A single-stranded architecture for cotranscriptional folding of RNA nanostructures

AFM images of purified ssRNA tile architecture [C. Geary, P. W. K. Rothemund, E. S. Andersen, Science, 345, 799-804 (2014)]

Ebbe Sloth Andersen

Assistant Professor
iNANO, Aarhus University

Dynamic DNA devices and assemblies formed by shape-complementary, non-base pairing 3D components

Negative-stain TEM micrographs of reversible non-base pairing multistate DNA devices with arbitrary shapes [T. Gerling, K. F. Wagenbauer, A. M. Neuer, H. Dietz, Science, 347, 1446-1452 (2015)]

Hendrik Dietz

Department of Physics
Technical University Munich

DNA rendering of polyhedral meshes at the nanoscale

Negative-stain dry-state TEM micrographs of 3D meshes rendered in DNA [E. Benson, A. Mohammed, J. Gardell, S. Masich, E. Czieler, P. Orponen, B. Högberg, Nature, 523, 441-444 (2015)]

Björn Högberg

Associate Professor
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

A DNA-based system for selecting and displaying the combined result of two input variables

Two input DNA strands X and Y (for example, 1 and 2) are converted into a digital presentation of the result.

[H. Liu, J. Wang, S. Song, C. Fan, K. V. Gothelf, Nature Communications, 6, 10089 (2015)]

Kurt Vesterager Gothelf

EbbeSlothAndersen DNA Devices BjörnHögberg KurtVesteragerGothelf


Future Conferences

The 22nd international Meeting on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany

September 4-8, 2016

Important deadlines:

Full paper (track A) and extended abstract (track B) submission: April 01, 2016 
Notification of paper acceptance: May 16, 2016 
Revised manuscripts due: June 12, 2016 
Poster (track C) submission: June 14, 2016 
Notification of poster acceptance: July 01, 2016 
Early registration deadline: July 17, 2016  


See the conference webpage ( for further information

Latest Meetings

Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO16)

The 13th Annual Conference on Foundations of Nanoscience: Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices

Snowbird Cliff Lodge, Snowbird, Utah, USA (20 miles from Salt Lake International Airport).

April 11-14, 2016

Important deadlines (follow link):

See the Conference Webpage and hotel accommodations.


FNANO is a yearly conference on foundations of nanoscience, maintaining the highest scientific standards. Self-assembly is the central theme of the conference. Topics include self-assembled architectures and devices, at scales ranging from nano-scale to meso-scale. Methodologies include both experimental as well as theoretical approaches. The conference spans many traditional disciplines including chemistry, biochemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics, and various engineering disciplines including MEMS.


The 21st international Meeting on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming

Wyss Instute, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

August 17- August 21, 2015

Important deadlines:

Paper/presentation submission deadline: March 22, 2015

Notification of acceptance: May 8, 2015

Poster submission deadline: May 15 2015

Revised manuscripts due: May 28, 2015

Early registration deadline: June 15, 2015

Poster acceptance notification: June 25, 2015

See the conference webpage ( for further information



Highlights from DNA21 can be seen by clicking here

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 advancing the engineering and science of biology and chemistry from the point of view of computer science, physics, and mathematics. Continuing this tradition, the 21st International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA21), under the auspices of the International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering (ISNSCE), will focus on the most recent experimental and theoretical results that promise the greatest impact.





Earlier Conferences

FNANO16, April 11 - April 14, 2016, Snowbird, Utah, USA

DNA21, August 17 - August 21, 2015, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

FNANO15, April 13 - April 16, 2015, Snowbird, Utah, USA

DNA20, September 22 - September 25, 2014, Kyoto University, Japan

FNANO14, April 14 - April 17, 2014, Snowbird, Utah, USA

DNA19, September 22 - September 27, 2013, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

FNANO13, April 15 - April 18, 2013, Snowbird, Utah, USA

DNA18, August 14 - August 17, 2012, Aarhus University, Denmark

FNANO12, April 16 - April 19, 2012, Snowbird, Utah, USA

DNA17, September 19 - September 23, 2011, California Institute of Technology, California, USA

FNANO11, April 11 - April 15 2011, Snowbird, Utah, USA

DNA16, June 14 - June 17, 2010, Hong Kong, China

FNANO10, April 27 - April 30, 2010, Snowbird, Utah, USA

DNA15, June 8 - June 11, 2009, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

FNANO09, April 20 - April 24, 2009, Snowbird, Utah, USA

DNA14, June 2 - June 9, 2008, Prague, Czech Republic

FNANO08, April 22 - April 25, 2008, Snowbird, Utah, USA

DNA13, June 4 - June 8, 2007, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

FNANO07, April 18 - April 21, 2007, Snowbird, Utah, USA

DNA12, June 5 - June 9, 2006, Seoul, South Korea

FNANO06, April 23 - April 27, 2006, Snowbird, Utah, USA

DNA11, June 6 - June 9, 2005, London, Ontario, Canada

FNANO05, April 24 - April 28, 2005, Snowbird, Utah, USA

DNA10, June 7 - June 10, 2004, Milan, Italy

FNANO04, April 21 - April 23, 2004, Snowbird, Utah, USA

DNA9, June 1 - June 3, 2003, Madison, Wisconcin, USA

DNA8, June 10 - June 13, 2002, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

DNA7, June 10 - June 13, 2001, Tampa, Florida, USA

DNA6, June 13 - June 17, 2000, Leiden, The Netherlands

DNA5, June 14 - June 15, 1999, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA

DNA4, June 15 - June 19, 1998, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

DNA3, June 23 - June 25, 1997, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

DNA2, June 10 - June 12, 1996, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA

DNA1, April 4, 1995, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA