Traditionally, natural products have been extracted from native organisms or have been manufactured using chemical synthesis; processes that are usually inefficient, unsustainable and environmentally unfriendly. With the development of synthetic biology tools and methods for pathway identification, prediction, assembly and reconstruction, many biosynthetic pathways of natural products have been heterologously introduced into chassis cells for bioproduction. For this special issue, we welcome articles and perspectives highlighting synthetic biology for natural products.
These will include, but not be limited to:
- The mining and computational design of the synthetic pathway of natural products
- DNA assembly techniques for pathway reconstruction
- The construction and optimisation of chassis cells for natural products
- Novel synthetic biology elements or methods for the regulation of metabolic networks of natural products
- Expression and artificial design strategies of P450 enzymes
- Submission deadline (for full papers): 30 October 2022
- Publication date: upon acceptance
Manuscripts will be reviewed and published on a first-come, first-served basis. Once all accepted manuscripts are published, they will be gathered together in this special issue.
Prof. Long Liu, Jiangnan University, China. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org