Transformation of THC and CBD synthesis genes into Yeast

Cannabinoids are diverse chemical compounds that are created by the Cannabis crop. To produce and extract the necessary amounts of cannabinoids for the market is taxing on the environment due to its high energy input costs. However, through the use of synthetic biology and genetic engineering, cannabis related chemicals can be created using simple yeast which are ubiquitous and more environmentally sustainable. BioFect Innovation is proposing to create cannabinoids created through the genetic engineering of yeast. The intern will create a unique yeast strain capable of synthesizing specialized cannabinoids that are designed towards industry needs. This project will produce a research foundation which BioFect Innovations will build on

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Louis Lo
Faculty Supervisor: 
Roberto Botelho
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Ontario
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