DNADS – DNA Data Storage

Project duration: 28. 09. 2017 – 27. 03. 2019
Project type: National R&D
Total project cost: 437.126,77 EUR
Total project grant: 196.707,05 EUR
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The project “DNA data storage” represents an innovative upgrade to DNA engineering, a method that is specific to a relatively limited biological field but brings it into a much broader scope of use. It has the potential to reach everyday consumers and to influence our everyday life as a technology that could keep the information society efficient and growing, despite the enormous amount of data it produces and stores. With this project, we strive to bring the biological complexity of the DNA molecule into everyday use, outside the laboratory. We are developing a new and innovative approach that will give us a solid and usable product. This can only be achieved by highly coordinated interdisciplinary cooperation and the incorporation of high-tech knowledge from different fields of life sciences, information technology, computer science, business management, and marketing.
Project objectives description:
1. Development, validation, and patent application of the technology for storing data in DNA
2. Creation of a longer sequence of data, using our innovative technology
3. Preparation of a conceptual solution for commercialization of the technology for storing data in DNA

The project is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.

More information on the European cohesion program in Slovenia is available here: www.eu-skladi.si