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BIOMOD 2024 Online Briefing & Schedule

April 29, 2024

Thank you all for joining the online briefing! Here are the detailed information of BIOMOD 2024, including recorded video from the session. We look forward to receiving your team registration.

Team Registration

  • Team: 30,000 JPY (approx. 200 USD)
  • Jamboree (individual): TBD (see below)

Team Registration (Peatix):

A fee of 30,000 JPY is due at the time of team registration, payable by credit card via Peatix. Team registration starts April 29. The registration may close early or extend due to the number cap of the jamboree venue.

This year’s individual Jamboree registration fee will be decided based on the number of teams that are willing to attend on-site ($220/person in 2019). Online participation also requires an online registration fee to cover streaming etc. We strongly recommend joining on-site to experience the BIOMOD jamboree fully. Jamboree registration starts in August and is due in September, along with your project title and abstract.

Registrations are only considered complete when payment is received, and a confirmation email is sent.


  • April 29 - May 31: Team registration (may close early / extend due to the number cap)
  • Aug. 15 - Sep. 15 (may change): Individual Jamboree registration
  • Nov. 15: Website/Youtube freeze
  • Nov. 22-23: Jamboree (on-site (Kita-kyushu, Japan) and online (Zoom))


Online Briefing Video (YouTube)

Slides (PDF, via Dropbox)



Please feel free to contact (Steering Committee) for any questions.

BIOMOD 2024 Team Registration Opens Apr. 29

April 15, 2024

We are excited to announce that the team registration for this year’s BIOMOD starts on April 29, 2024. Also, we are happy to share the news that this year’s jamboree will take place in Kyushu, Japan.

An Online briefing session will be held on April 29 (12:00-13:00 (JST), Zoom). Rules, schedule, jamboree venue, awards, etc., will be covered. The recording will also be available later on YouTube. We look forward to seeing you all at the briefing!

Online Briefing

  • April 29, 12:00 (noon) - 13:00 (JST, Japan Standard Time)
    • Zoom Link
    • The session will be held in English

UPDATE Apr. 29, 2024 Team registration website is now live

Please check the details on the BIOMOD 2024 Online Briefing & Schedule post

BIOMOD 2024 Committee

Steering Committee (SC)

  • Shogo Hamada (Tokyo Tech, Japan)
  • Shawn Douglas (UCSF, USA; Advisor)
  • Shelly Wickham (U. Sydney, Australia)
  • Shuwen Guan (Jilin U., China)
  • Manish Gupta (DA-IICT Gandhinagar, India)
  • Zhouqing Luo (Xiamen U, China)
  • Jonathan Bath (Oxford U., UK)
  • Yusuke Sato (Kyutech, Japan; 2024 LC chair)

2024 Local Committee (LC) Kyushu, Japan

  • Yusuke Sato (Kyutech, Japan)
  • Yusuke Morimoto (Kyutech, Japan)
  • Junichi Taira (Kyutech, Japan)
  • Kazuhiro Maeda (Kyutech, Japan)
  • Daisuke Inoue (Kyushu U., Japan)

2023 Winners

November 06, 2023

Congratulations to Team Sendai from Tohoku University for earning the 2023 Grand Prize!

Visit our winners page to see all final standings.

Jamboree Schedule, Travel Award, and Webpage/Video Submission Form

October 15, 2023

Jamboree Schedule (2023 QuickGuide)

The schedule and detailed information (QuickGuide) for the BIOMOD 2023 Jamboree is now online.

Please download the latest version here(PDF).

Springer Nature Travel Award

We are happy to announce that Springer Nature Applied Sciences is supporting BIOMOD by providing a Springer Nature Travel Award (200 Euros for the Grand Prize team) this year.

Webpage/Video Submission Form

Webpage and Video Submission Form (deadline Oct. 28 23:59 JST) is now open.

BIOMOD 2023 Call For Judges & Discussion for Future Plans

October 03, 2023

Dear Colleagues,

As you may have noticed in our previous announcement, BIOMOD, International Biomolecular Design Competition, is back this year and resuming its annual jamboree event in November. This year, 16 teams from 8 countries have registered for the competition, and currently, we estimate 14 will present at the jamboree, either online or on-site. To further regain the momentum and make the event a continuous educational activity for the next generation of researchers in our community, BIOMOD needs your help! Specifically, we would like to ask for your help with two topics:

Call for Judges

We need your help participating in this year’s competition as a judge. The online judging period (webpage and YouTube video) will take place on Oct 28 – Nov 3 (JST), and the live presentation judging at the jamboree will be held as a hybrid style (on-site and Zoom) on Nov 4 (JST). Joining the judging online, even part of the process, is also welcomed.

Future Plans

We are planning to make BIOMOD into a more international and open organization to make it more sustainable for the foreseeable future. As we mark the tenth event and restart after COVID, this timing would be a perfect opportunity to think about the next chapter of BIOMOD. We would like to have your input and form our future with volunteer mentors and judges. Please join the discussion if you are interested. Based on our online discussion, we are planning to hold an on-site meeting after the jamboree on 11/5 at Tokyo Tech.

Registration Form

For registration, please fill out the form (deadline Oct. 14)  (Google Form). Your comments and participation are highly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time and cooperation.

Best regards,

Shogo Hamada
Chair, BIOMOD 2023
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Computer Science, Tokyo Tech

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