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Mammalian Synthetic Biology

Edited by Jamie Davies

December 2019

ISBN: 9780198841548

144 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

Oxford Biology Primers

Price: £19.99

Written primarily for mid-to-upper level undergraduates, this primer provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities of applying synthetic biological techniques to mammalian cells, tissues, and organisms.

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Written primarily for mid-to-upper level undergraduates, this primer will introduce students to topics at the forefront of the subject that are being applied to probe biological problems, or to address the most pressing issues facing society.

This primer provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities of applying synthetic biological techniques to mammalian cells, tissues, and organisms.

  • Oxford Biology Primers are the only resource to introduce prospective and current students of undergraduate-level bioscience to a range of topics from this dynamic experimental science, enticing readers to study further
  • Its titles directly support two key transitions in the student journey: from school to undergraduate-level study, and from undergraduate to independent researcher
  • Its modular format offers a high degree of flexibility, with teachers being able to draw on specific volumes that augment the post-16 curriculum, university lecturers being able to draw on specific volumes at different stages of the undergraduate curriculum, and with materials from the series being available for access in both print and digital formats

About the Author(s)

Edited by Jamie Davies, Professor of Experimental Anatomy, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Jamie Davies is Professor of Experimental Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh where his interests lie in using techniques of synthetic biology to program cells to make self-constructing, artificial tissues. His lab has been a pioneer in applying synthetic biological techniques to multicellular, mammalian systems and has built and published systems that allow researchers to control the collective behaviour of human cells. As well as publishing 150 research papers and 5 specialist books, he has published a trade science book with OUP (<i>Life Unfolding</i>). He has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Biology, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a Chartered Science Teacher.

Table of Contents

    1: An introduction to mammalian synthetic biology, Jamie A. Davies
    2: Special features of mammalian systems, Jamie A. Davies
    3: Technologies for mammalian synthetic biology, Lenny Nelson and Alistair Elfick
    4: Mammalian synthetic biology as a research tool, Jamie A. Davies
    5: Teaching mammalian cells to make new, useful things, Jamie Billington, Anna Mastela, and Susan J Rosser.
    6: Synthetic biology, stem cells and regenerative medicine, Steven M. Pollard
    7: The ethics of synthetic biology, David Obree