Modern techniques allow for the direct alteration of the 4 bases that compose the DNA strand. This effectively makes the old methods, which employed inserting foreign DNA strands, obsolete. These, along with traditional methods such as pollination, are the basis of our technology. And we use them to create crops which intend to replace the oil you use for your nail polish, plastics, paints, and even the gasoline and diesel you thought first.
rAAV vectors, CRISP (Cas9), and Zinc Finger Nucleases (ZFN), are the 3 leading gene-edition techniques available today and which can be employed in our research
EUnergyCane: our first project
Our current research is focused on the development of a cold-resistant sugarcane variety able to grow in Europe for the production of several products. Learn more at www.eunergycane.eu