Synthetic biology is a very young interdisciplinary area of scientific research between the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry, engineering, nanotechnology, information technology, biotechnology. It will create artificial - not occurring in nature - biological systems. Intention is the development of artificial biological systems, which do not occur in nature.
Online available information resources on synthetic biology.
iCHELLs With Inorganic Membranes
Synthetic cells: Ion exchange leads to complex cell systems with inorganic membranes
Progress Toward Artificial Cells
Synthesis of uniform, unilamellar vesicles by means of microfluidics
A brief history of synthetic biology
Article, (2014) - Format: PDF
Extreme Genetic Engineering
An introduction to synthetic biology. ETC - Format: PDF
Social and Ethical Challenges. Synbiosafe
Article, 2005 - Format: PDF
An introduction - Format: PDF
What is Synthetic Biology?
Synthetic biology explained
Data and Databases
Standard Biological Parts
The Registry of Standard Biological Parts is a collection of ~3200 genetic parts that can be mixed and matched to build synthetic biology devices and systems
ACS Synthetic Biology
... is a monthly peer-reviewed journal dedicated to research in synthetic biology and biological systems. American Chemical Society
Research papers in the field of synthetic biology
PLOS one Synthetic Biology
Open access journal
... is a new open access journal which covers all aspects of synthetic biology; including papers on the mathematical modelling and practical engineering in the field. Oxford Academic
Systems and Synthetic Biology
Discontinue 2015. Springer
The European Association of Students and Post-docs in Synthetic Biology (EUSynBioS) was founded as a student-led initiative in late 2014
Safety and Ethical Aspects of Synthetic Biology. Funded by a grant from the European Commission, EU
Related Books and Scientific Literature: Synthetic Biology
Pier Luigi Luisi, Cristiano Chiarabelli (Editors)
Chemistry plays an important role in the emerging field of synthetic biology, providing the technologies that enable much of the research. In particular, chemical synthetic biology is concerned with the synthesis of new biological macromolecular structures (proteins and nucleic acids) and minimal life forms (semi-synthetic minimal cells) not found in nature, and - in contrast to other aspects of synthetic biology - without the use of genetic manipulation.
Chemical Synthetic Biology is an essential guide to this fascinating new field, and will find a place on the bookshelves of researchers and students working in synthetic chemistry, synthetic and molecular biology, bioengineering, systems biology, computational genomics and bioinformatics.
John Wiley and Sons; 2011
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