DNA 30

Johns Hopkins University

September 16-20, 2024

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 30th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA30), 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.


Poster Instruction

For authors interested in presenting their work only in the poster session, including research or projects of interest to the conference community. The abstract submission will be submitted electronically via EasyChair following the instructions and link at the conference web page. All poster submissions should be in PDF format and conform to the following guidelines:

The total length of the abstract should not exceed 1 page (11 point type, single spaced, 1 inch margins).

The one-page abstract should describe the primary results and their importance.

At the discretion of the PC, a small number of high-quality posters may be selected for short (10 minute) presentations at the conference. For consideration, optional supporting documentation is strongly encouraged to be submitted in addition to the one-page abstract.

Student Registration Fee Waiver

NSF Travel Awards are availble, click here for more information.


Student/Post Doc Earlybird Registration (expires July 30, 2024) $465 

Student/Post Doc Regular Registration  $515 


General Registration $615


All registrations include ISNSCE Membership Dues.

Solicitation 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.


Submit Papers Here


Key Dates

Full paper (track A) and extended abstract (track B) submission: May 6, 2024

Notification of paper acceptance: July 1, 2024

Revised manuscripts due: July 15, 2024

Poster (track C) submission: July 8, 2024

Notification of poster acceptance: July 22, 2024

Early registration deadline: July 30, 2024 

Conference: September 16-20, 2024




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Conference Venue

The Scott-Bates Commons Conference Center, Baltimore, MD- 

Venue Location + Transportation

3301 North Charles Street,

Baltimore, Maryland 21218-2684


Nearby International Airport

Baltimore Washington International – 30 minutes


Ground Transportation 



App-based ride services pick up and drop off passengers along the outer curb of the Departures/Upper Level between Doors #5-12. Crosswalks leading to the outer curb are located near Doors 5, 8 and 12.


There are other options available from BWI but rideshare apps are usually the most economical, you can learn about other options here.


Train Transportation

Amtrak- Baltimore Penn Station


Invited Speakers

Julius B. Lucks

Professor Chemical and Biological Engineering

Northwestern University

Clifford P. Brangwynne

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Princeton University

Andrea Liu

Theoretical Soft and Living Matter Physicist

Kate Adamala

McKnight Land Grant Assistant Professor

University of Minnesota

Thomas Ouldridge

Imperial College London