Cutting-edge genomics to unravel the genetic basis of disease resistance in crop plants


Project Description

A significant proportion of the global crop harvest is lost to diseases each year. A better understanding of the genetic and molecular components that control disease resistance in crop plants is thus of paramount importance to breed the cultivars capable of feeding 9-10 billion people by 2050.The isolation of disease resistance genes from the important cereal crop plants wheat and barley is very challenging because these two crop species have very large and complex genomes. Our group has developed novel and rapid gene cloning approaches that combine the latest developments in genomics, molecular biology and bioinformatics.This internship offers the possibility to learn these novel approaches and to be actively involved in a hands-on gene cloning project.
Program - BioScience
Division - Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Field of Study - Crop genetics

About the

Simon Krattinger

Simon Krattinger

Desired Project Deliverables

​Training in crop genomics, bioinformatics, phytopathology, and molecular biology​