Synthetic TAL Effectors for Targeted Gene Activation in Plants
Thursday, March 28th at 8:00AM PDT.
The ability to selectively activate or inhibit gene expression has value in basic plant biology and agriculture. Targeted gene activation can be achieved by specifically expressing a gene of interest in a temporally and/or spatially defined manner in transgenic plants, or by directly activating endogenous gene expression in its original genetic context. The defined transgene expression can be driven by using inducible or tissue-specific promoters, while the endogenous gene activation can be achieved by using endogenous or synthetic transcription factors that specifically bind to the promoters of genes of interest and activate gene expression.
Join this live, interactive webinar where Dr. Neal Stewart, professor and director at Tennessee Plant Research Center provides novel insights into the potential applications of synthetic TALEs for targeted gene activation of transgenes in plants.
Meet the Speaker:
Dr. Stewart’s lab focuses on bioenergy, phytosensors (plants to detect contaminants), plant-pest interaction, and pest biology. He and his students are witnessing firsthand the complementary relationship between synthetic biology and gene expression.