GCCRC inherits the legacy of the Joint Unit Research Unit for Genomics Applied to Climate Change (UMIP GenClima), a joint venture established in 2012 between State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA).

GCCRC was awarded a ten years grant from the FAPESP Engineering Research Centre Program to consolidate the UMIP GenClima initiative.

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Our Mission

What we stand for

The GCCRC mission is to develop biotechnological solutions, using gene editing and plant associated microbiomes, to assure agriculture sustainability to face the threat of global climate change.

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Our assets
  • Pipeline organization: the GCCRC is structured and managed as an integrated agricultural biotechnology pipeline.
  • Know-how: Our team of scientists has extensive experience in gene discovery, bioinformatics, genomics, microbiomes, metagenomics, gene editing, field trials, intellectual property, and regulatory issues.
  • Infrastructure: The GCCRC created dedicated facilities for maize germplasm development, plant transformation, gene editing, controlled growth rooms, state-of-the-art greenhouses, imaging- and sensor-based plant phenotyping, assisted by a customized Laboratory Integrated Management System (LIMS).
  • Capacity building, job and training opportunities: Positions for post-doctoral associates, Ph.D. students, and technical training fellows are open regularly. The GCCRC offers a course on plant biotechnology pipeline and innovation.
GCCRC at a glance
The GCCRC core activities are executed through the biotechnology platform “from gene to trait” that spans from gene discovery to proof of concept under field trial conditions. The platform involves the science, technologies, and tools depicted below.

The GCCRC platform “From Gene to Trait”

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Robust pipeline for microbiome research, gene discovery and proof of concept that allows the development of proprietary technologies for licensing to the agricultural sector. Click to enlarge.