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Kate Creasey Krainer, Grow More Foundation | GES Colloquium
December 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Kate M. Creasey Krainer, Ph.D., President at Grow More Foundation
Our ability to bioengineer insect and viral resistance, biofortify crops for enhanced nutrition, create edible vaccines and, improve photosynthesis for greater yield is being hindered by one controversial application of bioengineering: herbicide tolerance. Grow More Foundation’s mission is EAT – education, awareness, and transparency. We are an NGO comprised of internationally-recognized scientists enabling science to solve global agricultural problems by bridging developed world resources with developing world orphan crop staples. We also promote a global open dialogue on food insecurity and sustainability with society, regulatory bodies and industry.
Related publication: He, Sylvia, and Kate M. Creasey. (2019) “Editing Genetically Modified Organisms: BioEngineered aware.” World Agriculture
Dr. Kate M. Creasey Krainer was born and grew up in the countryside of Lincolnshire, England. She earned her BSc. Hon. from The University of Leicester (‘05) and her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from The University of Edinburgh (‘09). In the Spring of ’09, she joined Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and pursued postdoctoral research in plant molecular genetics and genomics. Notably, Dr. Creasey Krainer et al discovered a new pathway for transposon regulation. in 2016, she joined the faculty of Stony Brook University as an Adjunct Professor of Statistics and Molecular Biology. In early 2017, Dr. Creasey Krainer founded Grow More Foundation, an NGO 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in New York.