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2Blades is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization. Our non-profit structure allows us to undertake solutions to difficult problems for broad social benefit. We work hard to make our funds have the most impact, limiting overhead expenditures in our  development programs to a 10% cap.  We earn income to fund a portion of our expenses by licensing resistance traits at fair market value for commercial crops which aids in offsetting costs for programs for subsistence agriculture which are given away at no cost. 

The majority of our funding comes from generous individuals and foundations, who recognize our ability to seek and deliver solutions. Contact Diana Horvath for information.



Connect with the 2Blades team at the upcoming events:

May 31 – June 2 2017, KIN Global 2017, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 

August 5-7 2017, American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX

  • Special session: New Insights into NLR on Plant Immunity: Pathogen Recognitions, Molecular Interactions, and Novel Disease Control Strategies
  • Talk: Transfer of an NLR gene from pigeonpea into soybean confers resistance to Asian soybean rust; presented by Peter van Esse, 2Blades Group, The Sainsbury Laboratory


November 2-3 2017, 5th Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress USA, Philadelphia, PA

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