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CHIC Participated in the EPS CRISPR/Cas Hybrid Workshop

On 13 & 14 of September 2021, EPS CRISPR/Cas hybrid workshop was held in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Presented by The Graduate School – Experimental Plant Sciences from Wageningen University, the workshop was about genome editing technology, CRISPR/Cas, and how its usefulness and robustness made it one of the breakthrough technologies for genetic engineering. Besides it […]

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CHIC Partners Visit 2 Secondary Schools in the Netherlands to Showcase AR Game

An augmented reality (AR) game was developed for the CHIC project to allow students, or the young generation, to learn more about new genome editing techniques and, of course, learn more about the CHIC project. Developed by DEI Lab at UC3M in Spain, MyCHICFarm allows users to grow chicory crops and make the most money […]

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Researchers Make Chicory Plants Without Bitter Compounds Using CRISPR/Cas Method

Researchers have used new breeding techniques to develop a chicory variety that no longer contains bitter compounds. Katarina Cankar, plant researcher at Wageningen University & Research: “In the European CHIC project, we are working on improved industrial chicory varieties (related to witloof) that contain dietary fibre and compounds that have potential medicinal properties.” The research […]

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Biotechnology From the Blue Flower: The Unnatural, That Too is Natural

You are invited! When: 30th June, 2021 – 7pm – 8:30pm CEST (6pm – 7:30pm BST) Register in advance for this webinar: Click Here! Or copy and paste the link below…https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oPjn6TUpSAGGYY9jvBkVcA Artists Anna Dumitriu and Alex May will discuss their project “Biotechnology from the Blue Flower” with a panel of experts from the EU Horizon H2020 CHIC […]

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Spanish Chef Jordi Bordas Makes CHICque. Gourmet Aftertastes!

Online cooking workshop at Plant Biology Europe 2021 Congress (28-29.06.2021) Join us for this fascinating online panel discussion and cooking workshop. “Let’s eat CHICque. Gourmet Aftertastes” opens up the unique art, science and culinary potentials of alternative healthy ingredients in Chicory (Cichorium intybus). Join Art & Science Node Berlin in this workshop and discussion about the health benefits […]

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Commercial Exploitation of Chicory as a Multipurpose Crop Updates

CHIC is the Chicory Innovation Consortium. The project’s main objectives are 1) to implement New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs) in chicory in order to establish it as a multipurpose crop for the production of health-related products with clear benefits for consumers, and 2) to develop co-innovation pathways with stakeholders for game-changing technologies, such as NPBTs. The overall objective of Work Package […]

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Exploitation, Dissemination and Communication Update

CHIC is the Chicory Innovation Consortium. The project’s main objectives are 1) to implement New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs) in chicory in order to establish it as a multipurpose crop for the production of health-related products with clear benefits for consumers, and 2) to develop co-innovation pathways with stakeholders for game-changing technologies, such as NPBTs. The overall objective of Work Package […]

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Stakeholder Engagement Update

CHIC is the Chicory Innovation Consortium. The project’s main objectives are 1) to implement New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs) in chicory in order to establish it as a multipurpose crop for the production of health-related products with clear benefits for consumers, and 2) to develop co-innovation pathways with stakeholders for game-changing technologies, such as NPBTs. The overall objective of Work Package […]

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Socio-economic and Environmental Impacts on the Whole Value Chain Update

CHIC is the Chicory Innovation Consortium. The project’s main objectives are 1) to implement New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs) in chicory in order to establish it as a multipurpose crop for the production of health-related products with clear benefits for consumers, and 2) to develop co-innovation pathways with stakeholders for game-changing technologies, such as NPBTs. The overall objectives of Work Package […]

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Augmented Reality Educational Game for the Young Generation!

Gene editing, or genome editing, is a process in which small intended changes in the DNA are introduced in the genome of a living organism such as plants. An augmented reality game was created to allow young adults to learn more about the CHIC project and the genome editing on plants. MyChicFarm is an educational […]

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