Full paper (track A) and abstract (track B) submission      May 10, 2023 (11:59PM AoE)      Closed

Notification of paper acceptance                                                June 19, 2023

Poster (track C) submission                                                June 30, 2023 (11:59PM AoE)     Closed

Revised track A manuscripts due                                                July 3, 2023

Notification of poster acceptance                                                 July 24, 2023

Early bird registration deadline                                                    July 10, 2023

Registration deadline (late registration available)                          August 1, 2023

Conference                                                                             Sept. 11-15, 2023

Note that submission deadlines are given in the AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time zone (UTC-12).

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration Rates (Applies to those who register by July 10th)

Student fee ;    30,000 JPY

Regular fee ;    60,000 JPY

Regular Registration Rates (Applies to those who register by August 1st after July 11th)

Student fee ;    35,000 JPY

Regular fee ;    70,000 JPY

Last Minute Registration Rates (Applies to those who register after August 2nd)

Student fee ;    40,000 JPY

Regular fee ;    80,000 JPY

Registration payment must be made in Japanese yen.

The registration webpage will appear in April.


The 29th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming is held on September 11-15, 2023 at Sakura Hall (E01) in Katahira Campus of Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.

About 15 minutes walk from the Sendai Station west exit.

By bus :
Catch a bus from platform 11 at the west entrance in front of Sendai Station.
bound for the"Miyagi University of Education / Aobadai" or "Dobutsukoen Circle via Aoba-dori" get off at "Aoba dori ichibancho 1-A". Approx. a 5 min ride, 10 min walk from the bus stop.

Invited Speakers

The Winner of the Rozenberg Tulip Award in DNA Computing Georg Seelig (University of Washington)