2Blades was established in 2004 as a 501(c)3 charitable organization to implement practical uses of important innovations in plant science that address the rising incidence of crop disease.
Remarkable advances have been realized in plant science over the past twenty years, including genome sequencing, molecular marker technologies, and tools for genome engineering. These advances have vastly improved the understanding of plants and their interaction with pathogens, and they create opportunities for better means of breeding for durable disease resistance. Yet typically these opportunities have stalled at the basic research stage.
Working together with world leading scientists in plant-pathogen interactions, 2Blades has scouted and supported the most significant advances in the understanding of plant disease and immunity, as well as enabling technologies to develop disease resistant crops.