Company: University of Missouri
Job title: Professor
Dr. Bing Yang is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri, and a member and Principal Investigator at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. He received PhD degree in plant pathology at Kansas State University. Yang’s research areas include developing and applying gene editing tool kits for basic understanding of disease biology of crops, as well as for genetically engineering of crop plants with improved traits. Specifically, his group has developed a suite of toolsets for high-efficiency genome editing in crop plants such as rice, maize, wheat, sorghum and soybean. His research also focuses on basic understanding of host susceptibility/resistance to bacterial infection and using genome editing tools to engineer disease resistant rice varieties.
Challenges & Advantages of Multiplex Editing in Crop Genomes 8:40 am
Editing several genes in the same timeframe poses unique challenges Realizing the hurdles specific to plants to overcome, including polyploidy and crop type Highlighting current work with the promise of delivering multiple specific edits at onceRead more
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