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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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