Plant regeneration is a bottleneck for transformation and gene editing. We are investigating the use and function of morphogenic regulators in maize to increase transformation efficiency.
Recent advances in the use of BABYBOOM and WUSCHEL are revolutionizing maize transformation. We want to understand how these morphogenic regulators work by unraveling their gene regulatory networks. Moreover, we are developing own, proprietary, morphogenic regulators that can be used as alternative for gene editing in maize.