Erik's Molecular Computation page:

Some people who have published on molecular computation

There's been a recent wave of interest in using small molecules, such as DNA, as the basis for new computing devices. Len Adleman (Science, Nov 11, 1994) sparked things off. A number of people have joined the fray since. Here's a very non-inclusive list:

Most everyone above was at the DIMACS Mini-workshop on DNA-Based Computers, held at Princeton, NJ on April 4, 1995. Articles based on the talks there have been collected into hardbound proceedings. The 2nd Annual Workshop on DNA Based Computers was held in June 1996, where 20 papers will be presented. Some other people with interest in the field:

As I said, this list is non-inclusive... a few more authors & papers are listed in the 20 papers presented at the 2nd Annual Workshop on DNA Based Computers. Ray Dassen also has a bibliography online (also in a searchable format).

The 3rd Annual Workshop on DNA Based Computers was held at the University of Pennsylvania in June, 1997. A few highlights from people not previously mentioned...

Here's a random assortment of people / labs who do somewhat related work: Takashi Yokomori (genome analysis, inductive inference, & formal languages), Masami Hagiya (proofs, programs, & biology), Weizmann Institute of Science, Foundations of CS, Bob Austin at Princeton studies biophysics of DNA & stuff. Tom Knight at MIT has some thoughts on "microbial engineering". Cristian Calude studies AIT. Michael Groves thinks about molecular electronic circuits. Marcelo Magnasco of the Rockefeller Institute takes a physics approach to chemical computation.

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