October 2020 Meeting
Topic: Wild Plants As Biofactories For Sustainable Active Ingredients With High Efficacy
N. benthamiana is a historical plant-based model organism for the transient expression of high purity proteins, which has been primarily used for medical research: vaccines, antibiotics.
Synthetic mRNA can be inserted through the leaves into the cytoplasm of vegetal cells while nuclei remain untouched, so the system is non-GM. Transcript amplification and extension within adjacent cells takes place through the plasmodesmata. The expansion and translation into proteins is remarkably fast, with a production cycle of just 10 days and a high yield of expression.
As opposed to recombinant production by Gram (-) bacteria that may contain endotoxins, synthesis of proteins in plants allows to obtain safe plant-based ingredients with high activity.
Diane received her bachelor’s degree in biology from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.
Diane is the West Coast Key Account Manager of LipoTrue Inc. Diane has previously worked at HORN Company where she held several positions including Business Development Manager and Sales Leader. She has also worked at Agilex Fragrances where she held a position as an Account Executive.
|Event Date||October 27, 2020 5:30 pm|
|Event End Date||October 27, 2020 7:00 pm|