Bachelor’s thesis: DNAQL Simulator
In 2011 I wrote my bachelor thesis about DNAQL and I created a simulator for it at the university of Hasselt. My promoter was professor Jan Van den Bussche and my mentor was Joris Gillis. DNAQL is a formal model for databases in DNA and thus belongs to the domain of DNA Computing. The main purpose of this thesis was firstly to write a general (and understandable) introduction to DNA Computing and the DNAQL model, and secondly to develop a DNAQL simulator to perform virtual DNA(QL) experiments.
My bachelor’s thesis is written in Dutch. The first part is more like a general introduction to DNA and DNA Computing. The second part is specifically about the formal model DNAQL and its operations. The last part is about how I implemented the DNAQL simulator and how the simulator works. You can download the text here and here. I also gave a short presentation which is also available online. The binaries and the source code of the simulator aren’t available yet but maybe they will in the future.
I also wrote a short and easily readable article (in Dutch) that summarizes more or less my thesis. I’ve written the article to participate in the ‘Vlaamse scriptieprijs‘, a contest in Belgium. You can find it by following this link or by looking after the break.