Systems Biotechnology treats the basic and applied aspects of physiology and metabolism of microorganisms. Of particular interest is the impact of introduced genetic and environmental perturbations on the metabolic network. The understanding of interrelations between different intracellular biochemical processes is a prerequisite for rational cell engineering approaches.
Starts from the principles of this rather new approach and develops promising applications in a methodological and instructive manner.
Offers numerous examples.
Elmar Heinzle, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany.