Plant biofactories in the genome engineering era

Plants have been traditionally used as sustainable sources of valuable bioproducts, from aromas to medicines. New breeding techniques as CRISPR/Cas editing, in the context of a deeper understanding of plant genomes, open new opportunities for plant biofactories. Which new products can we expect to be produced in plants in the future? How is this opportunity...

Newcotiana reaches out for the young generations

As part of the dissemination activities NEWCOTIANA partners from CSIC have been leading an  initiative sponsored by Fundació Bosch i Cardellach, in collaboration with Sabadell Municipality (Catalunya, Spain), that has as a main objective to get local  citizens acquainted with the methods scientists use to acquire knowledge. Following the “Christmas Lectures” organized by the Royal...