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Genetic transformation of maize and Arabidopsis thaliana for functional evaluation of genes for tolerance to abiotic stresses

Grant number: 20/10397-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2020
Effective date (End): December 15, 2020
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Plant Genetics
Principal Investigator:Paulo Arruda
Grantee:Willian Eduardo Lino Pereira
Host Institution: Centro de Biologia Molecular e Engenharia Genética (CBMEG). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Host Company:Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Centro de Biologia Molecular e Engenharia Genética (CBMEG)
Associated research grant:16/23218-0 - The Genomics for Climate Change Research Center, AP.PCPE


Global climate change poses a major threat to agricultural production and food security worldwide and, especially, in the tropics. This postdoctoral scholarship project proposal aims to use the transformation of corn and Arabidopsis thaliana to assess the function of genes associated with abiotic stresses. The project involves everything from the optimization of transformation protocols until the evaluation of the role of genes in the plant biology. As for the transformation of corn, the fellow will work in collaboration with the transformation team to optimize the process. As for the use of Arabidopsis thaliana, the fellow will work in collaboration with other researchers to elucidate the functions of genes related to mitochondrial metabolism. (AU)

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