IWBDA 2017: 9th International Workshop on Bio-Design Automation, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

9th International Workshop on Bio-Design Automation


IWBDA 2017 will be held in Pittsburgh, PA! August 8-10, 2017


About IWBDA

The Ninth International Workshop on Bio-Design Automation (IWBDA) will bring together researchers from the synthetic biology, systems biology, and design automation communities to discuss concepts, methodologies and software tools for the computational analysis and synthesis of biological systems.

The field of synthetic biology, still in its early stages, has largely been driven by experimental expertise, and much of its success can be attributed to the skill of the researchers in specific domains of biology. There has been a concerted effort to assemble repositories of standardized components; however, creating and integrating synthetic components remains an ad hoc process. Inspired by these challenges, the field has seen a proliferation of efforts to create computer-aided design tools addressing synthetic biology's specific design needs, many drawing on prior expertise from the electronic design automation (EDA) community.

The IWBDA offers a forum for cross-disciplinary discussion, with the aim of seeding and fostering collaboration between the biological and the design automation research communities.

IWBDA is organized by the non-profit Bio-Design Automation Consortium (BDAC). BDAC is an officially recognized 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

Topics of interest include:


BDAthlon Competition

BDAthlon is a programming contest, in which teams are given a set of programming challenges and then work to solve these challenges as teams. The first BDAthlon was held at IWBDA 2016 in Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. The second BDAthlon will be held August 8, 2017.

Teams are composed of 2-3 people. Preference is given to graduate students but postdoctoral and undergraduate student members can be permitted.


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Organizing Committee

Contact us at: iwbda-exec AT lists.bio-design-automation.org


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