Synthetic Biology in Therapeutics and Healthcare: Innovations and Applications

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 Mar 2024.

Topic Editors (4)

Mathias  Foo Dr. Mathias Foo 
Topic Editor
School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
Interests: Systems and Synthetic Biology; Dynamical Modelling; Control Design of Biological System
Jiandong  Huang Prof. Jiandong Huang 
Topic Editor
School of Biomedical Sciences, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hongkong, Hong Kong, China
Interests: Synthetic Biology; Intracellular Transportation; Genetic Engineering
Shuobo  Shi Dr. Shuobo Shi 
Topic Editor
Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering, College of Life Science and Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
Interests: Metabolic Engineering; Synthetic Biology
Masahito  Yamagata Dr. Masahito Yamagata 
Topic Editor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Interests: Neural Circuit Formation; Adhesion Molecule; Extracellular Matrix; Connectomics; Synthetic Biology; Genome Editing; Recombinant Antibodies, Single-cell Transcriptomics

Topic Collection Information

Topic Introduction

Synthetic biology is a rapidly evolving field that combines elements of engineering, biology, and AI/computer science to create and modify biological systems with unprecedented precision and control. This special issue aims to showcase the latest advancements in synthetic biology and their applications in therapeutics and healthcare. The collection will cover a broad range of topics, including gene editing technologies, engineered cells and tissues, novel drug delivery systems, microbiome engineering and the development of innovative diagnostic tools. Additionally, the issue will explore the ethical, legal, and social implications of synthetic biology in medicine and discuss the challenges and opportunities for the future of this exciting field. 


  • Synthetic Biology
  • Therapeutics
  • Healthcare
  • Gene Editing
  • Engineered Cells
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Drug Delivery
  • Diagnostics
  • Ethics
  • Precision Medicine
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology


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