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Cutting-edge genomics to unravel the genetic basis of disease resistance in crop plants 2
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 -Plant Science
Division -Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Field of Study -Crop Genetics
About the Researcher
Desired Project Deliverables
Training in crop genomics, bioinformatics, phytopathology, and molecular biology