DNA based Infrastructure for Storage and COmputation

Bridging the gap between biology, engineering and computer science

Funded by the European Innovation Council PATHFINDER Challenge on DNA-based digital data storage, DISCO aims to address the significant (and growing) gap between data generation and global storage capacity in a way that is scalable, environmentally sustainable and increases the integrity and is reliable over time. The project is coordinated by Prof Damien Woods who leads the TAPDANCE Research Group at Maynooth University.


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Our Mission is to develop novel methods for data storage and computation using DNA

Our goal is to achieve this in a way that is scalable, environmentally sustainable and increases the integrity and reliability of data storage over longer time periods than current technologies. We strive to go beyond storage of data to develop novel methods for computation.

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View all of our publications on DNA data storage. Access our findings and reports on our website       Go To Our Research Hub Page


Pioneering data storage software aiding in the process of storing, organising, and accessing data.      Go to Software Innovation Page

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Funded by the EU