Global food security and climate change are among the greatest challenges of the 21st century. 



CIB’s research activities in agricultural biotechnology are directed at developing molecular-level tools to facilitate the development of modified crops that are resilient to stressors and applications of these tools to understand and modify plant stress responses. CIB researchers are also incorporating plant metabolic pathways in hosts such as bacteria, yeast and other plant species to produce a range of bioactive molecules.

Participating CIB faculty members include: