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12-14 March 2019

Lang EN Workshop language is English
Responsable de l'activité

Pilar Junier


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


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




Reimbursements for CUSO StarOmics students

Train ticket, 2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity, hotel if necessary (1 night + breakfast: up to 90 CHF per day per person).
NO reimbursement for your meal expenses

Reimbursement form attached with original tickets has to be sent to the StarOmics coordinator Corinne Dentan at University of Lausanne, Centre Intégratif de Génomique, Le Génopode, 1015 Lausanne.

For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the CUSO StarOmics coordinator Corinne Dentan.



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