Paul Chavarriaga is a Colombian Biologist-Geneticist, born in Bogotá in 1961, with > 36 years of experience in research in plant biotechnology applied to the improvement of tropical crops such as cassava, rice, beans and cocoa, among others. He began his career as a scientist in 1986 at CIAT, today the Bioversity International & CIAT Alliance, where he currently leads the Gene Editing Platform.
Objective 4: Apply gene editing technology to rice for improving productivity and C storage through deep rooting ability and enhanced photosynthetic efficiency.
- Editing plant genomes using CRISPR-Cas9 for improving the nutritional quality and resilience to climate change for rice, cassava, beans, and cocoa
- Biosafety regulation of biotechnological crops
- Science communication in Plant Biotechnology
- Development of research proposals