Brno Ph.D. Talent

Petr Janás

CRISPR/Cas-based editing of plant genomes: An exciting journey from the study of chromosome evolution to increasing the quality and yield of key crops

Lector: RNDr. Terezie Mandáková, Ph.D.

Institution: Masaryk University, Faculty of Science

Field: Molecular biology and genetics


About the project

The main goal of this project is the induction of chromosomal rearrangements by CRISPR/Cas, which occurred during the evolution and speciation of crucifers (Brassicaceae). CRISPR/Cas is a multi-purpose technology for genetic engineering. By inducing two or more double-strand breaks, CRICPR/Cas can be used to create large chromosome rearrangements (inversions, translocations, deletions, ...) and replay the tape of evolution.


Why science?

I see the science as a great mission, and my dream is that the results of my research contribute to the benefit of humanity


What do I like most about Brno

I like Brno mainly because of my friends and nice team in our laboratory.