CRISPR pioneer Prof. John van der Oost joins Hudson River Biotechnology’s Advisory Board
submitted 3 weeks, 3 days ago by thomasbvb

Prof. John van der Oost, head of the Bacterial Genetics group in the Laboratory of Microbiology at Wageningen University, has joined the Scientific Advisory Board of Hudson River Biotechnology (HRB). Prof. van der Oost is considered a pioneer of the "CRISPR revolution" for his fundamental work on unravelling the mechanism of CRISPR-based immunity in bacteria, paving the way for developing CRISPR-mediated genome editing. He is a distinguished and highly-cited scientist, and recipient of the prestigious Dutch Spinoza award among numerous other recognitions of his ground-breaking scientific work.

HRB operates as a gene editing provider and technology co-development partner for plant breeding companies, and Prof. van der Oost will advise HRB on further refinement of their TiGER workflow, for example through the development and application of improved proteins, further broadening its commercial application.

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