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Norwich, UK

The 2Blades Group is a translational research group embedded within The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, UK, the world leading institute for basic research in molecular plant-microbe interactions.

The group is led by Dr. Kamil Witek and is staffed by an international team of passionate and committed scientists whose goal is to advance durable genetic solutions to crop disease in order to secure global food supplies.

The 2Blades Group is crucial to our established industrial partnerships and allows the Foundation to perform proof of concept studies exploring innovative new approaches to tackling crop disease. It is part of our important partnership with TSL and serves as a fruitful platform to stimulate translation of fundamental discoveries in plant defenses to practical application.

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