Joyce Van Eck

  • Apr 1, 2019

Date & Location: April 1, 2019, at 4p; Room 101 Biochemistry Building

Subject: Application of gene editing to accelerate improvement of underutilized crops

Host: Rebecca Grumet

About the Speaker

Institution: Boyce Thompson Institute

Research Interests: "The focus of research in the Van Eck laboratory is biotechnological approaches to the study of gene function and crop improvement. For our studies, we apply several genetic engineering strategies to two major food crops: potato and tomato. The development of biotechnological techniques has made it possible to design and introduce gene constructs into plant cells and recover plants that express the introduced genes. Genes of interest to us have the potential to strengthen a plant’s resistance to disease, improve fruit characteristics, and enhance nutritional quality."