PSB ’22 Workshop on Genomic and Synthetic Biology Digital Biosecurity

Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing - Jan 3-7 2022

Fairmont Orchid Resort, Kohala Coast

The principal objective of this workshop is to bring together a core set of researchers around the topics of data, operational, and cybersecurity in genomics, omics and synthetic biology. The format of this workshop will be a group of talks around the topics of 1) genomic data protection, 2) security in synthetic biology automation, 3) the security of deep learning in decision making. We believe that now is a particularly important time to begin bringing together a community to research digital biosecurity.

Call for Abstract Submissions

We solicit talks addressing genomic resilience - spanning semantic data protection and secure data sharing, security in synthetic biology automation (secure and reliable), application of ML-based models in prediction and decision-making (e.g., early detection of data tampering), security assessments and other related topics. This workshop is geared toward getting ahead of security issues in the growing automated bioeconomy.

Please Submit Your Abstract by August 15, 2021 to

Selected abstracts will be given short slots for presentation at the workshop

Presentations and projects do not need to be complete in order to submit an abstract and we welcome in-progress abstracts

Topics for example presentations may include:

Workshop Chairs

Contact: Corey M. Hudson, Sandia National Laboratories

Nina Alli, Biohacking Village

Ravishankar K. Iyer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Nicholas D. Pattengale, Sandia National Laboratories