Collaboration in Cutting-Edge Plant Biology Research

DuPont News, November 16, 2012
Collaboration in Cutting-Edge Plant Biology Research
This collaboration will help make possible crucial improvements in plant breeding that will help increase yields from available acreage.

 

DuPont and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) recently announced the renewal of a research collaboration that began in 2007. This multi-million-dollar collaboration supports cutting-edge plant biology research focused on meeting growing food demands worldwide. 

“Innovative science and technology are at the core of productivity improvements that will allow us to meet global food security goals of ensuring that people everywhere have access to sufficient and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for a healthy life,” said DuPont Agricultural Biotechnology Vice President John Bedbrook. “We must leverage all the science and technology tools available, including this important collaboration with CSHL. Our collaboration has contributed to – and will continue to contribute to – increasing our understanding of the basic genetic mechanisms controlling plant growth and development, which will contribute to global food security in the coming decades.”

With the world’s population expected to grow by more than 2 billion by 2050, this collaboration will help make possible crucial improvements in plant breeding that will help increase yields from available acreage. 

“CSHL’s successful partnership with DuPont Pioneer has fostered strong collaboration between a uniquely aligned group of research and industry scientists,” said CSHL President Bruce Stillman. “These two groups are leveraging each other’s strengths to achieve research results that we believe will lead to important improvements in crop yield around the world.”

View the full press release.