Congratulations, Dr. Moises Exposito-Alonso!

‘Summa cum laude’ for thesis on climate change & evolution

Moi defended his thesis on climate change and genetic evolution in Arabidopsis thaliana yesterday. For his effort, he was awarded a ‘summa cum laude’ — with distinction. The examiners agreed … Read the rest

Congratulations, Dr. Effie Symeonidi!

Another PhD thesis graduate of WeigelWorld

Effie defended her thesis ‘Studying salicylic acid function in natural accessions of Arabidopsis thaliana using CRISPR/Cas technology’. She applied CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing of the same gene (ICS1) to multiple accessions, developed with … Read the rest

European plant scientists speak up for CRISPR

Position paper by Europe’s leading plant scientists

European scientists unite to safeguard precision breeding for sustainable agriculture

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Detlef to debate Renate Künast on October 29

Public debate at DAI Heidelberg

Detlef will debate Member of Parliament and former Federal Minister for Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture Renate Künast (Green Party) on genome editing.

Im grünen Bereich?

Monday, October 29, 2018, 8 pm

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New plant factors linked to DNA methylation

EFFECTOR OF TRANSCRIPTION factors are novel plant?specific regulators associated with genomic DNA methylation in Arabidopsis

Tedeschi et al., New Pyhtologist, online September 25, 2018

Plant-specific EFFECTORS OF TRANSCRIPTION (ET) are characterised by a variable number of highly conserved ET repeats, … Read the rest

Congratulations, Dr. Leily Rabbani!

Leily successfully defended her PhD thesis on building and using a genome graph.

Congratulations, Leily!

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