Special issue on synthetic biology for natural products

Published 09 March, 2022


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.

Topics covered:

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

Important deadlines: 

  • Submission deadline (for full papers): 30 October 2022
  • Publication date: upon acceptance

Submission instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select the special issue “Synthetic biology for natural products”.

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.

Guest editor:

Prof. Long Liu, Jiangnan University, China. Email: longliu@jiangnan.edu.cn

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