Special Issue: Plant BioDesign Hub

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The Science Partner Journal BioDesign Research is now considering submissions for its first special issue: Plant BioDesign Hub.

Scope

As a follow-up to the article "Plant Biosystems Design Research Roadmap 1.0", this special issue aims to establish an advanced, forward-thinking platform for international collaboration on plant biodesign research. The special issue will summarize current knowledge for plant biodesign, enable design–build–test–learn tools driven by artificial intelligence (AI), and explore the potential of automation for plant biodesign, presented as three themes within the issue:

  • Theme 1: Biological Parts for Plant Biodesign
  • Theme 2: AI-Based Learning for Plant Biodesign
  • Theme 3: Automation for Plant Biodesign

The articles published in the Plant BioDesign Hub special issue will also be highlighted at the annual International BioDesign Research Conference. The 1st International BioDesign Research Conference was held virtually in December 2020; this successful conference attracted nearly 8,000 registrants and featured more than 60 world-renowned experts. The 2nd International BioDesign Research Conference is tentatively scheduled to be held in-person and virtually in October 2021.

    Submission Deadlines

    Submission deadlines vary based on theme:

    • Theme 1: Biological Parts for Plant Biodesign –– Deadline: Aug. 31, 2021
    • Theme 2: AI-Based Learning for Plant Biodesign –– Deadline: Mar. 31, 2022
    • Theme 3: Automation for Plant Biodesign –– Deadline: Mar. 31, 2023

      Submission Instructions

      Please indicate in your cover letter that your submission is intended for inclusion in the Plant BioDesign Hub special issue, ensuring to also indicate the theme of your submission (Biological Parts for Plant Biodesign, AI-Based Learning for Plant Biodesign, or Automation for Plant Biodesign).

      Table of Contents

      As articles within the special issue are published they will appear below.

      Theme 1: Biological Parts for Plant Biodesign


      Biological Parts for Plant Biodesign to Enhance Land-Based Carbon Dioxide Removal

      Xiaohan Yang, Degao Liu, Haiwei Lu, David J. Weston, Jin-Gui Chen, Wellington Muchero, Stanton Martin, Yang Liu, Md Mahmudul Hassan, Guoliang Yuan, Udaya C. Kalluri, Timothy J. Tschaplinski, Julie C. Mitchell, Stan D. Wullschleger, and Gerald A. Tuskan

      BioDesign Research, Article ID 9798714, In Press