The primary interest of the group is genome editing of plant genomes (knock-in, -out, transcriptional control, etc.). The group is focused on the use of CRISPR/Cas given its simple design and ever increasing number of techniques. Current, and future, CRISPR/Cas systems offer a wide range of genome editing capabilities for the investigation and improvement of plant systems. To enable the use of this technology within VIB and beyond, there are two avenues of research in the group: First, is the curation of a collection of genome editing (CRISPR) reagents and protocols for use at VIB. Second, is the optimization and development of plant genome editing.