Biomolecular Computing in Silico (Part I)

Prof. Max H. Garzon

Division of Computer Science, The University of Memphis

2003. 1. 21

Biomolecular computing aims at harnessing individual biomolecules at nanoscales for computational and bio-engineering purposes. Improving the reliability, efficiency and scalability of biomolecules for information processing will have a major impact not only in biomolecular computing, but related areas such as bioinformatics and biology. In these two talks, ideas and results of biomolecular computing research performed in vitro and in silico towards this purpose are reviewed. A major outcome of this research is the idea that building these devices in electronics using biomolecular analogs may bring to biomolecular computers the customary efficiency, reliability and programmability now standard in electronic computing, hitherto only dreamed of in wet tube computations. Research questions posed by this approach are discussed, as well as foreseeable architectures for a solid-state based biomolecular computer.


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