Company: University of Minnesota
Job title: Professor
Dr. Zhang is currently an Assistant Professor at Center for Precision Plant Genomics and the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of Minnesota. His research is focused on crop improvement using genome editing and synthetic genomic approaches. Prior to joining UMN, Dr. Zhang co-founded Calyxt Inc and served as Chief Operating Officer to develop highly efficient genome editing technologies for crop development. During his tenure at Calyxt, he led to develop a number of gene-edited crop varieties including high oleic soybean, low acrylamide potato, and high digestibility Alfalfa. Dr. Zhang is a co-inventor of the TALEN genome editing technology. Dr. Zhang obtained my Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 2005, and conducted the postdoctoral research at University of Georgia and University of Minnesota.
Transgene Free Genome Editing in Plants by Delivering CRISPR/Cas as Ribonucleoproteins (RNPs) 11:00 am
Discussing the strategy and benefits of transgene-free genome editing for crop improvement Presenting the method to enable highly efficient transgene free genome editing in plants Comparison of efficiency and specificity of different CRISPR/Cas systems when delivered as RNP in plantsRead more
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