About The Author

My career has focused on the metabolic engineering of plants and bacteria to produce value-added products. Through metabolic engineering, one can redirect a portion of an organism's metabolism to produce a target product, such as a molecule or polymer, or to enhance the organism's growth and yield.

Increasing Crop Yield Through Smart Approaches In Trait Discovery

This year, genetically modified crops will be planted on an estimated 470 million acres worldwide. The core biotech traits deployed in crops were developed and commercialized over 20 years ago using recombinant DNA technology. Since the introduction of successful traits to protect against pests, the agriculture industry invested in the mass screening of individual plant