Synpromics successfully use synthetic biology in plant science projects

27/08/2014 - 2 minutes

Synpromics, a Scottish-based synthetic biology company today announced that it has successfully generated several highly effective synthetic promoters for use in plants.

Dr Michael Roberts, Founder and CSO, said:

“We have now shown that our highly disruptive technology platform can be extended from human life science into plant science. Whilst this was always expected, we now have evidence of the wide applicability of the platform. We have created at least one promoter that mediates gene expression to levels higher than is achievable with the ubiquitin-1 promoter, which is widely acknowledged as a high expressing promoter in plants. While high expression is not always the main goal, we have also proven that we can rationally design effective synthetic plant promoters. This represents a major step forward for the company and the application of our technology in the Agricultural biotechnology industry.”

Synpromics has a highly renowned Scientific Advisory Board including Professor Jonathan Jones (Sainsbury Laboratory), Dr David Lawrence (ex CSO of Syngenta) and Professor David Hume (Director of the Roslin Institute).

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