Special Issue "Biocomputing and Synthetic Biology in Cells"
A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 September 2020.
Prof. Dr. Quan Zou
Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China
Interests: bioinformatics; molecular computing; sequence alignment; systems biology
Biocomputing and synthetic biology have been two of the most exciting emerging fields in recent years. Biocomputing focuses on developing novel computational models beyond the Turing machine, such as DNA computing and membrane computing. It aims at to create a super machine in cells without any silicon. Synthetic biology, a more detailed extension of biocomputing, involves the design of circuits, simulations, and cell analysis. It is interdisciplinary, involving the chemical industry, biotechnology, computer science and mathematics.
For this Special Issue, we invite the submission of papers on new emerging topics or computational techniques in biocomputing and synthetic biology, particularly those involving interdisciplinary research.
Prof. Quan Zou
Manuscript Submission Information
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- DNA computing
- membrane computing
- neural computing
- computational systems biology
- synthetic biology
- bio-inspired computing
- DNA storage