Lulu Qian

Research Interestsfull version

Engineering molecular systems with intelligent behaviors – at the basic level, such as recognizing molecular events from the environment, processing information, making decisions and taking actions; at the advanced level, such as learning and evolving – to explore the principles of molecular programs that nature creates, to embed control within biochemical systems that directly interact with molecules, and eventually, to re-create artificial molecular programs that approach the complexity and sophistication of life itself.

Education and Academic Positions

Postdoctoral Scholar in Bioengineering
California Institute of Technology (Jan 2008 – present)
Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (Sep 2004 – Nov 2007)
Thesis: Molecular computing and nanotechnology based on DNA self-assembly
B.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering
Southeast University, China (Sep 1998 – Jun 2002)

Selected Academic Talks

[1] University of Oxford, Physics (Oxford, UK, Jul 2011).
[2] Conference on the Foundations of Nanoscience (Snowbird, Apr 2011).
[3] Conference on Unconventional Computation (Tokyo, Japan, Jun 2010).
[4] Institute of Biological Engineering Conference (Cambridge, Mar 2010).
[5] University of Minnesota, Electronic & Computer Engineering (Minneapolis, Jan 2010).
[6] University of British Columbia, Computer Science (Vancouver, Dec 2009).
[7] Boise State University, Materials Science & Engineering (Boise, Sep 2009).
[8] DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (Fayetteville, Jun 2009).