Systems Metabolic Engineering - Hal Alper and Christoph Wittmann edit Special Issue in Biotechnology Journal

Hal Alper (University of Texas) and Christoph Wittmann (Technical University of Braunschweig)

Systems metabolic engineering becomes a paradigm for the development and optimization of industrial microorganisms. Innovative approaches for systems-wide experimental and theoretical analysis of cells and their environment now enable the rational design of cells with desired properties as biological mini-plants. In the current issue of "Systems Metabolic Engineering" of the prestigious Biotechnology Journal, Hal Alper (University of Texas) and Christoph Wittmann (Technical University of Braunschweig) highlight cutting-edge methods and concepts and first success stories that now begin to move the "cell factory by design" from vision to industrial practice. The issue contains an editorial, a series of research papers and review articles by international experts in the field, as well as topic comments and book reviews.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291860-7314

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/biot.v8.5/issuetoc