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Christophe Reuzeau from CropDesign, BASF Visited IGDB

Dr. Christophe Reuzeau, Senior Manager Technology Acquisition and Collaborations, ASIA Pacific Region, CropDesign, BASF, visited IGDB. Dr. XU Weihua, Deputy Director of the Institute, hosted the visit and delivered a brief introduction of the institute to the guest. The potential collaboration on joint research,academic exchanges,and graduate employment was discussed. Dr. CHU Chengcai, a Principal Investigator from the Center for Genome Research, jointed the discussion.



CropDesign N.V., a BASF plant science company, is an agricultural biotech company delivering agronomic traits for the global commercial seed markets. The company's trait discovery and development program focuses on enhancing grain yield in crops such as corn and rice, and increasing biomass of energy crops. The company's trait discovery program is powered by the TraitMill platform, a unique platform for applied genomics. TraitMill comprises a set of high-throughput processes for gene identification, cloning and plant engineering, as well as for the high-resolution phenotypic analysis of plants through automated screening methods.