In January, 2Blades announced a collaboration with Monsanto and The Sainsbury Laboratory to discover novel sources of genetic resistance to diseases of corn. Stalk and ear rot diseases are endemic across major corn growing regions, with few effective control measures available. The effort combines the strong fundamental science at TSL, the translational capacity of the 2Blades Group, and the proven delivery channels of Monsanto to bring solutions to these chronic problems for corn farmers.

Photo: New 2Blades Group members will work in collaboration with Monsanto and TSL to identify new genetic resistance to fungal diseases of corn. 

L-R: Lesley Milnes, Freddy Boutrot, Marion Navarri, Carolina Grandellis