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Book chapters

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1. The cell as a factory

2. What makes up a cell


3. The dynamics of metabolic systems

4. Metabolic flux distributions

5. Optimal metabolic fluxes in constraint-based models

6. Metabolic pathways and their enzyme efficiency

7. Metabolism in states of maximal enzyme efficiency


8. Models of growing cells


9. Large resource allocation models of cells


10. Optimal cell behavior in time


11. Control of cell division

12. Metabolic diversity in cell populations


13. Cells facing uncertainty

14. Economy of organ shapes and function