Genome-Scale Method for Precision Engineering of Yeast Strains

Dr. Zhao from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a novel method for genome-scale precise deletions in yeast. This technology allows the identification of novel factors related to survival in harsh conditions. Utilizing this technology will allow the generation of novel strains more suited to industrial applications. Compared to current strategies which are time consuming, Dr. Zhao’s technology allows the creation of new strains in a month while allowing multiple cycles of adaptation through deletions to occur.