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Rose Vossen

‘I am studying Life Science and Technology. In my end project, I designed new yeast strains with point mutations to improve the biomass yield. To obtain this, I used a CRISPR CAS9 strategy to change a gene in two strains of yeast. After this change I compared them in a growth study with the wildtype to study the effect of the mutations.'

Applications

'An improved biomass yield can be used for multiple things. For instance, the production of medicine could be improved with higher yields. However, in my research I focused on the use of protein in meat replacements.

Futuristic view

I hope the research line is continued to study the effect of the mutations. Maybe one of the mutations in the gene proves profitable and can be useful to enhance biomass. Later in the future it might even be used for production.’

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