Setting patterns and predicting: the role of artificial intelligence in synthetic and natural promoter screening

Ananda Sanches-Medeiros, Leonardo Martins-Santana, Rafael Silva-Rocha


The emergence of the 5th Industrial Revolution, also referred as Synthetic Biology Revolution, arose because of the necessity of generating biological parts to be used for biological circuits design and building (1). The purpose of this new era was established on a hinged possibility of engineering life similarly to computational circuits. From this moment on, there were a growing and constant search for new parts that enable new organism manipulation, metabolism pathway design, gene expression based on cell-type specificity and many other biological processes which depend on cellular behavior.