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TAPDANCE Research team

Theory and Practice of Nanoscale Computing Engines

  • Leader : Damien Woods
  • Type : team
  • Research center(s) : Paris
  • Field : Digital Health, Biology and Earth
  • Theme : Computational Biology
  • Inria teams are typically groups of researchers working on the definition of a common project, and objectives, with the goal to arrive at the creation of a project-team. Such project-teams may include other partners (universities or research institutions)

Team presentation

Imagine if we could control nanoscale matter in the sophisticated way we control information using computers. This form of ultimate control would lead to fancy drugs that act like molecular doctors to diagnose and cure patients and efficient chemical manufacturing processes that exploit nanoscale logical interactions. The Inria TAPDANCE team focuses on both the theory and practical implementation of such molecular computers:
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<li> We invent new models of molecular computers and mathematically characterise their computationally power.</li>
<li> We design and engineer molecular computers in the wet-lab, using DNA as a building material.</li>
</ol>

TAPDANCE is an approximate acronym for Theory and Practice of DNA Computing Engines. See our <a href="https://tapdance.inria.fr/">team website</a> or contact <a href="https://tapdance.inria.fr/woods/">Damien Woods</a> for more information.