DNA29 - Tohoku University, Sendai


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.

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)

Revised track A manuscripts due                                                July 3, 2023

Notification of poster acceptance                                                 July 24, 2023

Early bird registration deadline                                                    June 24, 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 June 24th)

Student fee ;    30,000 JPY

Regular fee ;    60,000 JPY

Regular Registration Rates (Applies to those who register by August 1st after June 25th)

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 registration site for DNA29 will be open in early June.
The following two hotels can be reserved and paid for on that site.

1. Sendai Kokusai Hotel (Standard Single JPY 13500 per night)

2. Hotel Bel Air Sendai (Standard Single JPY 9500 per night)

We have reserved 20 rooms for each hotel.
There are many hotels in Sendai, so please make your own reservations for other hotels.

JTB Sendai Branch can help you with your domestic travel.
Please contact at dna29@jtb.com if you would like to make arrangements for train tickets, hotel reservations, etc.


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.
Link to Interactive Map

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)