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Luisi Lab Publications - Books

Books authored and co-authored by members of the Luisi Lab.

Luisi, P. L., Stano, P. (Eds.)
The Minimal Cell
The Biophysics of Cell Compartment and the Origin of Cell Functionality

Springer, 1st Edition., 2011, X, ISBN: 978-90-481-9943-3
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Luisi, P. L., Chiarabelli, C. (Eds.)
Chemical Synthetic Biology
Wiley, May 2011, ISBN: 978-0-470-71397-6
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Luisi, P. L.
La Vida Emergente
Tusquets; Tra edition (May 1, 2010), ISBN-10: 8483832046, ISBN-13: 978-8483832042
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The Japanese version of this book have also been published; available on Amazon.

Stano, P.; Murtas, G.; Luisi, P. L.
Semi-Synthetic Minimal Cells: New Advancements and Perspectives.
In:“Protocells: Bridging Nonliving and Living Matter”, Rasmussen, S.; Bedau, M. A.; Chen, L.; Deamer, D.; Krakauer, D. C.; Packard, N. H.; Stadler, P. F. (Eds.), MIT Press, 2009, Cambridge, Massachusetts; pp. 39-70.
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La Rocca, G.; Minervini, G.; Evangelista, G.; Luisi, P. L.; Polticelli, F.
Porting Biological Applications in Grid: An Experience within the EUChinaGRID Framework.
In: Grid Computing (Proceedings of the International Symposium on Grid Computintg (ISGC 2007: Acad Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan), S. C. Lin (Ed.), Springer US, New York, 2009; pp. 67-71.

Luisi, P. L., with Houshmand Z.
Mind and Life: Discussions with the Dalai Lama on the Nature of Reality
Columbia University Press: 2008

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Stano P.
Self-reproduction of vesicles and other compartments: a review.
In CRC Handbook of Surface and Colloid Chemistry – Third Edition – 2009, K. S. Birdi (ed.) CRC PRESS, Taylor and Francis Group LLC, Boca Raton, FL, USA; pp. 681-701.

Bich, L.; Damiano, L.
Order in the nothing: Autopoiesis and the Organizational Characterization of the Living
In: Physics of Emergence and Organization, I. Licata, A. Sakaji (ed.), World Scientific Publishing Company, 2008, pp. 339-370.

Stano, P., Luisi, P. L.
Precellular Evolution: Vesicles and Protocells.
In: Prebiotic Evolution and Astrobiology. J.T. Wong and A. Lazcano (eds.), Landes Bioscience 2008
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Luisi, P. L.
Chemical Aspects of Synthetic Biology
In: Origin of Life: Chemical Approach, P. Herdewijn, M. V. Kisakürek (Eds.), VHCA: Zurich and Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KgaA, Weinheim, 2008.
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Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Self-reproduction of micelles, reverse micelles and vesicles. Compartments disclose a general transformation pattern.
In: Advances on Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, A. Leitmannova Liu (Ed.)., Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2008, pp. 221-263.

Stano, P.; Ferri, F.; Luisi, P. L.
From the minimal genome to the minimal cell: theoretical and experimental investigations.
In “Life as we know it (Series: Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology; vol. 10)”, ed. J. Seckbach, Springer, Berlin, 2006, pp. 181-198.

Luisi, P. L.
The Emergence of Life: from Chemical Origin to Synthetic Biology
Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Walde, P.
Preparation of Vesicles (Liposomes)
ASP Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2003), Ed. H. S. Nalwa, Vol. 9, 43-79.

P.L. Luisi
Some open questions about the origin of life
In: Fundamentals of Life, Elsevier Paris, ISBN 2-84299-303-9, 287-301, 2002

T. Oberholzer
Nucleic Acid-Dependent Enzymatic Reactions in Conventional Liposomes and Giant Vesicles
In: CRC Handbook of Surface and Colloid Chemistry, K. S. Birdi (ed.), ISBN 0849310792, August 2002, pp 611-622

P.L. Luisi, T. Oberholzer
Origin of life on Earth: Molecular Biology in Liposomes as an Approach to the Minimal Cell
In: The Bridge between the Big Bang and Biology, F. Giovanelli (ed.), CNR Pres., 345-355 2001

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