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The 1st International BioDesign Research Conference


Scientific Meeting Announcement

The 1st International BioDesign Research Conference was held online by Stanford University, the University of Warwick, and BioDesign Research in December 2020.

This conference focused on the general aspect of biosystems design and its sub-fields, including de novo design, microbial biological design, animal and human biological design, and plant biological design, etc.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the First International BioDesign Research Conference was held virtually. Approximately 7500 people from 86 countries have attended the live and satellite presentations.

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. Meanwhile, 126 abstracts and 106 posters were also presented.

Twelve posters were selected by the expert committee of the conference to receive poster awards. Dr. Gita Naseri of Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany) and Dr. Zhu Cheng from Tianjin University (China) won the first prize. Over 300 participants all over the world have posted their photos in the conference cloud group photo album.

One of the main innovations of this conference is that we have incorporated unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for each poster and presentation, making them citable and permanent record to protect the intellectual property. With permission from the speakers, all recorded videos are re-playable for those who have registered.

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 enhance the confidence and trust of scientific community in this new journal. This conference has attracted more than 30 renowned scholars to join the editorial board and advisory committee of BioDesign Research.


BioDesign Research is an online-only Open Access journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in its Science Partner Journal program in affiliation with Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU)

It 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. There will be no page charges until 2023.

The official website of BioDesign Research is For manuscript submission, please visit

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