Lessons on Synthetic Bioarchitectures

Interaction of Living Matter with Synthetic Structural Analogues

  • Eva-Kathrin Ehmoser-Sinner
  • Cherng-Wen Darren Tan

Part of the Learning Materials in Biosciences book series (LMB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Eva-Kathrin Ehmoser-Sinner, Cherng-Wen Darren Tan
    Pages 1-10
  3. Eva-Kathrin Ehmoser-Sinner, Cherng-Wen Darren Tan
    Pages 11-20
  4. Eva-Kathrin Ehmoser-Sinner, Cherng-Wen Darren Tan
    Pages 21-27
  5. Eva-Kathrin Ehmoser-Sinner, Cherng-Wen Darren Tan
    Pages 29-39
  6. Eva-Kathrin Ehmoser-Sinner, Cherng-Wen Darren Tan
    Pages 41-56
  7. Eva-Kathrin Ehmoser-Sinner, Cherng-Wen Darren Tan
    Pages 57-65

About this book

Introduction

This textbook discusses the new relationship between artificial, synthetic material and living matter, and presents defined examples of approaches aiming for the creation of artificial cells. It also offers insights into the world of synthetic biology from its origins to the present day, showing what is currently possible in this discipline. Furthermore, it examines the ethical concerns and potential threats posed by this new field.

The textbook is based on a lecture of the same title, held for master’s students at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, and is primarily intended for students of synthetic biology, biotechnology and bioengineering. It is also of interest to research scientists from other disciplines wishing to learn more about the state of the art of synthetic biology and its future.


Keywords

synthetic biology biomimetics polymer membranes artificial membranes synthetic cells risk assessments autopoiesis synthetic proteins

Authors and affiliations

  • Eva-Kathrin Ehmoser-Sinner
    • 1
  • Cherng-Wen Darren Tan
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Synthetic BioarchitecturesUniversity of Natural Resources and Life SciencesViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute for Synthetic BioarchitecturesUniversity of Natural Resources and Life SciencesViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73123-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73122-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73123-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-6125
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-6133
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