Silkworm research at the G7 Science Ministers Meeting in Tsukuba

Release date : June 8, 2016 (Wednesday)

The NIAS research on production of fluorescent silk from transgenic silkworm was presented at the exhibition hall of the G7 Science and Technology Ministers' Meeting held in Tsukuba on May 15-17, 2016. The NIAS has developed a system for stable transformation of silkworm to facilitate efficient development and utilization of transgenic silkworms for fundamental research and bio-industries. The exhibit focused on the fluorescent silk products generated from silkworm transformed with glowing red, orange and green proteins from corals and jellyfish. The NIAS researchers involved in silkworm research explained about the exhibit to visiting G7 science ministers.