Synthetic Biology

  • Anton Glieder
  • Christian P. Kubicek
  • Diethard Mattanovich
  • Birgit Wiltschi
  • Michael Sauer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Bob Van Hove, Aaron M. Love, Parayil Kumaran Ajikumar, Marjan De Mey
    Pages 1-64
  3. Julia Pitzer, Bob Van Hove, Aaron M. Love, Parayil Kumaran Ajikumar, Marjan De Mey, Anton Glieder
    Pages 65-99
  4. Astrid Weninger, Manuela Killinger, Thomas Vogl
    Pages 101-141
  5. Dong-Woo Lee, Sang Jun Lee
    Pages 229-254
  6. Hans Marx, Stefan Pflügl, Diethard Mattanovich, Michael Sauer
    Pages 255-280
  7. Emel Timucin, O. Ugur Sezerman
    Pages 281-306
  8. Christian P. Kubicek
    Pages 307-335
  9. Dario Cecchi, Sheref S. Mansy
    Pages 337-357
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 359-368

About this book


The emerging field of synthetic biology employs biotechnological approaches to recreate and enhance basic biological structures, intracellular processes and whole organisms. This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the opportunities and challenges of this complex field of biotechnology, which combines various scientific disciplines. It addresses a broad range of topics, including redesigning complex metabolic pathways, DNA/RNA and protein engineering, as well as novel synthetic biomaterials. It discusses both “bottom up” and “top down” approaches and presents the latest genome engineering tools with predictions about how these could change our way of thinking and working. Since the use of synthetic biology raises a number of ethical questions, a chapter is devoted to public awareness and risk management. The book is of interest to scientists from both academia and industry, as well as PhD students and postdocs working in the field.


artificial cell genome synthesis in silico modeling metabolic engineering minimal organism

Editors and affiliations

  • Anton Glieder
    • 1
  • Christian P. Kubicek
    • 2
  • Diethard Mattanovich
    • 3
  • Birgit Wiltschi
    • 4
  • Michael Sauer
    • 5
  1. 1.ACIB GmbHTechnische Universitaet GrazGrazAustria
  2. 2.Research Division Biotechnology and MicrVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  3. 3.Department of BiotechnologyUniversity of Natural Resources and LifeViennaAustria
  4. 4.Austrian Centre of Industrial BiotechnolGrazAustria
  5. 5.Department of BiotechnologyUniversity of Natural Resources and LifeViennaAustria

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