Bioscience lite - CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing – technology, applications and implications
Bioscience LITE: CRISPR-Cas9, Wednesday 25th October, The Babraham Institute
Just a few years after its invention, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing is already having a major impact on biomedical research, making it easy to silence genes one at a time to see what they do. While it can introduce specific mutations into genes to find out why they predispose people to diseases, the ability to alter the genome of any organisms on earth is a concern.
Scientists from the Babraham Institute and the Wellcome Genome Campus will discuss how they use this powerful technique in their research and what the implications are for its future use. Q&A sessions will follow each talk before a general discussion to allow sharing of teaching resources. Register on Eventbrite to attend or to receive the session video.
The programme for the event is below:
17:00 Arrival and refreshments
17:15: Welcome and introductions
17:35: Vicente Perez-Garcia (Babraham Institute)
18:05: Fiona Behan (Wellcome Genome Campus)
18:35: Discussion & Resources
Bioscience LITE is a new series of free twilight teacher training events hosted by the Wellcome Genome Campus and the Babraham Institute. These sessions will provide you with updates on contemporary bioscience, access to some of our scientific facilities and introduce you to resources that can be used in the classroom.
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