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Tiny Scissors: Gene Editing for the Future of Food

This event takes place in an accessible venue with step free access.
Past event - 2022
11 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Cafe Bar Marzano, The Forum,
Norwich NR2 1TF
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The technology to improve crops is constantly evolving, and researchers have now developed new tools which can achieve things we previously couldn’t even dream of. Join us to learn how this exciting new science is paving the way to the future of food!

Rewiring biology to save the banana

Dr Luke Braidwood (Team Lead at Tropic Biosciences)
The bananas we know and love may soon be wiped out by Panama disease, rice blast fungus destroys enough rice each year to feed 60 million people, and decaffeinating coffee requires expensive and power-consuming factories. At Tropic Biosciences we use state-of-the-art gene editing techniques to address these problems.

Melons to wheat: Gene editing for a healthy treat

Josh Waites (PhD Researcher at John Innes Centre)
The striking colour difference between green and orange-fleshed melons is the result of a tiny natural difference in melons DNA sequence. In this talk you will learn how and why we are using a cutting-edge technology, called Gene Editing, to introduce this same DNA sequence into wheat, to make our food more nutritious.
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