Researchers in the Molecular Information Systems Lab, a partnership between the UW and Microsoft Research, have been recognized for their efforts to develop a DNA-based data storage system with a “Best of What’s New” Award from Popular Science. The annual awards highlight the game-changing technologies that will shape the future. The MISL team — led by UW CSE professor Luis Ceze, CSE and EE professor Georg Seelig, and Microsoft researchers Karin Strauss and Doug Carmean — won in the software category for having set a new world record for the amount of digital data successfully stored and retrieved using strands of DNA.
This is not the first time a UW CSE project has been recognized: last year, UW CSE and EE researchers earned a Best of What’s New Award for Power Over Wi-Fi (PoWiFi) in the engineering category.
Congratulations to the entire MISL team!