Location: Crop Improvement and Protection ResearchTitle: Agriculture in the 21st century: How fundamental science can drive innovation to feed the world
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/7/2019
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: By 2050, crop production will need to double to feed the world's growing population. But how can we achieve this goal, considering the numerous biotic and abiotic challenges that limit our ability to grow food to our maximum potential? This seminar will provide personal research experiences of how understanding complex biological problems can be used to develop new solutions to address global and local challenges in agriculture production. Talking points will include genomics, transcriptomics, RNA interference, and CRISPR technologies to manage insects and insect-transmitted viruses.