Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology Special Issue: Cell-free Synthetic Biology

Published 18 April, 2017

Special Issue Call for Papers: Cell-free Synthetic Biology

We invite you to submit your paper for consideration to the Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology special issue before June 30th, 2019.

Cell-free synthetic biology has been emerging as a powerful enabling technology for innovating scientific research and industry. Cell-free system activates biological machineries without the use of living cells. In short, a decreased dependence on cells leads to an increase in engineering flexibility. As a result, cell-free biosynthetic system has many advantages over the traditional cell system. The ability of cell-free synthetic biology to exploit a cell’s contents and capabilities unimpeded by cells opens new opportunities for biochemical, biofuel, biopharmaceutical, and biomedical applications.

The main topics of consideration for this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Prokaryotic cell-free system
  • Eukaryotic cell-free system
  • Cell-free system with purified components
  • Synthetic enzymatic pathway system
  • Cell-free RNA synthesis
  • Cell-free protein synthesis
  • Cell-free metabolic engineering
  • Cell-free biomanufacturing
  • Artificial cell
  • In vitro compartmentalization
  • Molecular crowding
  • Gene expression noise
  • Synthetic genetic circuits
  • DNA origami
  • Protein evolution
  • Protein folding
  • Membrane protein
  • Complex protein
  • Toxic protein or product
  • Unnatural amino acid incorporation
  • Protein post-translational modification
  • Structural biology
  • Microfluidic system
  • Protein array
  • mRNA display
  • High-throughput production
  • Biosensor
  • Nanomachine
  • Paper-based system
  • Portable biomolecular manufacturing
  • Semi-continuous or continuous process
  • Scale-up technology

Yours sincerely,

Special Issue Guest Editor

Yuan Lu
Department of Chemical Engineering
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China



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