Combining Nanotechnology and Molecular Recognition in Agriculture & Food


A talk from the Chemicals Summit - Agrochemical Symposium

Dr. Maria C. DeRosa, Professor at Carleton University is one of 24 scientists worldwide to receive a 2021 Grants4Ag award from Bayer Crop Science, for her work using short stretches of DNA called aptamers to make agriculture more sustainable. In this presentation, Dr. DeRosa, discusses their cutting edge research and projects at the intersection of biotechnology, nanotechnology, molecular recognition, and materials science to develop solutions for agriculture. By combining nanotechnology and molecular recognition, they enable applications like smart fertilizers in agriculture, which could have profound positive impacts on the global food supply if successfully scaled-up for use in real-world 'smart' farms.