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Title

Crispr Cas9

Dates

12-14 mars 2019

Organizer(s)
Speakers

Prof. Anil Wipat, Newcastle University Dre Valeria Verrone, Newcastle University One speaker from Switzerland, to be announced

Description

CRISPR/Cas9 has become one of the most promising gene editing technologies with the potential to revolutionise fields as diverse as medicine or agriculture. Although, the approach is now applied for organisms as diverse as plants or animals, its origins can be traced back to fundamental microbiology and genomics. This tool originates from our understanding of the interplay between bacteria and bacteriophages. Basic research efforts were essential not only to discover these systems, but also to elucidate the molecular mechanisms by which they operate, as well as the way to adapt this defence bacterial mechanism into tools that can work in other organisms. The aim of this activity is to give the students an overview of the technology, the biological basis of the process, and examples of applications for bacterial gene editing. We are planning a 3-day activity 1st day: seminar and discussion with students 2nd and 3rd day: practical example with Bacillus

Location

Neuchâtel

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Places

15

Deadline for registration 04.03.2019
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