Eu Sheng Wang (Wes)
I have a strong interest in the biotechnological approach for the improvement of crop plants, including: plants as bioreactors for the expression of transgenic proteins; chloroplast biology and biotechnology; synthetic biology; and, molecular plant pathology. I have dedicated the past 7 years of my life to understanding the gene expression mechanism of chloroplasts and evaluating their potential for the expression of transgenic proteins. As an offshoot of my research, I have come to understand the importance of the chloroplasts in plant-pathogen interactions and the intricate signalling pathways that are involved. Unadulterated curiosity has led me to pursue my research into the field of plant pathology...
I have mainly lectured and supervised in areas relating to biotechnology with particular emphasis on plastid biotechnology and molecular pharming at the undergraduate, masters and early PhD levels.
After dabbling with the transformation of plants using Agrobacterium, agroinfiltration, silicon carbide fibres (whisker) and particle bombardment mediated methods; I am currently conducting research using the CRISPR/Cas9 technology for the improvement of crop plants with particular interest in the potato crop.