Synthetic Biology is characterized by a forward engineering approach to the design of biological systems implementing desired functionalities. The Synthetic Biology design cycle benefits from the understanding and the proper representation of the underling biological complexity, allowing predicting the behavior of the target system. Considering the intrinsic nature of the systems to be designed with a Systems Biology perspective is a key requirement to support the Synthetic Biology design cycle. In particular, good models for synthetic biological systems must express hierarchy, encapsulation, selective communication, spatiality, quantitative mechanisms, and stochasticity. Computational models in general not only properly handle such modeling requirements. They can also manage heterogeneous information in compositional processes, support formal analysis and simulation, and can further be exploited for knowledge interchange among the scientific community. In particular, the nets-within-nets formalism expresses all of these features providing high flexibility in the modeling task. The formalism is well suited to represent heterogeneous systems and in general provide an extraordinary expressivity. This is achieved thanks its capability of tuning the abstraction level in each part of the model.

Computational Tools for Applying Multi-level Models to Synthetic Biology / Bardini, R.; Politano, G.; Benso, A.; Di Carlo, S. - In: Synthetic Biology: Omics Tools and Their Applications / S. Singh. - STAMPA. - Singapore : Springer, 2018. - ISBN 978-981-10-8692-2. - pp. 95-112 [10.1007/978-981-10-8693-9_7]

Computational Tools for Applying Multi-level Models to Synthetic Biology

R. Bardini;G. Politano;A. Benso;S. Di Carlo
2018

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Synthetic Biology is characterized by a forward engineering approach to the design of biological systems implementing desired functionalities. The Synthetic Biology design cycle benefits from the understanding and the proper representation of the underling biological complexity, allowing predicting the behavior of the target system. Considering the intrinsic nature of the systems to be designed with a Systems Biology perspective is a key requirement to support the Synthetic Biology design cycle. In particular, good models for synthetic biological systems must express hierarchy, encapsulation, selective communication, spatiality, quantitative mechanisms, and stochasticity. Computational models in general not only properly handle such modeling requirements. They can also manage heterogeneous information in compositional processes, support formal analysis and simulation, and can further be exploited for knowledge interchange among the scientific community. In particular, the nets-within-nets formalism expresses all of these features providing high flexibility in the modeling task. The formalism is well suited to represent heterogeneous systems and in general provide an extraordinary expressivity. This is achieved thanks its capability of tuning the abstraction level in each part of the model.
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Synthetic Biology: Omics Tools and Their Applications
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