Electronic Design Automation and Synthetic Biology

I have written about this a few times before, but I remain endlessly fascinated with the current state of synthetic biology and parallels with design automation’s early day. It was the subject of a keynote talk at DAC earlier today in San Diego.


  1. Did you get a chance to see any of the talks on synthetic biology? A colleague of mine, Jeff Tabor, studies parallel computing and pattern formation with bacteria. His talk on bacterial photography and edge detection would have been quite interesting to see.