Future Proofing our Crops with Precision Gene Editing

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What if there were no more bananas because of disease? What if drought wiped out our grain crops? What if our farming lands couldn’t produce enough food to feed everyone? All of these are a possibility and pose a real threat to our food security. What am I doing about it? I’m using gene editing technology to develop ways to make better crop plants. Plant genomes are very complicated and it is difficult and time consuming to modify plant genes. I am using CRISPR-Cas9 technology to develop more precise and efficient ways to modify plant genes. These methods can be used to make plants that are more resilient to pests and diseases and more drought hardy with increased yield. Queensland’s economic wellbeing is heavily reliant on the agricultural industry, and my research will not only have significant financial benefits for the State, but also ensure we are at the forefront of research.

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paul kirkwood
12 months ago

Agricultural research is just as if not more important than cancer research but does not get the recognition it deserves.

Rafael Naim
12 months ago

Good work peta

muhammad khalid
12 months ago

very interesting. good luck.

Thaanis Kumar
12 months ago

Wonderful. Good Luck!!

AHMAD ASRI
12 months ago

Good luck!!!

Mina Naim
12 months ago

Well done!

Fahim Naim
12 months ago

So proud of you.

Tam Khil
12 months ago

Good job peta

Ali Abbas
12 months ago

Very impressed. Good luck

Tarek Kamel
12 months ago

Good work

Nazlin Ali
12 months ago

Excellent Work.. Good luck..

Hamid Amini Moghadam
12 months ago

Good work my friend!

Mohammed Elhakim
12 months ago

Great work , keep it up

Ethan Hari
12 months ago

Amazing work

Barak Obama
12 months ago

World Needs You

Wan Hanafi Wan Hussain
12 months ago

Excellent job. Keep it up!

Steve Jobling
12 months ago

Gene editing has huge potential for improving agriculture so congrats for being at the forefront of this field

Mostafa Esmaeili
12 months ago

Good luck!

Mika Enriquez
12 months ago

Good luck!

Rambo Naim
12 months ago

this will end poverty

David Yaqub
12 months ago

It’s litt 🔥

Farhad Faramarzi
12 months ago

Very impressive Research.
Good Luck!

Kiki Zhou
12 months ago

Nice project

Qin Li
12 months ago

What a great undertaking!

Sia Fuchs
12 months ago

Impressive

Brian Owen
12 months ago

Good Luck

Alex Morris
12 months ago

Great job! Good luck!

James Lee
12 months ago

Fantastic project. Good luck

Anastasiya Newton
12 months ago

Wonderful work, Fatima

Mary Burton
12 months ago

Great project Fatima

EMMA HARRISON
12 months ago

Fantastic Fatima Woohoo

Olivia Copper
12 months ago

This is just the beginning

Emily Ford
12 months ago

Inspirational work

Mia Zhang
12 months ago

Exciting

Ali Shojaeipour
12 months ago

Great research idea with high potential. Good Luck!

Hari Singh
12 months ago

Good luck

David Hudson
12 months ago

This is exciting

Chiyo Tanaka
12 months ago

がんばろう

Fatima Naim
12 months ago

Thank you all... you are too generous

Vivian Blake
12 months ago

Fantastic work Fatima, keep it up

Wang Jun
12 months ago

Your project could be a game changer, good luck

Aatash Afzali
12 months ago

Brilliant!

Mujghan Tokhi
12 months ago

WELL DONE! So proud of you

Raheel Naim
12 months ago

Yay so good!

Ebisu Nakamura
12 months ago

Good luck

Ali Almadi
12 months ago

Reseach of future, good luck Fatima

Wang Ping
12 months ago

Great work Fatima! Both in the lab and with the community!

Dana Gordon
12 months ago

Great research, researcher and video

Shugufa Zia
12 months ago

Make it happen.
You can do it.

Piper Morgan
12 months ago

Keep pushing the boundaries back

David Chan
12 months ago

Best wishes, Fatima

Reza Deldadeh
12 months ago

Good Luck Fatima

Pushkar Shrestha
12 months ago

Very interesting and important project, Fatima. All the best.

Tao Cai
12 months ago

Amazing research, Good Luck Fatima.

Scott Freeman
12 months ago

You can do it!

Rezvan Rashid
12 months ago

Impressive! Good Luck

Mandana Afshar
12 months ago

What a topic! what a researcher! amazing

Zia Maghdor
12 months ago

Hope you win

George Anderson
12 months ago

This project is a future for FOOD SECURITY!

Avril Rezvan
12 months ago

Well done and best of luck, Fatima!

Kamran Sarshenas
12 months ago

Amazing, wish you all the best.

David Robertson
12 months ago

Very important and interesting research, Good Luck Fatima!

Qin Wu
12 months ago

This project should be awarded because it is our future food industry.

Diva Azadi
12 months ago

Good Luck Fatima!

Zhang Wei
12 months ago

Wonderful!

Karen Gordon
12 months ago

I really like your video Fatima, I hope you win this competition

Li Xia
12 months ago

Keep it up

Tanya Tan
12 months ago

Good work Fatima!

Michelle Naim
11 months ago

Good job

Sima Afzal
11 months ago

Fantastic research,