Abstract

Automation is increasingly being employed in the life sciences. New control problems are arising as a result, few with simple off-the-shelf solutions. This paper discusses some of the scheduling and control problems associated with automation in synthetic biology. It specifically focuses on the challenges associated with robotics, drawing heavily from our own experiences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. No solution are presented and only the problems discussed. The goal is to motivate research in the process systems engineering community to solve problems in this new field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)996-1001
Number of pages6
JournalIFAC-PapersOnLine
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015
Event9th IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes, ADCHEM 2015 - Whistler, Canada
Duration: Jun 7 2015Jun 10 2015

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Automation
Process engineering
Systems engineering
Robotics
Scheduling
Synthetic Biology

Keywords

  • Control
  • Genetic engineering
  • Robotics
  • Scheduling
  • Supply chain
  • Synthetic biology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Control challenges in synthetic biology. / Rao, Christopher V.

In: IFAC-PapersOnLine, Vol. 28, No. 8, 01.07.2015, p. 996-1001.

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