Abstract—We present the properties of simple biological systems which are similar to the properties of computer structures that are used today. Biological computer structures can therefore be synthetized in these manners. In order to design such systems more straightforwardly, in silico approaches, i.e. computer modeling can be used. We present the basic steps for the design of biological computer structures among which modeling is described in details. Different models of potential biological computer structures can be established and their analysis can be made before in vivo realization. Here we present a sample model of such system and its analysis from the computer structure's viewpoint. In order to perform such analysis different metrics are introduced.
Index Terms—Synthetic biology; Unconventional computing; Transcription based logic; Gene regulatory networks; Modeling
Miha Moškon is with the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer
and Information science, Tržaška cesta 25, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Miha Mraz is with the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information science, Tržaška cesta 25, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cite: Miha Moškon and Miha Mraz, "Modeling As the Essential Step in the Construction of Biological Computer Structures," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 185-189, 2011.