Mansour Karimi

VIB, University of Ghent, Belgium

Mansour Karimi, a senior scientist at PSB (Ghent-Belgium), did his PhD in plant biotechnology in the Ghent University, Belgium. In his PhD he worked in promoter tagging to identify nematode inducible plant promoters. Since his PhD he has been involved in several research projects related to plant Biotechnology at PSB.

In 2002 he started to develop Gateway compatible plant binary vectors. Due to his big interest in the Gateway cloning system, he developed this system for monocot and Physcomitrella patens. Besides developing vectors, he was involved in the Arabidopsis silencing project (AGRIKOLA) and currently he's working in the genome editing technology CRISPR/Cas system.