The 2nd International BioDesign Research Conference

The 2nd International BioDesign Research Conference

December 6th - 17th, 2021, Virtual

December 6th - 17th, 2021, Online


The 1st International BioDesign Research Conference has been successfully concluded.

You can click here to register and watch the recorded videos with the permission of speakers before October 31st, 2021.

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About the Conference

The conference features a selection of world specialists working on BioDesign Research areas including 6 Nobel laureates.

Mission: To showcase the latest achievements and research progress in the field of Biosystems Design and Synthetic Biology, to foster communication and interdisciplinary collaboration among scientists, to promote interactions between academia and industry, and to facilitate graduate student and postdoc training.

Organizers: The conference is organized by Stanford University, the University of Warwick, and BioDesign Research (BDR), a Science Partner Journal of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Conveners: The joint conveners are Dr. Alfonso Jaramillo (University of Warwick, UK), Dr. Stanley L. Qi (Stanford University, USA), and Dr. Xiaohan Yang (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA), who are the Editors-in-Chief of BDR.

Dates and time: The conference will be held from December 1st - 18th with three hours each weekday from 11 AM - 2 PM, US Eastern Standard Time (8 AM – 11 AM US Pacific Standard Time, 4 PM – 7 PM London Time, 0 AM – 3 AM Beijing Time). You can check your local time on this website: The organizers regret that the time may not be best for all of you, but registered attendees can replay recorded videos any time after the talks for one year.

Format: The conference consists of three parts: 1) virtual online presentations via Zoom (featuring plenary and keynote talks), 2) “satellite” presentations selected from submitted abstracts, and 3) poster presentations.

The entire conference will be recorded and the recorded videos will be available for replay for one year with the permission of corresponding speakers.

Fees: The conference is free with registration.

Key dates: Selecting for oral presentations deadline - November 20th, 2020
                       Abstract and poster submission deadline - November 30th, 2020
                       Registration deadline - November 30th, 2020

 Conference Themes

  • Biodesign theories and principles
  • Biodesign methods and tools
  • Biodesign engineering at molecular, pathway, cellular, tissue, and organism levels
  • Biodesign applications
  • Biodesign security and ethics

 Speakers and session chairs  (in the order of presentations)

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Alfonso Jaramillo EiC
The University of Warwick, UK

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Xiaohan Yang EiC
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
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