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# '''Systems biology as a foundation for genome-scale synthetic biology [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VRV-4KPX8RY-1&_user=709071&_coverDate=10%2F31%2F2006&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000039638&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=709071&md5=7a316893fbee50cab2742cc3b6de73b4  link]
# '''Systems biology as a foundation for genome-scale synthetic biology [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VRV-4KPX8RY-1&_user=709071&_coverDate=10%2F31%2F2006&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000039638&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=709071&md5=7a316893fbee50cab2742cc3b6de73b4  link]
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# '''From systems biology to synthetic biology
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# '''From systems biology to synthetic biology [http://www.nature.com/msb/journal/v1/n1/full/msb4100007.html link]
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# '''Modular approaches to expanding the functions of living matter
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# '''Modular approaches to expanding the functions of living matter [http://www.nature.com/nchembio/journal/v2/n6/abs/nchembio789.html link]
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====Assignment 17: Computational Biology====
====Assignment 17: Computational Biology====
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# '''Modelling cellular behaviour
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# '''Modelling cellular behaviour [http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v409/n6818/abs/409391a0.html link]
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# '''Bioinformatics analysis for genome design and synthetic biology
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# '''Bioinformatics analysis for genome design and synthetic biology [http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/login.jsp?url=/iel5/10363/32966/01544358.pdf link]
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====Assignment 18: Biological networks====
====Assignment 18: Biological networks====
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# '''Biological networks
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# '''Biological networks [http://www.ecs.umass.edu/~mettu/ece697s/papers/systems%20biology/biological%20networks.pdf link]
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# '''Programming and engineering biological networks
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# '''Programming and engineering biological networks [http://lib.bioinfo.pl/pmid:16842994 link]
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====Assignment 19: Metabolic modeling====
====Assignment 19: Metabolic modeling====
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# '''Use of genome-scale microbial models for metabolic engineering
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# '''Use of genome-scale microbial models for metabolic engineering [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VRV-4B7YPJB-1&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=5a4f561f1c766eca10ec53e1ab9223be link]
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# '''Microbial regulatory and metabolic networks
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# '''Microbial regulatory and metabolic networks [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VRV-4PGXF5M-1&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=1df4f4d6151384eac22f5b5f37ad7d43 link]
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====Assignment 20: RNA synthetic biology====
====Assignment 20: RNA synthetic biology====
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# '''RNA synthetic biology
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# '''RNA synthetic biology [http://www.bu.edu/abl/files/naturebiotech_isaacs.pdf link]
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# '''RNA and RNP as new molecular parts in synthetic biology
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# '''RNA and RNP as new molecular parts in synthetic biology [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T3C-4PCGRPV-1&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=59ffbe8c79641a38cdf9d39750e8a7ae link]
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====Assignment 21: The future of synthetic biology====
====Assignment 21: The future of synthetic biology====
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# '''Synthetic biology: Navigating the challenges ahead
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# '''Synthetic biology: Navigating the challenges ahead [http://openwetware.org/images/0/02/Aj_bhutkar_synth_bio_jbb_2005.pdf link]
# '''Economics of synthetic biology [http://www.nature.com/msb/journal/v3/n1/full/msb4100161.html link]
# '''Economics of synthetic biology [http://www.nature.com/msb/journal/v3/n1/full/msb4100161.html link]
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CHE.496: Biological Systems Design Seminar

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Assigned Readings

Assignment 1: Synthetic biology overview

  1. Intelligent Design link
  2. Extreme genetic engineering: an introduction to synthetic biology link

Assignment 2: Foundational technologies

  1. Foundations for engineering biology link
  2. Synthetic biology: promises and challenges link
  3. The iGEM competition: building with biology link

Assignment 3: Engineering principles

  1. Synthetic biology - putting engineering into biology link
  2. Synthetic biology: new engineering rules for an emerging discipline link

Assignment 4: Genetic programming

  1. Idempotent vector design for standard assembly of biobricks link
  2. Genetic parts to program bacteria link

Assignment 5: Natural biological parts

  1. Another side of genomics: Synthetic biology as a means for the exploitation of whole-genome sequence information link
  2. Codon bias and heterologous protein expression link

Assignment 6: Practical applications

  1. Advances in synthetic biology: on the path from prototypes to applications link
  2. Molecular switches for cellular sensors link

Assignment 7: Social implications

  1. The promises and perils of synthetic biology link
  2. DNA synthesis and biological security link

Assignment 8: Engineering biology

  1. A partnership between biology and engineering link
  2. Fast, cheap and somewhat in control link

Assignment 9: Biological machines

  1. Designing biological systems link
  2. Biology by design: Reduction and synthesis of cellular components and behavior link

Assignment 10: Minimal genomes

  1. Essential genes of a minimal bacterium link
  2. Leaner and meaner genomes in E. coli link

Assignment 11: Minimal cells

  1. Toward synthesis of a minimal cell link
  2. Rebuilding microbial genomes link

Assignment 12: Genetic circuit engineering

  1. A synthetic oscillatory network of transcriptional regulators link
  2. Construction of a genetic toggle switch in Escherichia coli link

Assignment 13: Genetic circuit engineering

  1. Environmentally controlled invasion of cancer cells by engineered bacteria link
  2. Environmental signal integration by a modular AND gate link

Assignment 14: Metabolic pathway engineering

  1. Bioengineering novel in vitro metabolic pathways using synthetic biology link
  2. Production of the antimalarial drug precursor artemisinic acid in engineered yeast link

Assignment 15: Systems biology

  1. The evolution of molecular biology into systems biology link
  2. Integrating 'omic information: A bridge between genomics and systems biology link

Assignment 16: Systems biology and synthetic biology

  1. Systems biology as a foundation for genome-scale synthetic biology link
  2. From systems biology to synthetic biology link
  3. Modular approaches to expanding the functions of living matter link

Assignment 17: Computational Biology

  1. Modelling cellular behaviour link
  2. Bioinformatics analysis for genome design and synthetic biology link

Assignment 18: Biological networks

  1. Biological networks link
  2. Programming and engineering biological networks link

Assignment 19: Metabolic modeling

  1. Use of genome-scale microbial models for metabolic engineering link
  2. Microbial regulatory and metabolic networks link

Assignment 20: RNA synthetic biology

  1. RNA synthetic biology link
  2. RNA and RNP as new molecular parts in synthetic biology link

Assignment 21: The future of synthetic biology

  1. Synthetic biology: Navigating the challenges ahead link
  2. Economics of synthetic biology link
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