Transfering the Golden Gate technology to crop research in Ethiopia

From 3–5 May 2017, the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub hosted a workshop on Golden Gate technology for researchers from the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Hawassa University and Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute. 

The workshop aimed at familiarizing the researchers with the technology, which can reduce months or years of plant transformation work to a matter of days. The Golden Gate technology allows the rapid assembly of DNA constructs that contain multiple desirable genes, ready for transformation and testing in plants.

The platform at the BecA-ILRI Hub was established with support from the John Innes Centre (JIC) in May 2015. Andy Breakspear and Christian Rogers of JIC conducted the workshop, with support from BecA-ILRI Hub’s Leah Kago. 


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  • Guest (Agnes Nimo Bosompem)

    I believe it would very educative. can a molecular lab technician benefits from this training?

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