Special Issue "Computational Biology for Metabolic Modelling and Pathway Design"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2022) | Viewed by 2376
Interests: metabolic network analysis; metabolic engineering; synthetic biology; computational systems biology
2. Biological Systems Unit, Okinawa Institute Science and Technology, Kunigami District, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan
Interests: systems biology and systems medicine including human biochemical network reconstruction; modelling of complex biological systems; microbial fuel cells and other biotechnology and bioinformatics applications
Modelling is at the centre of the “DBTL” (Design–Build–Test–Learn) cycle of Synthetic Biology, developed based on test data and used to design new biosystems. Computational reconstruction and analysis of genome-scale metabolic network models (GEMs) are crucial for understanding cellular physiology from a systems level and subsequently providing guidance in the design of new metabolic engineering strategies. The purpose of this Special Issue on “Computational Biology for Metabolic Modelling and Pathway Design” is to demonstrate the latest research on metabolic modelling and its application in metabolic pathway design and engineering strategy design. We invite scientists to submit their original research (as full papers or short communications) and review papers for publication in this Special Issue.
Topics of interest for this Special Issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Reconstruction and analysis of genome-scale metabolic networks;
- New metabolic models with additional constraints (e.g., an enzymatic constraint);
- Integration of metabolic models with omics data;
- Metabolic models of a microbial community;
- New databases/methods/algorithms/tools for the design of new pathways and metabolic engineering strategies;
- AI application in metabolic modelling and metabolic engineering design;
- Non-natural metabolic pathway design.
Prof. Dr. Hongwu Ma
Prof. Dr. Igor Groyanin
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- metabolic model
- metabolic pathway design
- metabolic engineering