The Rosenberg Tulip Award in DNA Computing

Each year, the Rozenberg Tulip Award is awarded for outstanding achievements in the field of Biomolecular Computing and Molecular Programming. Past recipients are:

  • 2016 (DNA22): Friedrich C. Simmel (Technical University of Munich), Professor at the Department of Physics, Technical University of Munich.
  • 2015 (DNA21): Lila Kari (University of Western Ontario), Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario
  • 2014 (DNA20): David Soloveichik (University of California), Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas, Austin
  • 2013 (DNA19): Hao Yan and Yan Liu,  Professors at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry & Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University.
  • 2012 (DNA18): Luca Cardelli, Assistant Director, Microsoft Research, Cambridge UK was recognized for his research contributions to theory and software for programming biomolecular systems. This pioneering work has provided insight into the computational nature of biomolecular processes, in particular those of strand displacement devices, and has facilitated the design of new software tools.
  • 2011 (DNA17): Andrew Turberfield, Professor at the Physics Department, Oxford University, Oxford UK, was recognized for his continuous, often pioneering, research contributions  (from the early days of DNA computing). These contributions significantly influenced the development of our field.
  • 2010 (DNA 16): Milan Stojanovic, Professor at the Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, NY, was recognized for his important achievements in molecular computing using aptamers and ribozymes.
  • 2009 (DNA 15): Bernard Yurke, Research Professor in the College of Engineering, Boise State University, Idaho, was recognized for his important contributions to DNA nanotechnology.
  • 2008 (DNA 14): Masami Hagiya, Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Tokyo, was recognized for his important contributions to biomolecular computation.
  • 2007 (DNA 13): Natasha Jonoska, Professor of Mathematics at the University of South Florida, was recognized for her work in applications of automata and graph theory to DNA assembly.
  • 2006 (DNA 12): Paul W. K. Rothemund (Caltech)
  • 2005 (DNA 11): John H. Reif (Duke University)
  • 2004 (DNA 10): Nadrian C. Seeman (New York University)
  • 2003 (DNA 9): Anne Condon (University of British Columbia)
  • 2002 (DNA 8): Tom Head (Binghamton University)
  • 2001 (DNA 7): Laura Landweber (Princeton University)
  • 2000 (DNA 6): Erik Winfree (Caltech)


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