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Cell-Free Synthetic Biology


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Yuan Lu
    Pages 21-25
  3. Yuan Lu
    Pages 27-30
  4. Yuan Lu
    Pages 31-35
  5. Yuan Lu
    Pages 37-37

About this book


This book describes advanced studies in cell-free synthetic biology, an emerging biotechnology that focuses on cell-free protein synthesis and cell-free systems for fundamental and industrial research in areas such as genetic circuit design, small-molecule synthesis, complicated-macromolecule synthesis, unnatural-macromolecule synthesis, high-throughput screening, artificial cells, and biomaterials. Cell-free synthetic biology is now an integral part of developing fields like nanotechnology, materials science, and personalized medicine. 

The book discusses the main research directions in the development of cell-free systems, as well as a number of applications of cell-free synthetic biology, ranging from structural biology to the human health industry. It is intended for students and researchers in life sciences, synthetic biology, bioengineering, and chemical engineering.


Artificial cell Cell-free biology Cell-free protein synthesis Cell-free synthetic enzymatic pathway Cell-free synthetic biology Cell-free system Cell-free translation system In vitro compartmentalization In vitro synthetic biology Minimal cell

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Biochemical EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cell-Free Synthetic Biology
  • Authors Yuan Lu
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-1170-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-1171-0
  • Series ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5318
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 37
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering
    Biochemical Engineering
    Protein Science
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