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CADMAD 30M meeting

7-8 October 2013

European Centre for Living Technology


CADMAD aims at achieving a foundational breakthrough in the way computers and computer-aided design and manufacturing is employed in DNA-based research and development, making a radically new use of information technologies in biology and biotechnology.

CADMAD's vision is to replace the labour-intensive one-DNA-molecule-at-a-time processing carried out today by tens of thousands of skilled wet-lab workers around the world, by high-throughput computer-aided design and manufacturing of DNA. Computed-aided design and manufacturing of semiconductor chips has enabled the computer revolution, the Internet revolution, and the mobile phone revolution. Computer-aided design and manufacturing of DNA may similarly enable a revolution in biology and biotechnology.

CADMAD's objective is to help realize this vision by advancing the development and application of a high-throughput CAD/CAM system for DNA to a level where it is demonstrably superior to conventional methods for DNA processing.


Weizmann Institute of Science:

  • Prof. Ehud Shapiro
  • Dr. Tuval Ben Yehezkel
  • Tzipy Marx
  • Ofir Raz
  • Ehud Magal
  • Raphael Cohen
  • Daniela Simenski

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB):

  • John McCaskill
  • Antonio Minero
  • Uwe Tangen

University of Nottingham:

  • Prof. Natalio Krasnogor
  • Dr. Jonathan Blakes
  • Prof. Stephan Heeb
  • Dr. Birgit Koch
  • Dr. Jean Dubern


  • Dr. Sandra Meyer
  • Prof. Frank Edenhofer

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich:

  • Prof. Joerg Stelling
  • Gaspar Morgado
  • Ellis Whitehead

Friedrich Miescher Institute:

  • Juliane Schmidt

Applied Liquid Logic France:

  • Dr. Cyril Delattre
  • Arnaud Rival

The event is sponsored by FP7 project CADMAD (271574) coordinated by the Weizmann Institute of Science