A yeast that naturally produces provitamin A will be genetically engineered to grow using cellulose-based agricultural byproducts. The cultivation process will then be optimized for VAD communities.

 

Tags: Bio-Tech, Circular Economy, Engineering, Food & Agriculture, Global Cooperation, Green Tech, Resilience, Trust in science.

Simran Sandhu

iGEM Calgary, University of Calgary

Simran Sandhu is an undergraduate student at the University of Calgary, where she is majoring in Biomedical Science. Passionate about health research since an early age, Simran is a wet lab researcher at iGEM Calgary, where she works with her team on the development of Oviita, a synthetic biology solution to Vitamin A deficiency.

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