Innovative Tools for Crop Breeding

ISAAA SEAsiaCenter holds a public webinar on Innovative Tools in Crop Breeding. The webinar highlights the most used technologies in genome editing: transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) and clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR).

The webinar tackles the following details on TALENs and CRISPR:

  • basic concepts - potential impacts
  • commercialized products
  • products in the pipeline

Dr. Diana Horvath, President of 2Blades Foundation, presents TALENs technology, while CRISPR is tackled by Dr. Jose Botella, Professor of Plant Biotechnology at the University of Queensland, Australia. ISAAA SEAsiaCenter Director Dr. Rhodora Romero-Aldemita moderates the discussions.