The 1st International BioDesign Research Conference was held online in December 2020, hosted by Stanford University, University of Warwick, and BioDesign Research. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 1st International BioDesign Research Conference was held virtually. Approximately 7,500 people from 86 countries attended the live and satellite presentations.
The conference focused on the general aspect of biosystems design and its subfields, including de novo design, microbial biological design, animal and human biological design, plant biological design, and more. Sixty-four world-renowned experts and scholars, including 6 Nobel Prize winners and 16 multinational academicians, were invited to present at the conference, and 35 scholars shared their latest research via satellite video presentations. Additionally, 126 abstracts and 106 posters were also presented.
Twelve posters were selected by the conference's expert committee to receive poster awards. Dr. Gita Naseri of Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany) and Dr. Zhu Cheng from Tianjin University (China) won first prize. Over 300 participants from around the world have posted their photos in the conference cloud group photo album.
One of the main innovations of this conference is the incorporation of unique Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for each poster and presentation, making these items citable and permanent record to protect their intellectual property. With permission from the speakers, all recorded videos can be accessed for viewing at any time for those who have registered. Registration is still available for those unable to attend the conference live, and registration is free! Click here to register.
The conference not only showcased the up-to-date research progress in the field of biosystem designs and synthetic biology, but also promoted the exchange and interdisciplinary cooperation and collaboration among scientists across the world. This conference also greatly increased public visibility of BioDesign Research and enhanced the confidence and trust of the scientific community in this new journal. The conference attracted more than 30 renowned scholars to join the editorial board and advisory board of BioDesign Research. BioDesign Research is part of the Science Partner Journal program within the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
About the American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine; Science Signaling; a digital, open-access journal, Science Advances; Science Immunology; and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes more than 260 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. The Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program was launched in late 2017 by AAAS. The program features high-quality, online-only, Open Access publications produced in collaboration with international research institutions, foundations, funders, and societies. The nonprofit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement and more.
About BioDesign Research
BioDesign Research is an online-only Open Access journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as part of the Science Partner Journal program, in affiliation with Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU). The journal publishes high-quality breakthrough research, reviews, editorials, and perspectives focusing on in silico biosystems design, genetic or epigenetic modification, and genome writing or rewriting in any organism. With a prestigious advisory committee, an excellent editorial board, and dedicated editorial staff, BioDesign Research welcomes manuscript submissions from across the world. The journal BioDesign Research is an Open Access journal supported by article processing charges (APCs). There will be no APCs until 2023. Visit the official journal website for BioDesign Research for details on submitting research to the journal.