The new cultivated tomato (right) has a variety of domestication features which distinguish it from the wild plant (left). Photo: Agustin Zsögön/Nature Biotechnology

For the first time, researchers from Brazil, the USA and Germany have created, within a single generation, a new crop from a wild plant – the progenitor of our modern tomato – by using a modern process of genome editing. Starting with a “wild tomato” they have, at the same time, introduced a variety of crop features without losing the valuable genetic properties of the wild plant. Prof. Jörg Kudla from the University of Münster is involved in the study. The results have been published in the current issue of “Nature Biotechnology” (Advance Online Publication).

NRW nanoconference 2018

The NRW Nano Conference is Germany’s largest conference with international appeal in the field of nanotechnologies. It takes place every two years at changing locations. More than 700 experts from science, industry and politics meet for two days to promote research and application of the key technology at the network meeting.

International MicroNanoConference 2017

The International MicroNanoConference 2017 was held at the Beurs van Berlage in the very heart of Amsterdam. From Tuesday 12th Dec. to Wednesday 13th Dec. Nanobay participated in the ROCKET booth, presenting some of the projecs and collaborations we are involved in.

The Center for Virtual Engineering ZVE, Headquarters of the Fraunhofer IAO, founding member of the new group. Photo: Christian Richters, © Fraunhofer IAO, UNStudio, ASPLAN

Pooling competencies: Fraunhofer cementing its position as a leading player in the German innovation arena