Crop improvement, Biotechnology: Transgenics/Genetic engineering
Farming Systems, Crops and Livestock Systems
06 Dec 19
Workshop on gene editing held at ICRISAT
Gene-Editing, CRISPR, Cas Technology, Cloning, GuideRNA, National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Livestock improvement
Genetic Gains Program
APAARI, BIRAC-BioNEST, NARS participants hailed from - India, Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Egypt, Senegal, Kenya and Rwanda.
Dr Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur
ICRISAT Happenings 1831-2, 06 December 2019
Twenty crop scientists from Asia and Africa were trained for two weeks at ICRISAT on gene-editing tools, including the increasingly popular CRISPR/Cas technology. From trait selection to validation of edited plants, specific sessions were conducted on designing strategies for gene editing, basic gene-editing workflows, cloning of the guideRNA (gRNA) and their delivery in plant cells. The trainees also had an exposure visit to National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB), Hyderabad, to acquaint themselves with applications of gene editing in livestock improvement. During the two-week training program, a number of national and international experts served as resource persons discussing various tools, methodologies and applications of emerging gene-editing technologies in agriculture.
06 Dec 19