We carry out fundamental research on molecular computers. A molecular computer is a collection of carefully engineered molecules in a test tube that interact and bump into each other to solve some mathematically-specified computational problem.

We focus on both the underlying comptational theory and practical implementation in the lab. Theoretical work involves mathematically analysing models of computation, characterising their computational power and inventing new models. We then build these molecular computers using DNA in the wet-lab. See our list of publications for more.

We are based at the Hamilton Institute, Maynooth (Ireland). TAPDANCE is an approximate acronym for Theory and Practice of DNA Computing Engines.

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