Dr. Kirill Schenstniy

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The main aim of my postdoc project is to engineer broad resistance of indica rice to bacterial and fungal pathogens via elimination of susceptibility (S) genes, e.g. sugar transporter-encoding genes. For the purposes of this project, novel genome editing tools and advanced breeding methods, e.g. transgene-free genome editing, embryo rescue, protoplast regeneration, haploid induction, and pigment-based selection markers, are developed and deployed.



Dr. Kirill Schenstniy

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Institute of Molecular Physiology
Heinrich Heine University