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BIOMOD Japan 2017

July 30, 2017

Call for Participation ~ BIOMOD JAPAN 2017

Osaka University and Molecular Robotics Research Group will hold BIOMOD JAPAN 2017. This is a one-day meeting for teams who want to practice presentations before the official BIOMOD Jamboree. Please use this opportunity to brush up your project with comments from mentors of other teams. Teams planning to participate in BIOMOD 2017 or teams in the waiting list for BIOMOD 2018 can participate. There is no fee. Participation is free.

Date: September 2, 2017 (Saturday) 1300-1700

Place: Sigma Hall, Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University

URL: (The place is No. 27 “Hall”.)

Presentation time: 10 minutes with 3 minutes Q & A

Project abstract deadline: Friday, August 18, 2017 24:00

Website Freeze: Friday, August 25, 2017 24:00

Evaluations: Website 50 points, Presentation 25 points

Details of evaluation items are the same for BIOMOD. Contents of presentation and website (wiki) will be evaluated by mentors on the basis of the same criteria of BIOMOD. YouTube videos are not subject to evaluation. Evaluation results will be provided to participating teams.

To Apply: Applications to BIOMOD JAPAN 2017 should be sent to:

Prof. Kaoru Uesugi, Osaka University

Please specify the team name, contact name, and mentor name. (Teams that already applied do not need to apply again.)

BIOMOD Handbook Available

May 03, 2017

We are publishing a BIOMOD Handbook this year!

It is an English translation of the Japanese BIOMOD textbook, generously contributed by the authors of the Molecular Robotics Study Group (Murata, Tadakuma, Fujiwara, Hamada, Nomura, et al.). Sales proceeds will go to BIOMOD Foundation to cover translation costs.

Chapter 1 is now available, additional chapters will be released in the coming weeks. All BIOMOD students will receive a free copy with registration. Everyone else can get the book via this link:

Jamboree moved to Nov 4–5

April 16, 2017

For the past 5 months, we have been planning for BIOMOD 2017 to take place on October 28–29. However, that date may no longer work because a UCSF campus-wide event was just announced that takes priority over all existing auditorium bookings.

After exploring many alternatives, we have concluded that the best option is to reschedule the event for the following weekend: November 4–5th, 2017. Please see the Jamboree page for the latest information about this year’s deadlines and schedule

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and hope this change will not cause any problems for your team. However, if you wish to cancel your registration for a full refund, please let Shawn or Rebecca know by April 30th.

We also appreciate feedback about the dates — if this weekend turns out to work better than the prior weekend, we can keep a similar schedule next year.

Final Standings for BIOMOD 2016

October 30, 2016

Congratulations to Team Tiny Trap from UNSW Australia for earning the 2016 Grand Prize! Visit our winners page to see all final standings.

Schedule and QuickGuide posted

October 26, 2016

The QuickGuide and Schedule are now posted on the Jamboree page!

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