Formas is a government research council for sustainable development. We fund research and innovation, develop strategies, perform analyses and conduct evaluations. Our areas of activity include the environment, agricultural sciences and spatial planning We conduct specific environmental analyses that aim to make it easier for Sweden to achieve our environmental goals. We also communicate research and research results.
In our project, we try to develop transgene-free elite Brassica napus varieties utilizing CRISPR/Cas9 or other nucleases.
At the end of the project, we foresee that we will have developed novel methods for identification of protein variants that can be used to improve growth, transgene-free conceptual and experimental frameworks for utilization of CRISPR technology and deliver improved rapeseed germplasm to end-users.