Prizes

ROZENBERG TULIP AWARD


The "Rozenberg Tulip Award" recognizes a prominent scientist annually, the DNA Computer Scientist of the Year, who has shown continuous contributions, pioneering, original contributions, and who has influenced the development of our field. The person awarded with this recognition is announced at the banquet.

This year's winner is Lila Kari, Professor at the School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, and at the Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario
 

DNA21 BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD (Track A)


Student authors of papers published in the conference proceedings (track A) are eligible for the DNA21 Best Student Paper Award. For eligible papers, a brief recommendation letter (such as from the student’s advisor) should be emailed to dna21[at]easychair.org by July 31st. This award will be announced at the awards ceremony (during the banquet).

The winner is Samuel Micka, an undergraduate Computer Science student at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, for the paper
"Optimal Program-Size Complexity for Self-Assembly at Temperature 1 in 3D."
Scott Summers, David Furcy and Samuel Micka


ISNSCE BEST PRESENTATION AWARD (Tracks A and B)


All student and postdoc oral presenters in tracks A and B are eligible for the ISNSCE Best Presentation Award. No nomination is necessary and the awardee will be determined at the conference. Student and postdoc presenters are marked by † in the program list. Presenters must check the program list and notify the organizing committee if there is any error, before their session beginsThis award will be announced at the awards ceremony (during the banquet).

The winner is Nicholas Schiefer, an undergraduate Computer Science student at the California Institute of Technology, for the presentation
"Universal Computation and Optimal Construction in the Chemical Reaction Network-Controlled Tile Assembly Model"
Nicholas Schiefer and Erik Winfree


DNA21 BEST POSTER AWARD (Track C)


All student and postdoc poster presenters in track C are eligible for the DNA21 Best Poster Award. No nomination is necessary and the awardee will be determined at the conference. To ensure that the relevant posters are considered for this award, posters should be clearly labelled with the name of the presenter and whether they are a student or postdoc. This award will be announced at the awards ceremony (during the banquet).

This year we had three poster awards due to the large number of posters. The winners are:

"DNA nanotube rings: Race tracks for molecular motors without the finish line"
Abhinav Appukutty, Rizal Hariadi and Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan

"Molecular information processing in micro gel beads with entrapped DNAs"
Satoru Yoshizawa, Ibuki Kawamata, Shin-Ichiro M. Nomura and Satoshi Murata

"DNA Origami Capsules"
Maartje Bastings, Nandhini Ponnuswamy and William Shih

STUDENT/POSTDOC TRAVEL AWARDS (Tracks A, B and C)


A limited number of student and postdoc travel awards are available. All students and postdocs attending the conference who are oral or poster presenters or co-authors are eligible to apply. Students or postdocs who wish to be considered for a travel award should submit their applications no later than July 29th, 2015 (EDT), through this [link] (closed). Award recipients will be selected based on multiple factors, such as the quality of the submitted work (based on the reviews), student/postdoc status, and minority information. Selected recipients will be have been notified via email on July 31st, 2015 (EDT).