Learn from the top genome-editing researchers and perform hands-on CRISPR experiments in this UC Berkeley class.
Most summers, the IGI offers a 3-week class for UC Berkeley students. The course covers a range of CRISPR-related topics and provides an opportunity to perform a suite of biochemistry and molecular biology experiments. The lab and lecture components of the course are divided into two separate classes, each worth 1 unit. You must sign up for the lecture if you plan to take the lab, but you may take the lecture alone.
Prominent CRISPR experts from UC Berkeley and UCSF deliver the course lectures. Topics include bacterial immune systems, CRISPR protein structure and mechanisms, genome editing in humans and agriculture, policy and regulation, and ethical considerations. During the lab sessions, students perform CRISPR experiments outside of cells (in vitro) and inside cells (in vivo), and analyze their results using bioinformatic tools.
This course is designed to expose students to a wide range of scientific fields and present the most cutting-edge advancements in genome-editing research and applications.
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