Skip to main content

LAMP: Laboratory for Molecular Programming

Laboratory for Molecular Programming


  • Robyn Lutz and Jack Lutz visited the Caltech Rothemund and Winfree Labs April 7-­14, 2018, and attended their joint group meeting with the Qian Lab to discuss new advances in molecular programming.

  • Jack Lutz gave the talk, "Who Asked Us? How the Theory of Computing Answers Questions that Weren't About Computing," at the invitation-only Computability Theory Workshop at the Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics, Oberwolfach-­Walke, Germany

  • LAMP alum Titus Klinge presented the paper “Robust Combinatorial Circuits in Chemical Reaction Networks”, co-authored with Jim Lathrop and Sam Ellis, at the Sixth International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Natural Computing (TPNC 2017) at Charles University in Prague

  • Sam Ellis successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, “Devices for Safety-Critical Molecular Programmed Systems”

  • Robyn Lutz and Jack Lutz attended the NSF Cyber­Physical Systems Principal Investigators' Meeting Nov. 13-14, 2017, in Alexandria, VA. They presented the poster “Logging of States in Deterministic Chemical Reaction Networks” describing work by Samuel Ellis, James Lathrop and Robyn Lutz.

  • Jack Lutz visited Félix Costa at the IST University of Lisbon to discuss chemical reaction networks and other continuous-time models of computation.

  • Sam Ellis presented the paper, “State Logging in Chemical Reaction Networks,” by Sam Ellis, Jim Lathrop and Robyn Lutz at the 4th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (NanoCom 2017), Washington, DC

  • LAMP alum Divita Mathur (Ph.D. 2016, now a postdoctoral scholar at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory) is the lead author with A. Samanta, E. Oh, S.A. Díaz, K. Susumu, M.G. Ancona, and I.L. Medintz of the paper "Quantum Dot Encapsulation Using a Peptide-Modified Tetrahedral Cage,"  published in the journal Chemistry of Materials.

  • Xiang Huang, Andrei Migunov, Don Nye, Hugh Potter, Don Stull, Josh Wallin, and Jack Lutz attended the 23rd International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA23) at the University of Texas, September 24-28, 2017

  • Don Stull successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, “Algorithmic Randomness and Analysis”, on November 17, 2017. Don is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at INRIA in Nancy, France.

  • Robyn Lutz presented the paper, “RE at 50, with a focus on the last 25 years,” at the 25th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE’17) in Lisbon, Portugal

  • Eric Henderson gave the talk, “Little Machines That Make Themselves,” at the Santa Fe Institute

  • Jack Lutz presented the paper, “Computing Absolutely Normal Numbers in Nearly Linear Time,” by Jack H. Lutz and Elvira Mayordomo at Continuity, Computability, Constructivity -- ­From Logic to Algorithms (CCC workshop 2017) at Loria in Nancy, France, June 26-30, 2017.  He also discussed chemical reaction networks and analog computation with other scientists at the workshop.

  • Ph.D. student Xiang Huang presented the paper, "Real­-time computability of real numbers by chemical reaction networks,” by Xiang Huang, Xiaoyuan Li, Titus H. Klinge, James I. Lathrop, and Jack H. Lutz at the 16th International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC 2017) in Fayetteville, AR

  • Ph.D. student Samuel Ellis was awarded a Teaching Excellence Award for Spring, 2017, by the Iowa State University Graduate College.

  • Robyn Lutz gave the talk, “Programming Molecules in the Age of Nanotechnology,” Dept. de Informaìtica e Ingenieriìa de Sistemas, Universidad de Zaragoza

Subscribe to RSS Feed