29 March 2019

Healthier crops through DNA modification

Since 2015, nano-biologist Peter Peters has been working with his research group at Maastricht University at Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus to unravel the mysteries of how cells work. He does this by studying the 3D structure of gene products (the proteins) in healthy and diseased cells. This knowledge is essential to the fight diseases such as cancer and tuberculosis, but he hopes that his institute can also contribute to the DNA revolution (‘gene modification light’ as Carola Schouten calls it) in agricultural and horticultural crops. Together with the Brightlands Greenport Campus in Venlo, he would like to work in close collaboration with a new research group. “We are going to help make fruit and vegetables immune to diseases.”

By: Source: Brightlands newsletter