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14 Jun 2018

Registrations for the Croucher Summer Course Precision Genome Engineering by CRISPR are now open

The Croucher Summer Course Precision Genome Engineering by CRISPR, organized by the School of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Hong Kong will be held from August 10 to 15, 2018. 

"Precision genome engineering by CRISPR is a game-changing technology that holds the promise to revolutionize modern biology and medicine. This is the first course or forum in Asia devoted specifically to CRISPR and we have four specific aims: 1) To bring together a group of local and regional researchers interested in CRISPR and educate them with innovative thoughts and cutting-edge technologies; 2) To provide a forum for discussion and knowledge exchange, facilitating a better understanding of the breath and complexity of CRISPR technology among participants and the wider research community; 3) To promote the use of CRISPR technology in Hong Kong and the wider region; 4) To foster collaborations and to strengthen the link of the local and the wider research community to the world."

Topics:

Introduction to CRISPR

Delivery systems of CRISPR

CRISPR in model organisms

CRISPR screens

CRISPR therapeutics

CRISPR in virology, cancer research and stem cell biology

Practical on CRISPR knockout 

Lecturers:

Ben Berkhout (Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands); Osamu Nureki (The University of Tokyo, Japan);  Shengdar Q. Tsai (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA); Sidi Chen (Yale School of Medicine, USA); Bon-Kyoung Koo (Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria); Pengtao Liu (School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong); Kosuke Yusa (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, United Kingdom); Roderick Beijersbergen (Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands); Andrew Aguirre (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA); Qi Liu (Tongji University, China)

More information and applications.