We are responsible for several research cooperations at national and international level. Below you will find a selection of the most important research collaborations.

  • LACoP


    The objective of LACOP is the production of food plants with a reduced content of the allergenic storage proteins 2S albumin Bra j 1 (mustard) and 7S globulin Ara h 1 (peanut). Only the allergenic epitopes are removed from the corresponding genes by genome editing.

    The advantage of CRISPR-Cas9 based genome editing is that several mutations can be introduced simultaneously at different sites in the genome. This is important because many allergenic proteins have a polygenic background. Genomically edited plants have been used in the USA, Japan, Brazil and other countries.

    Persons and institutions involved in the project:

  • CROpto


    In this BMBF-funded project, potatoes with new properties will be developed in a short period of time by directed genome editing in potato protoplasts using laser-based optoporation of CRISPR/Cas9 nucleoproteins.

    Participating persons and institutions:

    • Prof. Dr. Jens Boch
    • Dr. Dag Heinemann
      • Laser Zentrums Hannover e.V.

    Further information about this project.