Development of high protein canola using MAD7 gene editing

This project targets the improvement of seed protein content in Canola seed using genome editing. The development of high protein content in canola seeds has potential to be utilized in the production of plant protein ingredients and as a source of high protein feed in the dairy and aquaculture industry. AgGene, the partner organization is an Alberta-based startup company and will benefit from MITACS support to hire a high quality intern to facilitate the development of high protein canola by leading the transformation and identification of gene edited canola plants. The intern will also have the opportunity to participate in the business strategy and planning for commercialization activities of a high protein canola variety.

Ayush Gupta
Faculty Supervisor: 
Marcus Samuel
Partner University: