Special Issue "Bioprocess Engineering and Enzyme Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: bioremediation; synthetic biology; community engineering
Interests: synthetic biology; metabolomics; natural products
In nature, biological systems are able to conduct highly efficient catabolic and anabolic reactions within the complicated matrix that is the cellular environment. These biochemical reactions are driven by proteinaceous catalysts called enzymes, which are partnered with cofactors and energetic molecules that in combination drive life as we know it. Evolved over millennia, biological systems offer advantages over many conventional chemistries, including stereoselectivity in product formation, activity under mild biological conditions, environmentally friendly byproducts, and others. With advances in our understanding of molecular engineering of organisms and improving biochemical processes through enzyme selection and reaction optimization, the biological synthesis of everything from commodity to fine chemicals is on the horizon, either alone or in concert with organic synthesis. In this Special Issue, we will examine scientific advances in biomanufacturing focusing on traditional cellular-based systems of production, the rise in cell-free systems that rely on transcription/translation machinery in vitro, and synthetic biochemistry systems that utilize purified enzymes for biosynthesis.
Dr. Scott A. Walper
Dr. Gregory A. Ellis
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- synthetic biology
- metabolic engineering