Future Proofing our Crops with Precision Gene Editing

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What if there were no more bananas because of disease? What if drought wiped out our grain crops? What if our farming lands couldn’t produce enough food to feed everyone? All of these are a possibility and pose a real threat to our food security. What am I doing about it? I’m using gene editing technology to develop ways to make better crop plants. Plant genomes are very complicated and it is difficult and time consuming to modify plant genes. I am using CRISPR-Cas9 technology to develop more precise and efficient ways to modify plant genes. These methods can be used to make plants that are more resilient to pests and diseases and more drought hardy with increased yield. Queensland’s economic wellbeing is heavily reliant on the agricultural industry, and my research will not only have significant financial benefits for the State, but also ensure we are at the forefront of research.

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paul kirkwood
over 1 year ago

Agricultural research is just as if not more important than cancer research but does not get the recognition it deserves.

Rafael Naim
over 1 year ago

Good work peta

muhammad khalid
over 1 year ago

very interesting. good luck.

Thaanis Kumar
over 1 year ago

Wonderful. Good Luck!!

AHMAD ASRI
over 1 year ago

Good luck!!!

Mina Naim
over 1 year ago

Well done!

Fahim Naim
over 1 year ago

So proud of you.

Tam Khil
over 1 year ago

Good job peta

Ali Abbas
over 1 year ago

Very impressed. Good luck

Tarek Kamel
over 1 year ago

Good work

Nazlin Ali
over 1 year ago

Excellent Work.. Good luck..

Hamid Amini Moghadam
over 1 year ago

Good work my friend!

Mohammed Elhakim
over 1 year ago

Great work , keep it up

Ethan Hari
over 1 year ago

Amazing work

Barak Obama
over 1 year ago

World Needs You

Wan Hanafi Wan Hussain
over 1 year ago

Excellent job. Keep it up!

Steve Jobling
over 1 year ago

Gene editing has huge potential for improving agriculture so congrats for being at the forefront of this field

Mostafa Esmaeili
over 1 year ago

Good luck!

Mika Enriquez
over 1 year ago

Good luck!

Rambo Naim
over 1 year ago

this will end poverty

David Yaqub
over 1 year ago

It’s litt ?

Farhad Faramarzi
over 1 year ago

Very impressive Research.
Good Luck!

Kiki Zhou
over 1 year ago

Nice project

Qin Li
over 1 year ago

What a great undertaking!

Sia Fuchs
over 1 year ago

Impressive

Brian Owen
over 1 year ago

Good Luck

Alex Morris
over 1 year ago

Great job! Good luck!

James Lee
over 1 year ago

Fantastic project. Good luck

Anastasiya Newton
over 1 year ago

Wonderful work, Fatima

Mary Burton
over 1 year ago

Great project Fatima

EMMA HARRISON
over 1 year ago

Fantastic Fatima Woohoo

Olivia Copper
over 1 year ago

This is just the beginning

Emily Ford
over 1 year ago

Inspirational work

Mia Zhang
over 1 year ago

Exciting

Ali Shojaeipour
over 1 year ago

Great research idea with high potential. Good Luck!

Hari Singh
over 1 year ago

Good luck

David Hudson
over 1 year ago

This is exciting

Chiyo Tanaka
over 1 year ago

がんばろう

Fatima Naim
over 1 year ago

Thank you all... you are too generous

Vivian Blake
over 1 year ago

Fantastic work Fatima, keep it up

Wang Jun
over 1 year ago

Your project could be a game changer, good luck

Aatash Afzali
over 1 year ago

Brilliant!

Mujghan Tokhi
over 1 year ago

WELL DONE! So proud of you

Raheel Naim
over 1 year ago

Yay so good!

Ebisu Nakamura
over 1 year ago

Good luck

Ali Almadi
over 1 year ago

Reseach of future, good luck Fatima

Wang Ping
over 1 year ago

Great work Fatima! Both in the lab and with the community!

Dana Gordon
over 1 year ago

Great research, researcher and video

Shugufa Zia
over 1 year ago

Make it happen.
You can do it.

Piper Morgan
over 1 year ago

Keep pushing the boundaries back

David Chan
over 1 year ago

Best wishes, Fatima

Reza Deldadeh
over 1 year ago

Good Luck Fatima

Pushkar Shrestha
over 1 year ago

Very interesting and important project, Fatima. All the best.

Tao Cai
over 1 year ago

Amazing research, Good Luck Fatima.

Scott Freeman
over 1 year ago

You can do it!

Rezvan Rashid
over 1 year ago

Impressive! Good Luck

Mandana Afshar
over 1 year ago

What a topic! what a researcher! amazing

Zia Maghdor
over 1 year ago

Hope you win

George Anderson
over 1 year ago

This project is a future for FOOD SECURITY!

Avril Rezvan
over 1 year ago

Well done and best of luck, Fatima!

Kamran Sarshenas
over 1 year ago

Amazing, wish you all the best.

David Robertson
over 1 year ago

Very important and interesting research, Good Luck Fatima!

Qin Wu
over 1 year ago

This project should be awarded because it is our future food industry.

Diva Azadi
over 1 year ago

Good Luck Fatima!

Zhang Wei
over 1 year ago

Wonderful!

Karen Gordon
over 1 year ago

I really like your video Fatima, I hope you win this competition

Li Xia
over 1 year ago

Keep it up

Tanya Tan
over 1 year ago

Good work Fatima!

Michelle Naim
over 1 year ago

Good job

Sima Afzal
over 1 year ago

Fantastic research,