Synthetic Biology

Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology

March, 2009
The genomic revolution has opened up systematic investigations and engineering designs for various life forms. Systems biology and synthetic biology are emerging as two complementary approaches, which embody the breakthrough in biology and invite application of engineering principles. Systems...

Synthetic Biology Produces Green Nanowires

July 18, 2016
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a biological nanowire that could help make nanoelectronics greener. The scientists have genetically designed a...

Technical Entity Trends: Growing Research in Plant Technologies

Technical Entity Trends
Gabriel Levesque-Tremblay
Plant synthetic biology is an emerging field that combines engineering principles with plant biology to develop technologies for bioengineering plants. Plant bioengineers are responsible for the emergence of new technologies related to medical...

CEP: News Update

News Update
Building Microstructures, One Particle at a Time As engineers and scientists synthesize ever-smaller structures, one source of building blocks is colloidal particles. Now, a new method enables the creation of colloidal particle structures with...

Making Escherichia coli Grow on Methanol

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 12:30pm-3:00pm
The quest for using methanol as a substrate to produce useful metabolites such as commodity chemicals, chemical precursors, biopolymers,...

Tools for Engineering Non-Growth Metabolism

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 12:30pm-3:00pm
Stationary phase metabolism that is not carbon-limited is ideal for metabolic engineering. Without cell growth, feedstocks can be efficiently...

Stochastic Simulations of the Tetracycline Operon

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 7:00pm
The tetracycline (tet) operon is a robust self-regulated system. It is found naturally in bacteria where it confers resistance to antibiotic...

Biological Synthesis of Fuels and Chemicals

Archived Webinar
Jul 22, 2010
Global energy and climate problems have stimulated increased efforts in synthesizing fuels and chemicals from renewable resources. Compared to the...

Success and Prospects in Bioengineering

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 7:00pm
Chemical engineers have always played an important role in the development of biotechnology. From the first efforts to effectively produce penicillin...

Pharma Turns to Gut for New Drugs

January 25, 2016
The past few years have been full of stories about how a number of serious conditions could be treated or cured by introducing certain bacteria to the digestive system. Now, a...

The Other Bio: Chemicals and Materials

SBE Special Section
Miriam Cortes­ Caminero
Just in case you haven’t noticed, a new wave of biotechnology is underway. Over the last three decades, we have seen biological technologies used in therapeutics and agriculture. More recently, we have seen the use of biotechnology for industrial purposes.
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