OxDNA users and developers workshop 2024

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We are planning to hold an oxDNA users and developers workshop in Oxford September 2-5 2024. The aim of the workshop is to bring together both developers and users of the oxDNA, oxRNA and oxNA models to share current research projects and to set the agenda for the future development of the oxDNA family of models, code and infrastructure, as well as to identify (and begin to address) current shortcomings. Particular foci are likely to be inter-operability of DNA design and other simulation tools, see for example those listed on tacoxdna, and user-friendly tools to improve oxDNA accessibility for non-expert users, see for example oxview


Lindemann lecture theatre, Department of Physics, University of Oxford (map).



The conference will start the morning of Monday 2 September, and end the afternoon of Thursday 5 September.

The programme will be similar to our previous OxDNA users and developers workshop 2019 and contain:

1) Short research presentations from most attendees. These will help to highlight the range of work for which oxDNA is being used, tools that have been developed, and wish lists for future development.

2) Discussion-based sessions to define the agenda for future development and to identify key targets and outline plans for implementation.

3) "Hackathon" sessions where we begin to address the simpler targets and make detailed plans for future development and collaborations.

4) A conference dinner and other social events.

A full schedule will be posted here closer to the conference date.


There are no registration fees. There will be a workshop dinner on Tuesday 3 September.

Apply for conference participation at this link You will receive confirmation of participation within a few weeks of application.

For further questions you can email us at oxdnacommittee@gmail.com

Accommodation options

Bed and breakfast rooms at colleges can be booked here. There are also many hotels and airbnbs in Oxford.


Oxford is well served by public transport. From Europe, the Eurostar goes to London st Pancras, from which you can reach Oxford by train. The closest airport to Oxford is Heathrow, and the quickest transport from Heathrow airport to Oxford is via coach or by train. Other airports include (roughly in order of ease of getting to Oxford) Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton, and London Stansted. More travel information can be found here.


We are grateful for support from EPSRC under grant EP/V06231X/1


Photos of attendees from the OxDNA users and developers workshop 2019 below:

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