Vanessa holds a bachelor’s degree in agronomy, with a plant major, from Université Laval. She is currently completing a master’s degree in plant biology at Université Laval. Her work focuses on ectopic inhibition of cysteine proteases in the expression host Nicotiana benthamiana in order to optimize the production of recombinant proteins of medical interest. As part of this project, she developed expertise in plant biotechnologies, namely the development and analysis of transgenic lines, the transient expression of proteins of interest and the quantification of these proteins. She has been employed at Biopterre since November 2019 and has been involved in molecular farming, cultivation in controlled environments and cannabis cultivation.
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