The DNA Student Awards

Each year, the best two papers for the DNA Computing and Molecular Programming conference, with a student as the lead and presenting author, will be awarded travel prizes. The Best Paper Award is sponsored by the DNA Computing conference series. The ISNSCE Best Presentation Award is sponsored by the ISNSCE. The past award recipients were as follows:

  • DNA 23 (2017)
    • Student Paper Award: Nasim Zolaktaf (Univ. of British Columbia)
    • ISNSCE Best Presentation Award: Jocelyn Kishi (Harvard Univ.)
    • Best Poster Award: Aurore Dupin (Technical Univ. of Munich), Tristan Stérin (ENS Paris-Saclay)
  • DNA 22 (2016)
    • Student Paper Award: Max Whitby (Univ. of Oxford)
    • ISNSCE Best Presentation Award: Florian Praetorius (Technical Univ. of Munich)
    • Best Poster Award: Günther Pardatscher (Technical Univ. of Munich), Nayan P. Agarwal (Technical Univ. of Dresden)
  • DNA 21 (2015):
    • Student Paper Award: Samuel Micka (Univ. of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
    • ISNSCE Best Presentation Award: Nicholas Schiefer (Caltech)
    • Best Poster Award: Maartje Bastings (Harvard), Abhinav Appukutty (Univ. of Michigan), Satoru Yoshizawa (Tohoku Univ.)
  • DNA 20 (2014):
    • Best Paper Award: Dominic Scalise (Johns Hopkins Univ.)
    • ISNSCE Best Presentation Award: Di Liu (Univ. of Chicago)
    • Best Poster Award: Philip Petersen (Caltech)
  • DNA 19 (2013):
    • Best Paper Award: Moya Chen (Caltech)
    • ISNSCE Best Presentation Award: John Milligan (Univ. of Texas)
    • Best Poster Award: Wei Li (Arizona State Univ.),  Takamasa Hasegawa (Univ. of Tokyo)
  • DNA 18 (2012):
    • Best Paper Award: Chris Thachuk (Univ. of British Columbia)
    • ISNSCE Best Presentation Award: Pakpoom Subsoontorn (Stanford Univ.)
    • Best Poster Award: Cody Geary (UC Santa Barbara)
  • DNA 17 (2011):
    • Best Paper Award: Andrew Winslow (Tufts Univ.) and Sarah Eisenstat (MIT)
    • ISNSCE Best Presentation Award: Yuan-Jyue Chen (Univ. of Washington)
    • Best Poster Award: Adrien Padirac (Univ. of Tokyo)
  • DNA 16 (2010):
    • Best Paper Award: Niall Murphy (NUI Maynooth)
    • ISNSCE Best Presentation Award: Ibuki Kawamata (Univ. of Tokyo)
  • DNA 15 (2009):
    • Best Paper Award: Chunhua Liu (New York Univ.)
    • ISNSCE Best Presentation Award: Aaron Sterling (Iowa State Univ.)
  • DNA 14 (2008):
    • Best Paper Award: David Soloveichik (Caltech)
    • ISNSCE Best Presentation Award: David Zhang (Caltech)
  • DNA 13 (2007):
    • Best Paper Award: David Spetzler (Arizona State Univ.) and co-authors Holin Chen & Chris Luhrs (Stanford Univ.)
    • ISNSCE Best Presentation Award: Vikram Vijayan (Princeton Univ.)
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