Biological engineering

Bioengineering is the application of the principles of engineering and natural sciences to tissues, cells and molecules. Bioengineering differs from biotechnology, which deals with the implementation of biological knowledge for industrial processes.

An example of successful bioengineering represents the reversal of the β - oxidation pathway in E. coli is (further details at: reverse beta- oxidation), which succeeded in 2011, the Rice University in Houston. This way, realized in the appropriate microorganisms can produce biofuels more efficiently than the normal fatty acid synthesis.