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Improvement of transgene expression and gene silencing in transgenic plants

Objective

This proposal seeks to exploit plant-specific gene silencing mechanisms to develop new strategies for the prevention of transgenic silencing and for the controlled use of gene silencing for the inactivation of endogenous genes and gene families in crop plants. The project combines novel basic research elements with the application of these results in modern agriculture for the benefit of the consumer and European industry, as it is expected to develop strategies for a safe and reliable use of a commercially highly important technology.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
United Kingdom

Participants (10)

AUSTRIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Austria
Address
Billrothstrasse 11
5020 Salzburg
FLANDERS INTERUNIVERSITY INSTITUTE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY VZW
Belgium
Address
Rijvisschestraat 120
9052 Zwijnaarde
John Innes Centre
United Kingdom
Address
Sainsbury Laboratory Colney Lane
NR4 7UH Norwich
NOVARTIS FORSCHUNGSSTIFTUNG, ZWEIGNIEDERLASSUNG FRIEDRICH MIESCHER-INSTITUT FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
Switzerland
Address
Maulbeerstrasse 66
Basel
PLANT BREEDING AND ACCLIMATIZATION INSTITUTE
Poland
Address
Radzikow
05 870 Blondie
SYNGENTA LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
European Regional Centre, Priestley Road, Surrey R
GU2 7YH Guildford
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Sutton Bonington Campus
LE12 5RD Loughborough
UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM - VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERWIJS
Netherlands
Address
1087,De Boelelaan 1087
1081 HV Amsterdam
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Lawickse Allee 166
6700 AJ Wageningen